Thunder Bay - Regina
20.04.2012 - 20.04.2012 6 °C
Munching on licorice in the car, apparently our only source of entertainment.
So day three consisted of driving, driving and MORE driving! We started the day off at 5:00am again, and hit a time zone change west of Thunder Bay near the Manitoba border, gaining an hour. The first few hours of the drive were similar to the drive to Thunder Bay- lots of tall trees, rocks, and hilly bends.
As soon as we got into Manitoba it seemed as though the landscape changed immediately. The road extended straight and flat, with a speed limit increase to 110km/hour, which was certainly in our favour considering our heavy feet [sorry Mom and Dad......no tickets yet, knock on wood!]
During our trip across Manitoba we established a few things including:
- the farmers out here need to invest in robotic tractor drivers because their fields are hypnotic
- never try to run away from home because you literally can't hide, you could watch a dog run forever
- gas made it's way to $1.49 / ltr, wowza
- never ever ever EVER decide to live in Manitoba. Ever.
At the border of Manitoba and Saskatchewan we hit another time zone, resulting in the longest.day.ever. We finally made it to Regina around 6:00pm (8:00pm Ontario time) where we had a B&B set up for us. On our way through town we spotted a sweet can't-not-stop-and-check-it-out store called the Prairie Summit Shop (North Face Gear, totally check it out if you are going through Regina!) What a great stop! We met some new friends with lots of enthusiasm toward our trip. The store clerk Erika thought our adventure was pretty cool, we're excited to possibly meet up with her on our way back through Regina and end our trip with a bang! She gave us many add-ons to our list of things to see/do while we are out west, thanks girl!
Eventually we made it to the B&B where we dropped off our stuff and took a walk around town. We finally got to sleep in past 4:30am, which was GLORIOUS, especially considering the fact that a massive bacon and eggs breakfast was waiting for us upstairs the next morning Thank you to Darlene and family for being so welcoming and informative! Check out Rise N Shine B&B if you're looking for a place to stay in Regina!