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Sep 4, 2019 - Let the trip planning begin!

Flights are booked, hotels reserved, now to decide what to see in every city. September 22 - October 12. Prauge, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Salzburg and Vienna. I arrive in Prague September 23, staying at the Akcent Hotel. On September 30 I will be in Bratislava staying at Art Hotel William. Next is Ljubljana on October 2nd staying at B&B Petra Varl. On October 5th I leave for Salzburg staying at Alstadt Hotel Hofwirt. My last stop is Vienna staying at Das Capri. This is my test run to see if I’ve got the trip journal figured out.

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Jun 28, 2019 - St. Albert to Saskatoon

Spent 3 wonderful days with life-long friends Patti and Paul in St Albert. Had a yummy Italian dinner with Craig’s sister Tracey and brother-in/law Dean. Spent an afternoon with cousin Judith and daughter Pam in their beautiful home in Beaumont. Although our visits were all short, it was all very special. Today hit the “flatlands” heading into Saskatoon for a week. Looking forward to visiting with Ryan/Lacey and grandkids Lexi and Quinn; brother Dave and Sheryl; Trisha and Jerome - another wonderful week ahead!

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Aug 25, 2018 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 20th Today we stopped for an extended period in Saskatoon; partly for business but also to stop in at the Pleasure way factory just outside of town. Several folks in the Island Pleasure way club recommended it and we decided that even though it meant a longer stop than expected Morris has been such an integral part of our journey we thought we might like to see where he was built. We weren’t sure what type of reception we would receive given we gave absolutely no notice of our arrival but we were pleasantly greeted and told that they...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Travel to Saskatoon

Traveled about 460 miles today and thoroughly enjoyed the drive. As we travel east from Edson, we drove out of the foothills into land that reminded us of eastern North Dakota. There is a nice mixture of cattle country and cultivated crop land. The canola is in bloom and quite beautiful. It is also nice to see many miles distant across the plain. Interesting traffic signs included “Important Intersection Ahead” and “Partnership Rest Area Ahead”. The region certainly appeared prosperous with the ranches having many different and original...

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Jul 2, 2018 - Saskatoon

Just to let you know I'm still here. It rained all day yesterday, probably the worst day since I got here. Not good news for the Canada Day celebrations. Today was sunny so I got some of the things done I should have done yesterday like laundry & cleaning the bugs off the front of the motorhome in between watching tennis. Wimbledon started today so don't expect updates every day during the next 2 weeks.

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Jun 30, 2018 - Saskatoon

No sightseeing today. I spent all morning planning & booking for the next 3 weeks. Bookings are tight at some of the campgrounds so I had to do a fair bit of juggling with dates. It’s all sorted now until July 24th then I think I’ll be getting away from the more popular areas. Hope so, anyway – I don’t cope well with crowds & hate to lock myself into a schedule so far ahead. I don’t plan to do any sightseeing tomorrow (Canada Day) either & if so I won’t bother with an update. I need to catch up on some domestic & financial chores.

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Jun 29, 2018 - Saskatoon

Today I moved from the history of European settlement to learning more about the Plains Indians at Wanushewin Heritage Park. The word Wanuskewin comes from a Cree word meaning “seeking peace of mind” & I found it was an extremely peaceful place. There weren’t many people around so most of the time I was by myself with lots of bird noises, new summer wildflowers, butterflies & a distant train whistle which is such an iconic Canadian sound. This park, which is the site of the longest continuously running archaeological excavations in Canada...

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Jun 28, 2018 - Saskatoon

Although Regina is the Provincial capital, Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city. Not by much though – according to my Auto Club book, Regina’s population is 236,000 & Saskatoon’s is 295,000. The total population of Saskatchewan is just over a million. The campground is about 15 km north-west of the city so I hadn’t seen any of it so far. I drove downtown today & it’s very attractive with parkland, walking paths & bike trails along the South Saskatchewan River but nowhere to park a motorhome so I could look but couldn’t take photos. The...

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Jun 27, 2018 - Saskatoon

It’s been a lovely day but I’ve been so busy I’ve hardly stepped out of the motorhome. This weekend signals the start of the Canadian school holidays so things will get busy until the kids go back the first week in September. Until now I haven’t had to book very far ahead but I’m going to be in some of the busier places in the Rockies during the worst time so I had to do some serious planning today & actually make some commitments. I’ve even made a ferry booking from Prince Rupert which is the terminus of the Yellowhead Highway, on the...

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Jun 26, 2018 - Prince Albert to Saskatoon

There’s a good dual-lane highway all the way from Prince Albert to Saskatoon but I took a substantial detour on pretty ordinary roads to the Batoche National Historic Site. This was the site of the last in a series of 4 battles between the Métis & Canadian government forces in 1885. The whole Métis rebellion business is very complicated & controversial, even now, but this is how I understand it. The trouble all started in 1870 when the new 3 year old Canadian government bought Rupert’s Land, a vast tract of territory, 1/3 of what is now...

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Oct 7, 2017 - Longlac to Saskatoon

Surprisingly & quite fortunately, Winnipeg is the only town the train goes through that I also went through in the motorhome. It’s fortunate because I didn’t see much of downtown Winnipeg when I was here in early June because I couldn’t find anywhere to park. The Winnipeg Union Station is right in the centre of town so today I got to see a few places I’d missed before. We arrived about 2 hours late so instead of having 3¾ hours here we only had just under 2 hours so were able to leave pretty much on time. I went for a walk along the Red...

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Jul 2, 2017 - Saskatoon

Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a remarkable place. Firstly we watched a movie about the area showing us that Wanuskewin is a spiritual and healing place. From the time you arrive you can feel the presence of the past. I met a man at the motel called Frank this morning and he told me he works with the elders and told me I would love it - he was right! The indigenous family groups would move around the praires to different areas, at the first summer thunderstorm they would move to the summer camp, at the first frost to their winter camp. The...

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