Day 47 – Cowley to Regina
It was sad to leave our hosts for the last 5 days. It had been 20 years since I had last seen Gordon and Jane, and we are hoping that it will be much shorter between our next visit!
As we left the homestead, we headed east into the rolling hills of the Alberta prairies, crossing coolies and driving by oil wells drilling in the fields.
While we drove, we saw trucks carrying hay and combines in the fields. Everything telling us that the growing season was coming to its end.
As we crossed the prairies, we could see ponds that had dried and a white powder was left in the wake of the water. The picture below looks more like an ocean shore than a large dry depression that was formerly a spring pond.
Today we drove by Lethbridge, Swift Current, Moose Jaw and onto our destination, Regina. A 7 1/2 hour drive along the TransCanada highway that seemed to go by in a blink. Always lots to see along the way.
As we entered Regina, we stopped for a visit with a former colleague of Dan’s. I don’t think we have seen a large city as flat as Regina!
After a long day of driving and great conversations with James, we headed to a hotel on the eastern outskirts of town, ready for a rest. Tomorrow we drive across Manitoba and into Ontario, hoping to reach Kenora. While we’d like to do more camping along the way, we are getting torn with wanting to get back to our home after almost 2 months. Stay tuned, and see where we end up! Until then, stay safe!