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Another day traveling through Manitoba – sunshine hitting bright yellow canola fields, red winged black birds, a few more trains with cars going on for miles and sitting beside my best friend.  Country & rock music stations kept us entertained today.  We do have lots of our own music on an iPod but we save it for times we’re out of range.

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Before nearing Winnipeg we started to see signs for Kenora.  Another provincial line to cross and one more time change.  We really didn’t get to see Winnipeg but I did get one shot of the Assinoboine River that runs through Saskatchewan and Manitoba near the city.  Chris is pointing to dark skies ahead that eventually turned to black.  We donned  ALL gear before we got pelted with rain.  The lightening and thunder were much closer today.

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Tonight we’ll lay our weary but happy selves down in Kenora.  $111 gets us a room with a door that looks like it’s been kicked in more than once, two queen beds one higher than the other and the modem bolted to the wall.  It’s all part of the adventure and I wouldn’t trade a minute of it.

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Love & hugs from the road…

 

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This morning we left the badlands of Alberta (that’s the world’s tallest tipi in Medicine Hat by the way) and crossed the border into the flatlands.  We had a beautiful warm, sunny day and had to actually wear sunscreen after many days of cloud.  Our first stop was Grandma’s Home Cooking Cafe for breakfast.  Homemade bread, bacon, eggs and pan-fried potatoes and lots of hot coffee.  We wished the couple the best of luck in their new endeavour.

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One song stuck in my head today was “Home on the Range.”  More cows, more ranches and trains that were more than 100 cars long.  This conductor gave me a honk when I waved which OF COURSE pleased me to no end.  After two nights of super economy motel rooms we decided to splurge for a room with more than 2 pillows and an air-conditioner that actually blows cool air.

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This is Moose Jaw — not much foliage here on the prairies but lots of history.  Al Capone spent time here and looking for cold beer we found the train station has been repurposed into the liquor store.

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We are not “iron butt” riders and today was about our limit of how many kilometres we want to travel in a day.  Tomorrow I get to finally see RCMP Depot in Regina where Chris got his police training.  It’s been almost 40 years since he marched in the square.  Tomorrow night we’re not sure where we’ll be — maybe Brandon, Manitoba before heading into Ontario.  We are enjoying every moment of the journey !!!

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Love & hugs from the road…

 

 

 

 

 

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