An early take-off from Saskatoon got me down to Portal and the border crossing which had been totally redone and changed after I had been there last year. The flow of traffic through the station is now organized in the form of an S-curve, probably to prevent some people from running through the border without stopping. Fall colours are now great in this north-western part of the country. Another 2 1/2 hrs into North Dakota and I arrived at our friend’s place. A wonderful supper was waiting and afterwards we went visiting more friends.