Day 2 of the great adventure dawned a lot cooler than we’ve become used to. Living in Kelowna has that effect on people. A quick breakfast and we were on our way, spending 9 hrs on the road to Regina. We (and 4 other cars) managed to avoid hiting a bear cub as it crossed the highway outside of Canmore, but the 2 purple martins that suddenly swerved towards us weren’t nearly as fortunate. I’ve never seen birds do that before. The sound was horrific.
People often comment about the flatness of the prairies and how boring they are to drive through, but the clouds made the trip fascinating for me. It looked as if someone had carefully placed them in position, then let them go with the breeze. Almost Dali-esque.
The highpoint of the day was stopping for gas in Swift Current. We made it on fumes, hearing the low gas warning bell just before we could see the station. BB was a little leery of the fellow approaching him as he got out of the truck, until he realized the station was full-serve. Been awhile since we’ve seen that. To top it off, there was free popcorn with every fill-up. Great day!
Road knitting was a swatch for a sock. Still thinking over a pattern.
We ended the day in Regina, tired and hungry and looking forward to next days trek.