2014 Jun 21 – Day 2 – Calgary, AB to Swift Current, SK

We left Calgary at noon on Friday.  We had a bit of shopping to do before we headed out of town.  Specifically the purchase of the laptop I am using to write this blog.

Once again we were on familiar roads.  We had been thinking of going north from Calgary to Saskatoon since neither of us had been there before, but there is a large Jazz Festival and something else as well going on and not a hotel room to be had.  We decided to stick to the Trans-Canada for another day.

The weather was fine again.  No rain, just clouds and sunshine.  It was very nice to see the fields looking green with new spring growth.  Our other trips along this stretch of road were in later summer so everything was much taller and a much dustier green.  There has been quite a bit of rain in the area of late so all the crops were coming up and looking new and fresh. I love the wide open cloudy skies.John’s sister and her family lived in Medicine Hat for quite a few years and it was always a great visual image to see the gigantic        tee pee on the hillside as you drove into town. We crossed the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and made our way to Swift Current for the night.There is a very little traffic on these wide open prairie roads.  John is thrilled that my SSR is making about 30 miles to the gallon on fuel consumption.  That’s what happens when there are no hills.


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