2014 Jun 25 – Day 6 – Yorkton, SK to Winnipeg, MB

Unlike yesterday’s journey day, today was a destination day. We left Yorkton at 10 am for the 7 hour drive to Winnipeg.  We crossed the Saskatchewan – Manitoba border at noon and arrived in Winnipeg at 6:30 local time; which is an hour ahead of SK.

IMG_1598 IMG_1607Today was a long drive through flat fields interspersed with trees and small communities.  We made a few stops along the way to check out things we saw on the tourist information bill boards.  I took a photograph of many of the “Welcome to…” signs we passed.  It may have been a good cross-Canada assignment to give myself before we left, but I didn’t think of it.  It was fun to try capture them as we drove.  The big bull was outside Russell.IMG_1611

IMG_1601 IMG_1613 IMG_1619 IMG_1625One of our first stops was in Churchbridge.  A local artist, Rita Swanson had won the Canadian Mint contest to design a $1 coin for Canada’s 125th anniversary.  There was a large representation of her design and a commemorative plaque beside the tourist booth.IMG_1604We stopped at a lovely little park, North Shore Park, at Shoal Lake for a peanut butter on a bun lunch and then motored our way along to Winnipeg.  Our hotel is right down town and we are staying for three days.  There are quite a few things I want to see here, foremost being the graves of my maternal grandparents who had both died within  six years after immigrating from Scotland in 1930.IMG_1618

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