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Monday, May 23, 2011

On the road again

May 23

It was Sunday and time to get on the road again. We left Pike Lake Provincial Park at 10 in the morning. In order to get south towards Regina one has to go north first to get through Saskatoon and onto Hwy 11.  With beautiful sunshine we are Happy Campers. 
Saskatchewan -- Land of Living Skies

Saskatchewan is so unbelievably wide and open. 
The flat agricultural landscape seems to go on for ever. About 90 minutes later we reach the little town of Davidson where we know a little rest area. Somebody has gone to the effort to weld a giant coffee can and a coffee cup placing them in the middle of the rest area. Also, there is a bird cage (without birds) and a canopy to sit under.

Inviting for a Rest Stop at Davidson - The Coffee Can

The fiddling farmer and the hay wagon

He's fiddling for the travelers...
A little off to the side, another sculpture (from the same artist?) is made of rusty steel showing a farmer and a hay wagon.

If the fathers of Davidson also would extend the width of the driveway around the rest area it would even be possible to actually PARK there without driving on the lawn.
Crossing the Buffalo Pound River and Qu'Apelle Valley 
At Chamberlain we left the main highway and followed Hwy2 south to Moose Jaw. We crossed the Buffalo Pound Lake where the road showed signs of serious damage from the flooding lake.

Before getting into Moose Jaw we turned east onto the Trans Canada Hwy1 which we followed for a few miles before we turned again, this time to the South-East on Hwy 39 towards the city of Weyburn. Underway we pass the hamlet of Drinkwater which really makes me ponder how such a funny name was chosen for a human settlement.

We reached Weyburn at a quarter to four and pulled into the local Walmart parking lot for the night.  Being at Walmart I found out that we are out of cookies. That had to be changed so off I went to find a bag of chocolate chip cookies, which afterwards were washed down with my favorite cup of coffee.

Tomorrow: South through the border

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