CAMPGROUND: Fish Creek Campground. In a provincial park, so lots of trees. Gravel sites. Full hook-ups available, but we have electricity only (all we really need). Nice grills. Picnic tables. Very good showers and bathroom. $30/night. No views of the lake, but we are nearby. Free firewood. 4 stars out of 5.
LOCATION: Moose Mountain Provincial Park in SE Saskatchewan
WEATHER: Glorious! Sunny . High 72
We took our time enjoying our last morning at Riding Mountain. I fixed hashbrowns and eggs for breakfast. I took a shower, as you never know what the next campground’s facilities will be like.
Today’s trip was about 180 miles, south and west. We avoided the TransCanada Highway #1 (much like the US interstate system), and instead drove on secondary roads. We saw only one vehicle per half hour. Big fields, mostly wheat, dotted with oil pumps. Things seemed pretty prosperous. Near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border a wolf ran across the road in front of us.
It is nice to slow down after driving so many miles from Mission, Texas to the Airstream rally in Ohio, and then to Winnipeg. We will be making our way slowly west, visiting several interesting-sounding parks and landmarks. We have driven about 2500 miles so far.
We had our pick of the campsites. How different it will be in 2 weeks, once school gets out on June 26. The campground office folks told us that the campground’s 400 sites are totally booked for the summer. Two deer munching on grass greeted us at our site.
Inside the park is a small town, an inn, golf course, and general store. After unhooking, we drove around a bit and used some wifi in the park’s office.
DINNER: My turn again. Asian stir-fried rice with chicken, peppers, broccoli, garlic, ginger, egg, mushrooms, and onions, in a soy/sesame oil sauce. Pretty good, and a great way to use up leftover vegetables!