25.06.2011 23 °C
I left Hannah at 6:45 a.m. MDT and headed east towards the Saskatchewan border. Another day of blue skies and most importantly, no prairie wind to speak of. I had a typical motel breakfast at the Super 8 which tasted prettly good considering the lousy dinner last night.
Thanks to on-line highway reports, I have been able to avoid a lot of construction zones. The weather here on the prairies has been very wet this year. There is standing water almost everywhere you look. The forecast is for horrific infestations of mosquitos when the high water recedes and the sun starts to shine.
I stopped in Kindersley, Saskatchewan for gas and phoned my buddy Bruce in Birch Hills. He rode out to meet me in Saskatoon. After lunch at Denny's we headed north to Prince Albert then about 32 kms east to his old home town of Birch Hills. As I mentioned, Bruce in visiting Birch Hills to help his brother, Lyall, build a house there. Lyall is retiring and moving back to Birch Hills. Bruce's older brother, Dwayne lives in Birch Hills with his wife Mary.
I slept the night at a house that Lyall has bought for an investment and is in the process of renovating for renting. Dwayne has a home on a quarter-section of land about 5 kms east of town. The house sits on a hillside overlooking the prairie below. In a word, it is beautiful. Dwayne and Mary are gracious hosts and in true Saskatchewan style, they make you feel right at home. Apparently the sunsets are spectacular from their patio but tonight's was a "dud".
Tomorrow (Friday, June 24) Bruce is going to give me a tour of his old boyhood home. I can certainly see how Bruce remains attached to Birch Hills.
Milage today 647 kms.