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Jul 4, 2018 - Fort Battleford

It was very overcast this morning & threatening rain so it would have been lovely to stay here & watch the tennis. I fiddled with the satellite dish again but still couldn’t get a signal. The forecast said it would improve this afternoon & although it wasn’t looking much better I walked across to Fort Battleford next door, armed with jacket & umbrella. Actually it did clear after a while & there were nice patches of sunshine this afternoon. At Fort Battleford I got a quite different aspect of the 1885 conflict from the one I’d seen at...

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Jul 3, 2018 - Saskatoon to Battleford

Not a long drive, just 160 km through lovely prairie countryside, mostly past bright yellow Canola fields. (Canola was originally a trademark name of the Rapeseed Association of Canada, and the name was a condensation of "Can" from Canada and "ola" from other vegetable oils like Mazola but is now a generic term for edible varieties of rapeseed oil in North America and Australia.) The Battlefords are a pair of very interesting towns separated by the North Saskatchewan River. There’s lots of history here showcased in some great museums. For a...

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Jun 18, 2017 - Hinton, Alberta to West Edmonton Mall to Battleford, Saskatchewan

We left Hinton about 7:40 am and headed east. We got gas in Hinton for 101.9, saw it for 99.9 a lot along the way, and then we paid 89.4 in Edmonton. We passed a Howard Johnsons Inn along the way. I didn't even know there were any left. It was strange to see mostly deciduous trees today, instead of the evergreens we've been seeing for so long. For a little break, we stopped at the West Edmonton Mall and walked around for 1 1/4 hours. This is the largest mall in North America, and the 10th largest in the world by gross leasable area. Until...

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Apr 13, 2017 - Back in Prince George & it's cold

Some of our activities prior to leaving FOY Took a very short atv ride. The plan was to take a ride to Chirriko which is a truck stop on the I10 but Dean's atv broke down about 10km out. We waited and waited and waited some more around mile marker 30 on the canal but when they never showed up we had to back track looking for them. This is why you don't ever atv by yourself. Dean was broke down so we headed back. Took over an hour to drive 7km. His atv kept stalling. Brian played in the skunk tournament. You ask what is a skunk tournament?...

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