Saskatoon to Regina, Saskatchewan

Trip Start May 25, 2008
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Trip End Aug 03, 2008


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Buffalo Lookout RV Park

Flag of Canada  , Saskatchewan,
Sunday, July 27, 2008

I woke up early so we could get a jump on the long drive from Saskatoon to the boarder. It took us and hour and a half to get going since Pooh got up a little latter and I just piddled around the computer. We left around 7:30 down the main highway and actually found a real Flying J station with Diesel that was not too much (for Canada that is). We drove around Saskatoon on the main highway to Regina - about a 3 and a half hour drive. I'd like to come back and spend a few days here when we do a major Canada trip since the town seems really nice and they have some great bike trails along the river. As with yesterday, we were driving straight into a headwind which killed the gas mileage. The speed limit is just above 65 miles an hour but I could only do 55 to 60 to keep the miles per gallon above 11 (my arbitrary goal for the trip). The drive was not that exciting. I spent the time listing to U2 on the IPod and watching a huge storm front just missing us. About halfway, I switched music to my favorite band from Canada - Rush. Since this is the last day in Canada, I would listen to them in tribute. Pooh slept most of the time on this drive. We stopped halfway at this small town the highway ran through for a bathroom break and dog walk. It had the traditional Canadian grain elevator you see all over the place in the prairie lands. From here, it was on to Regina. Right off the exit we stopped at another "Real Canadian Superstore." This place is larger than our Super Wal-Marts. I just stopped to get some free fresh bread (thanks to a gas card) and a huge bowl of blueberries. From here we drove to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Museum and Academy. This is where all the "Mounties" train. Due to my talking I missed the road there and had to turn into this neighborhood. However, the GPS told me it would hook back up with the main road. But the road came to a dead end and I had to turn the RV around with cars parked all over the place. I had to come within an inch at every turn of hitting a car. Not fun. We finally made it back and to the museum. Since we are driving a long way today, I only planned on spending a few hours here. But the museum was so cool, we ended up spending most of the afternoon. It had history, artifacts, dioramas, and videos. The 30 min. movie was one of the best documentaries I have seen in a museum. Then we had an excellent one hour walking tour of the academy. The museum itself has 6 areas and each one took around 30 min. So if your ever in Regina, come here. In the gift store, I found the best buy of the whole trip - A full leather jacket for $25. It only has some pocket issues which can be sewn up at home. Halfway through the museum we were getting hungry so we ate some fresh cherries from British Columbia and the blueberries I just bought. Since we spent so much time here there was no way we were going to make it to the border, so we decided to stay in Regina at the Buffalo Lookout RV Park. This is located just outside of town in the middle of some prairie lands. The camp is not as nice as the one in Saskatoon (that was one of the best on the entire trip) but it was good enough for the night. Pooh ate another snack and took a nap while I walked the dogs to the grasslands and did some blogging. For our evening entertainment, we took the truck for diesel.
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