2014 Jun 22 – Day 3 – Swift Current, SK to Regina SK

Today was a short day.  We actually slept in which is very unusual for me and didn’t get on the road until almost 11.  But since this trip is all about the journey; who cares.Again the weather was sun and cloudy.  The only rain was a torrential 5 minutes as we were unloading the truck to check into our hotel in Regina.  Fortunately the entrance was under a portico.

The drive to Regina takes about 3 1/2 hours and we only made three stops.  The first was to take a photo of the salt works at Chaplin. Chaplin Lake is a saline lake and there is quite an extensive operation to extract the salt.  We thought at first that the huge piles of white stuff was snow – unlikely as that would be.Our second stop was a little tour around a small town called Mortlach.   There was no real town to speak of; a cafe, a library, a post office, and an antique store.  We didn’t see a gas station nor a grocery store.  But what they did have was a neat old fire station that was the town museum. They hold a Saskatoonberry Festival every year, but not until later in the summer.The third and last stop was in Moose Jaw.  John’s niece and her husband met when going to Briercrest Bible College in Moose Jaw and they also lived and worked there after they married.  We had to get a photo of  Mac the giant moose to send home to Salmon Arm to remind them of bygone days. After that it was a short drive to Regina.  We checked in to our hotel at 2:30 and spent the rest of the day writing blogs, uploading photos and relaxing.  Tomorrow we plan to tour the RCMP Depot Heritage Center and Museum and go to Government House.  Hopefully the weather will continue to co-operate.



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