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May 26, 2017 - Yorkton

Unbelievable!! Every day I’ve been calling Shaw to try & get a tracking number for the satellite dish so I’d have some idea when I need to go back to Indian Head. Every day I’ve been told it’s not available yet, call back tomorrow. Today, after a phone call which lasted over an hour, I’m told that the dish was never sent to Indian Head – that was just the other stuff I’ve already picked up. So (I think) the dish is now being sent to Winnipeg which is what I wanted in the first place but I’ve wasted a week. Really, it’s not that bad because...

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May 25, 2017 - Yorkton

I braved the weather this morning & walked to the Western Development Museum which is about a kilometre away but had to hurry home because rain was threatening & just got back in time. The rain hasn’t been heavy but the sky’s still very dark. At least the wind has dropped but according to the news, there’s the possibility of thunderstorms or even tornados later today. Nothing boring about Saskatchewan’s weather! According to the local news there were wind gusts of over 100 kph yesterday so I wasn’t exaggerating about how difficult it was...

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May 24, 2017 - Fort Qu'Appelle to Yorkton

The weather, which has been pleasant for the last few days, has changed for the worse again. There’s a strong low pressure system coming in from the west & there’s forecast high winds & rain for the next day or two. It’s not cold but difficult driving with a strong cross-wind coming across the prairies. The park I was staying in last night had swampy ground around the campsite which I’m sure was breeding mosquitoes, otherwise I might have stayed there but it was only 140 km to Yorkton on a major highway so I just went slow & there were...

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Sep 4, 2014 - Day 26 - on to Saskatchewan

We left Riding Mountain National Park in the pouring rain (got soaked when we packed up - my raincoat is still wet) and the rain continued as we passed through Dauphin, and ended around 12PM, just before we stopped for lunch at Roblin, MB. In Yorkton, SK we found a laundromat, a grocery store, a Canadian Tire and a liquor store, so the day was not a total washout. Actually, later in the day, the sky cleared and the sun came out just in time to leave Yorkton and was still shining when we arrived in the Qu'Appelle Valley, showing off its...

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Jun 7, 2010 - Whooping Cranes

What a great drive today. we are switching drivers every two hours which works well for us. From Pinawa, Manitoba we headed north and west. The area is flat farm land with cattle farms (charolais, simentels, saders (a beautiful solid rust color)herefords and angus). The cattle graze is a woodlan landscape - birch and aspen interspersed with grass and lots of marshy wet holes. When we headed west toward the narrows of Manitoba Lake, George spotted 8 whooping cranes flying around in a circle. Man, are they big. Shortly after, he spotted two...

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Jun 23, 2009 - First day of our tour

All Packed bike loaded , yes we are ready to go 8 am we are at Phillips house ready to hook up - suitcase in back of Blazer , biking jackets helmets in,maps, pamphlets, books in, Nuvi setup for first stage, done - checked trailercamper lights etc working all secure - 9.05 am and we are on the road. We pass Churchbridge, town with the biggest loony - in center of town a giant 1-dollar coin. 10.08 we enter Manitoba the first provincial border that we are crossing - we pass Russel - home of beef and barley - prairies are nice and green -...

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Jun 20, 2009 - The packing started

Today spent purchasing last minute supplies getting maps from CAA and finalising our list for our proposed trip to Montreal, Quebec province, sooo much so little time - Camper is Ok - Honda is ready - Blazer serviced . Rentia forever worried about the clothes , the food this and that. What bags to pack !!!! not to worry 2 days to go.

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May 25, 2008 - McDonalds-thank you

Good thing for McDonald's because you can get your meal and play in the play place all in the same stop. After dinner they were going back to the hotel to go swimming. While they were checking in, Kevin disappeared. He had gone to the restroom and not told anyone. So when he came out, Amelia set him straight on ever doing that again! Kevin was funny, he said "I am pleased to be talking to you but I would like to play with Amelia on the playground."

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North to Alaska

May 24, 2007 - Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Good News: No snow. Bad News: Since we are heading further north, we decide to put some more water in our holding tank. We discover a minor leak and decide to have it looked at. At first we can't figure out why all the stores are closed. Saskatchewan doesn't observe daylight savings time. We are again confused about the time. We are getting good with the money, though. We discuss if we took a 1 loonie or a 2 loonie shower. I also ask for change of a five in loonies and toonies. We have breakfast and the stores are now open. The fourth RV...

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May 23, 2007 - Yorkton, Saskatchewan

After breakfast at the campground, during which time I do the laundry, we go across the street for photos of the White Horse. The story goes that a boy and girl from different tribes fall in love and wed. A suitor seeks revenge and the couple escapes on a white horse. The lovers are killed but the White Horse forever roams the prairie. It's a rainy day and we travel on Route 16, The Yellowhead. When we pull into the Yorkton City Campground, we tell our host that we are headed to Alaska. He says, "Take the Northern Route!" We thought we were...

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May 23, 2007 - May 23, Entering Saskatchewan

Wednesday May 23 Foggy morning. Took pictures of a white horse monument, a First Nation legend. [Sorry, Can't find the pictures, that was probably when our camera was dying] A Sioux chief wanted he daughter of a Cree chief for his wife, but a Cree offered a white horse as a bride price. The Sioux then killed the bride and groom but the white horse escaped and is said to roam the area, even today. Lilacs have been blooming all along the way. It is wonderful. They are my favorite flower. We are following the path of Spring. 7-11's are poplar...

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