We had no Wi-FI for the last three days so here is a catch up.
On Day 4 we drove to Jamestown, North Dakota and stayed at a nice campground there.We had cocktails with our neighbors who were from Alabama. They bring a big Harley and park for a few days then ride the bike some each day. Here is Ronnie the next morning early
On Day 5 we drove to Regina, Saskatchewan crossing into Canada. The crossing was not what I expected….agent at the gate for RV’s and trucks asked several questions, jotted the answers on a yellow slip then said “OK, park your RV over there and take this and your passports inside.” The Agent inside then repeated some questions and ended with “Tell me all the states you have lived in ?” We did and he then left for about 10 minutes. On return, “OK, you’re good to go”. Interesting, wonder what that was about?
Saskatchewan is Canada’s prairie state….flat and barren of trees. We first saw these fields of yellow in northern North Dakota but as we went north they became the dominant feature. What do you think this is?
The fields were often on both sides stretching to the horizon. The answer is Canola which the Milepost says is a hybrid of Rapeseed. The landscape there is beautiful in a way but I can’t imagine living there…imagine the winters…very stark. In fact this was the scene out the front window on the morning of Day 6.
We drove on to Vegreville, Alberta on Day 6 and filled up on the way….here is the pump reading. $287 Canadian for 222 liters, nearly 60 gallons….gasoline is much higher in Canada.
Found a lovely spot at Municipal park in Vegreville for the night and Ronnie made me get out our new Weber grill to do hamburgers
The campground there was in a very pretty Elks park….here are some photos
The big egg is a giant wind sock .It is called a Pysanka . On from there to Grande Prairie, Alberta today. Here at the Country Roads RV Park
We have driven 2900 miles and this morning we go to Dawson Creek which is where the Alaska Highway begins…..We hope to get a campsite at the RV park right on edge of the town and spend the day in Dawson Creek before beginning our adventure on the Alaska Highway tomorrow