The drive across the prairies...
Apr 06, 2010
Another long drive the following day between Regina and Winnipeg in the rain, with only Tim keeping us going. Feeling like proper long-haulers, we crashed for the night in a truck stop on the side of the highway in Winnipeg (actually more fun than it sounds, and some of the truckies have wicked set-ups in their cabs not dissimilar to a hotel room including flat-screen TVs, microwaves, double beds etc), and then hit the road again first thing to Thunder Bay, our first stop in Ontario.
We had 3000 miles to travel ahead of us across the open flat prairie lands of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and as we were to find out the landscape was highlighted only by wheat farms, giant tractors, grain elevators and nodding donkeys - self sufficient oil pumps tapped into canada's oil reserves. We payed fleeting visits along the way to the cities of Moose Jaw, Regina and Winnipeg. Many of the buildings in Moose Jaw are covered in colourful murals depicting the town and country's history which were quite nice to have a wander around and have a welcome break from the car. We spent the afternoon in Regina enjoying the sunshine in the park, topped off the day with another wings night and live music, and stayed the night in a nice campsite on the edge of the city.