After spending the night near Vilna, AB, we crossed into Saskatchewan, and immediately encountered rough roads – which is the norm. I hear that Sask. is enjoying an economic boom right now – so fix the roads, already! (I can say this as I am from Sask. originally. GO Riders!)
Actually, some of the roads at the border were undergoing construction, so I guess there is progress, and I did encounter some pretty rough roads in some sections of Alberta, namely the south end of Jasper Park on a recent trip. I drove through some areas in Meadow Lake Provincial Park where I used to work as a Conservation Officer many years ago.
Then it was on to Prince Albert National Park.
So I drove around and checked out the young bull elk in the area.
And toured around some of the deserted, but scenic park roads displaying their fall colours.
Here’s a shot taken over my shoulder while driving! Hailey was entertaining herself on the backseat headrest!
After attending a retirement party in Prince Albert, and visiting with more friends and relatives along the way, it was back to Alberta. I was listening the the football game between the Riders and Hamilton. I was disgusted and almost turned off the radio when the home team was down 15-0 at the end of the first quarter. But, to their credit, the green machine turned it around and surged back to win the game. It was close right to the last play, but I was almost out of range of the radio station, and considered pulling over so as not to miss the final plays. Through the static, I could hear that we had pulled a victory from the jaws of defeat. Lookout Calgary, here we come!
Back at home, the last couple of loads are being hauled from my house as I plan to vacate by month end. After a couple days stacking boxes in the ‘new’ house, I think it will be time to hit the road for a month!