Monday July 10, 2006
Left Grand Forks yesterday, around 10AM, and headed for the border. We really enjoyed this stay - lots of fun people (man, do those people from Manitoba party!), and some excellent racing. Having electric hook-ups was a real plus.
We filled up on fuel for the RV in Grand Forks, since it's less expensive in the States - bought $350 worth (about 117 Gal.). The border crossing went well - Nizhoni was fine, since the guard stayed on the driver's side and talked with us through the driver's window (which she, apparently, approves of). We made a fairly short day of it - drove less than 200 miles to Portage La Prairie - east of Winnipeg. Nice campground, but too many trees for either of the satellite dishes. Got caught up on laundry and cleaning. Did most of our shopping in Grand Forks, but will get the things we couldn't bring across the border (meats, veggies, and fruits) today. Will stay here one more night to rest up, and then head northwest for Saskatoon and then Edmonton.
Yesterday we took I-29 up out of Grand Forks into Winnipeg, Manitoba, and then headed west on Trans-Canadian Highway (TCH) 1. Tomorrow we'll take the 'Yellowhead' up into Saskatoon. Weather is beautiful - quite cool and windy yesterday (a nice switch from the hot windy days we'd been having). It's supposed to heat up again today.