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May 15, 2017 - Elkwater to Swift Current

There wasn’t any snow when I looked out my window this morning but there was a beautiful deer walking slowly through the trees next to the motorhome. Just after 9:00am, fortunately before I’d left Elkwater, I got a phone call from the bloke in Medicine Hat who was supposed to install my radio, saying he couldn’t get a dash kit & anyhow, he’d forgotten that he wasn’t working tomorrow because he was taking the day off to do his tax return. As he’d already stuffed me around last Friday, not surprisingly I told him in no uncertain terms what he...

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Canada 2017

Jul 9, 2016 - Ponderosa Campground, Swift Current, Sask

Today we followed the TransCanada east from Calgary to Medicine Hat and eventually into Saskatchewan We passed through acres and acres of canola and then wheat as we moved east. Tonight we are in Swift Current at the Ponderosa campground. It is a nice little campground with decent wifi and a clear view for satellite. We enjoyed a delicious trailer cooked dinner tonight, and ate outside at our picnic table. The weather is almost perfect tonight. Tomorrow we will continue east.

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May 5, 2016 - Elkwater ( Cypress Hills) to Swift Current

Our water problem, or lack thereof, was due to lack of knowledge, we, OK I, hadn't put the cap on the suction tube, so it was sucking air instead of water, 10 minutes with someone who knows what he is doing and YES.....we have running water without city hook up! Wahoo!!! It is hot and very dry here, lots to see on our journey, but across the horizon, not many places to stop, but you can see for miles, and miles, and miles, and...... Tumbleweeds in the median looked like one was going to hit bit it slowed down. Yup, it's all excitement...

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May 24, 2015 - Day 5 - No Trees & The Great Escape (Winnipeg to Swift Current)

We wake 1/2 hour early because of the time change and immediately decide to get on the road earlier. The routine continues - get ready, walk dog, breakfast, load CRV and go. This time we decide to load the pets first so they aren't as stressed. It makes loading the CRV easier and Chuck seems to be less anxious - knowing that he's already in the car. Both Chuck and Spike have been troopers. They haven't made a fuss or caused any problems. They didn't eat much the first two days. It was a bit worrisome. But now they're eating normally. We...

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Karen Goes West

Apr 20, 2015 - Swiftly to Swift Current

We spent all winter down south where it's warm. To come north and for the 3rd day in a row we of course experience frost... We had the electric blankets on for a bit and the heater on in the morning... but by the time we packed and got rolling later it was warm enough to be wearing our shorts .. Today's drive from Medicine Hat to Swift Current started out fairly flat and became hilly, guess we've left the Canadian Badlands. It went from farm fields to scrub to cattle fields. We saw a few oil wells, a couple of wind farms and we saw...

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Winter West

Sep 6, 2014 - Day 28 - Regina to Swift Current

Another perfect late summer day... our 2nd in a row... yeah! One of our planned stops this morning was Regina's Civic Museum (where they have an art installation that sounded fascinating: a glass "wheat field" consisting of 1500 individually crafted "stalks" of glass). Unfortunately it wasn't opening until noon, so we'll try to get there on our way back through next spring. We did visit two other interesting tourist attractions, however: Government House Museum, the former home of the province's Lieutenant Governors, beautifully restored to...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Day 11 Moving on West!

Today was a slow, pleasant day, with a much better road than yesterday. Trans Canada 1 is a limited access 4-lane, divided road similar to an interstate. Rolling hills and wide plains, cattle country and some farming. This afternoon we pulled into Swift Current, SK for the night. Swift Current is a small city in Southwest Saskatchewan, with 2011 population of about 15,000. The town's history originates with the Swift Current Creek, a name originating with the Cree Indians. The area was officially recorded as Swift Current in 1883. Towns...

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Oct 7, 2013 - Day Twenty Eight

7:00 am wake up, bags out by 7:30 and on the coach by 8:30. Nice hot breakfast again, who is going to make this for me when I get home???? lol First stop was at Portal, North Dakota at the Duty Free shop. I had no intention of buying anything, but a bracelet caught my fancy. $42.00. Also I found some perfume I wanted but would not spring the $62.00 for it. Just up the road was the border. The guard come on the coach, took our declarations, looked at our passports and waved us through. Very nice and easy :) Stopped in Weyburn, Saskatchewan...

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Sep 10, 2013 - Day One

Had a great first day. Cab van showed up on time, went for breakfast at Ramada Inn South. Our bus was a little late, but not too bad...we were supposed to leave at 7:15, but it was actually 7:45. There were only 2 women on the bus when they picked us up, and then there were 6 :). We made stops in Red Deer for coffee, Calgary for lunch, Taber for coffee again, Medicine Hat for a pit stop and crossed the border into Sask at 5:30. Along the way we picked up more people and now there are 21 of us, plus the driver and tour guide. 2 others join...

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Aug 15, 2012 - Cowboy Country

Swift Water, SK. We left Alberta and are now in Saskatchewan. There are no mountains here. Instead we see huge fields full of hay bales, acres and acres of golden wheat, ranches with rolling grass-covered hills chock-full of cattle and horses, and a plentiful amount of pothole lakes. En route to our destination, we got tired of the plains and took a detour to the hills. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is an interprovincial park straddling the southern Alberta-Saskatchewan border. It is Canada's first and only interprovincial park. After...

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May 7, 2012 - Minot, ND to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

May 7 Minot, ND/Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada Departed at 8:34 AM in 49 degrees. Light rain to start with that has now stopped at 10 AM. Drove through a few hills and now it’s flat fields again. Thirty miles left to the Canadian border. This is Richard’s first border crossing with all new experiences. As we are welcomed into Canada it is 50 degrees and blowing hard. The Welcome Center is not open. And, we soon realized that public services are few and far between and most that are there are not open yet. We’re definitely ahead of the...

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Jun 1, 2009 - Saskatchewan exploration

Yes, the gypsy’s are well and truly on the road again, last week’s report came from Fort McMurray, northern AB, this one comes from Swift Current, southern SK. Quite a geographical difference and a few stories generated along the way. As mentioned we had to come back to Edmonton for one last medical appointment and act as a licensed driver and moral support for Lyndsey taking her road test for her motorcycle license. I’m proud to report that my youngest daughter is now a biker bitch chick! (Oops), had a good ride and has already learned...

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