As in most big cities we've encountered so far, it is hard to find any visitor information, so we headed off to the campsite recommended in a book we picked up at Moose Jaw Visitor Centre. That one was full, so we headed round the corner to another one that was also full, but the smart lady made room for us near their school house, as we only needed a household mains plug. After settling in, we chilled for a bit and then set up the BBQ to make hot dogs for dinner. Once we'd had dinner, we settled in for the evening, planned our next move and watched some more Desperate Housewives before getting off to bed.
Got up at a reasonable 8.15am as the sun was beating down and we were getting hot
! After some breakfast we relaxed for a bit used the wi-fi and then checked out around 11am. We drove into town searching for the RCMP Heritage Museum to find out when and where the parade would be. As it was going to be on in just under an hour, we decided to rest in the van, make some lunch and then find a good spot to watch on a nice shady bit of grass. The parade started on time, at 12.45pm with the band marching around the corner, followed by the unmistakable red uniformed (un)mounted police closely followed by the cadets. It all lasted just over half an hour, with lots of foot stomping, drum beating and lined up inspections. After all that, we where taken on a tour of the chapel and around the facility, with a bit of history thrown in for good measure. We then drove back through town (hunting high and low for the recycle site and having to give up as no one knew where it was) and out onto a very windy Highway 1 heading towards Winnipeg some 600kms away. A lady in the campsite yesterday, told us of a scenic route that took us by a lovely lake and met up well with the road we needed for tonight's campsite.
17th July cont.