While enjoying wonderful prairie skies and fields, we travelled just over 1,100 kms today (100 kms over our goal!) and were in three provinces. We left Bassano, Alberta, this morning and are staying the night in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Saskatchewan went by in a blur but we did have lunch in Swift Current.
Interestingly, when we arrived in Portage la Prairie at about 9 pm, there was no room at the inn! In fact, we checked out 6 motels and all were fully booked because of a Jehovah Witness convention in town. We did bypass a little old downtown hotel advertising strippers in the night club but finally got the last room in a motel at the far side of town. While I was checking in, the phone rang and the woman at the counter said to the caller, “I am just giving our last room away.”
Once again, time was too short to stop and take great photos but the colours were wonderful – yellow canola fields, green grass (except in some very dry areas of Alberta) and blue skies.