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Jul 24, 2018 - West side story

About an hour west of Regina, the landscape changed from flat farmland to little rolling hills with mostly wheat fields. It was still easy driving, so I was glad for that. Halfway through the trip, there was finally a pull out that was big enough for big rigs, so I pulled over and had lunch there. It had a little metal sign saying this meridian was important for surveyors of Saskatchewan. huh. In only 5 or 10 minutes after getting back on the road, I came to a place called Chaplin with a rest stop and viewing area for a great salt lake with...

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Oct 1, 2016 - Day 1 Hitting the Road to Maple Creek, SK.

We were up early in preparation for our first pull of the fifth wheel in over 5 months. It was very important to take our time to ensure everything was properly hooked up and ready for travel. Connie was busy stowing and securing items in the interior of the trailer while John worked outside getting hoses, power cords and leveling jacks secured. The trip would be a little different as we will be driving two different vehicles until we reach Lumby BC. Around 9:00AM everything was ready to go. John led the procession with F350 and the 5th...

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Aug 20, 2011 - Our visit to Calgary and then on to East of Medicine Hat

Wednesday we made the short 100 mile trip to Calgary (actually Strathmore). The terrain changed from mountains to rolling hills and agriculture (hay and grain). We were told this is a very big area for barley and we saw lots of Alfalfa. We stayed at our first fairgrounds. There are no sewer hookups, but a dump station to empty the tanks on our way out. The campground was filled by mostly long term campers and construction workers. We heard noise from different birds in the fairgrounds but did not see them. Judie thought they were guineas or...

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Jul 2, 2008 - Regina to Maplecreek

Regina to Maple Creek Total mileage for 12 days of travel 2,680 Today we had our usual departure time. There were several mitigating circumstances: laundry (which was not done on Canada Day (day before) because we were very busy),my 8 minute shower for $1.00 Canadian dollar and the return of the rental car. Laundry was a hoot as the machines took 2 “loonies” $1.00 coins, all I had was “toonies” $2.00 coins, the office was closed because as I began washing at 0730 and could not get change from the office. So I stood outside the men’s...

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Jun 25, 2008 - Our 1st Day on The Road

We traveled 400 km today and stopped just outside Maple Creek at a campground called Eagle Valley Park. What a pleasant surprise! The park is hidden from the Trans Canada Highway by a grove of trees that keeps this place a hidden secret. Our plan is to stay for 2 nights while touring the surrounding areas of (Cypress Hills & Fort Walsh).

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Trip Journal

Summer 2008

Oct 30, 2007 - Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

Tuesday October 30...8:00pm Got up this morning to the motion of Sherman rocking back and forth in the wind. Not that cold though. We think it only went down to about 5 last night, so we were comfortable without having to put our newly repaired furnace on. But the wind was really bad...they were saying gusts of over 50 km/h, which is not bad when you're driving a car, but taking Sherman across the prairies in that kind of wind is like setting sail...and the entire motorhome is the sail! We went and wandered a nearby shopping mall as I am...

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Jul 15, 2007 - Cypress Hill and Fort Walsh

Yes there are hills in Saskatchewan and we found them. The Cypress Hills area of southwest Saskatchewan, were called by the Cree Indians 'myun-a-tuh-gow' or beautiful highlands. The Cypress Hills have the highest elevation in Saskatchewan at 1392m (4,565ft) above sea level and 610m (2,000ft) above the surrounding plains. They are also the highest point of land between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains. A large section of the hills form part of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and also includes the Fort Walsh National Historic Site. We...

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