|It is 10:05pm and the sun is just setting low in the sky as a giant flare surrounded by a purple haze. The sky above us is like gray cotton, to announce that we will have rain tonight.
We traveled west today through Saskatchewan with its 'Yellow Gold', in this part of the area they grow barely and canloa. In the fall the fields will be ribboned with green and amber feilds. It also becomes hilly, with large lakes dotting the landscape.
We have changed time zones in Saskatchewan, although they are in central time they do not observe daylight savings time. As we moved into Alberta the landscape changed moderately; becoming more hilly and interspaced on the fields is Alberta's 'Black Gold'. The oil rigs dot the fields. We stopped at the welcome center and the girls spotted an animal that they think is soooo cute, but the residents of this providence would like to see gone for ever - the tiny little prairie dogs. The girls sat for a long time to get pictures of these furry little creatures.
We pull into Edmonton (the captial of Alberta)in the middle of the afternoon, we have to change the clocks once more; for we are now in Mountain time.
The campgrounds is not what we would call even nice, it has dirt roads and very little in amenities. The grounds are networked with prairie dog holes and tunnels. The hazel colored animals zip from hole to hole. The girls counted as many as 11 of them going in and out of one hole. I am afraid to let Taffy out for fear she will follow one of the little animals into their holes and not be able to get out.
Bob has been watching a leaky grease seal on one of the wheels and has decided he needed to have it fixed. He called around and found a place that will work on it tomorrow, so I will be escorting the girls around town while he sits at the shop for them to repair the motor home.
As 11pm arrives it is finally dark enough to convinced the girls it is time to make up the beds - for tomorrow is another day of adventure.