No photos today, folks. It was all driving!
After pancakes and sausage, Ralph left to go to the Ford dealership in Dawson Creek to have the oil changed (this is the second - and hopefully the last - time we'll do this on the trip!). I planned to do laundry; however, no one was in the office to give me change so we still have a basket full of dirty clothes! I did some other house stuff, tho.
We left about 10:30 am and drove - and drove - and drove. About half way to Edmonton, we almost ran out of gas; we had filled up but the hilly country really drained the tank. Literally on a wing, a prayer, and gas fumes, we coasted into a station at Whitecourt. I don't think there was half a liter left in the tank.
Everything was fine after that until we got to Edmonton. Canadians don't mark their highways like we do. You can drive for miles before you see a sign indicating the highway. We tried to by=pass Edmonton and got totally screwed up. Ralph finally asked for and received some directions from a guy at a gas station (he does NOT mind asking for directions, unlike some men I know!). That put us on the right track. There is a ton of road construction going on in this country and we hit part of it. Ultimately, we made it to the Walmart in Le Duc on PR 2, heading toward Calgary.
Tomorrow we drive through Calgary and cross the border in the good old USA! We have been without cell phones (that was bad when we almost ran out of gas!) through Canada. It really didn't make sense to pay for International Phone service for itineraryOur itineary includes Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks, the Badlands (includes Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, and the NP), Mitchell (the Corn Palace), and Madison. Then it's interstates to Charleston! and my new grandbaby! and a real bathtub!!!