A day of driving through wind mills and borders
Trip Start Jul 29, 2011
38Trip End Aug 28, 2011
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We started off a bit slow as our driving day wasn't too crazy. We were up at about 7:45 - 8 this morning. As it turns out it is best to plan on going to sleep at a decent time because when the sun comes up the lights are on. We have gotten very proficient at setting up and taking down so it makes things easy when we are doing either. Not too many questions and we both know what needs done. The tent seems to go up in a flash with the two of us. This morning made us happy that we didn't have anything too much bigger as we were able to fully break down camp in the time it took the neighbors to remove and fold their top tarp. Then we were on the road by 9 for a quick coffee fix for Jen at Tim's and gas.
Today we decided to leave the main road for some fun on a dirt road taking photos of jumping, wind mills, and what looked like the end of the earth
Upon entering Manitoba, we found the "Welcome to Manitoba" sign and stopped for our photos. Again it was nice that there was a pull out so we didn't have to park on the side of the highway (Thanks Alberta!)
Further on along the road we found the welcome center and stopped for some info on the overnight stay. The 3 girls in there looked so extremely bored it was ridiculous! Anyway we kept them busy for a good 45 seconds before we moved on.
Not more than 105 km down the road we made it to Brandon, Manitoba. This was to be our stop for the night as it will leave us a mere 200 km from Winnipeg, our next stop. We approached Brandon and found the Hwy. 1A turnoff which was noted as the scenic route into Brandon, so we elected for this route. Once in the city we realized that we actually had to venture back out of town to the highway and out to the north side of the highway. Nice little tour of Brandon that allowed us to get a few more beverages for the evening and following days.
Currently, I am parked in my chair with a Miller and the laptop in the shade. Jen is diligently working on setting up the bed for the night. Quite a trooper she has been. Keen to set it up every night regardless how hot the tent can be when we first put it up. It has been a great trip thus far and the company has been great.