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Today’s Song: The Last Saskatchewan Pirate, by Captain Tractor


Current Location: Chestermere, Alberta


Today’s song speaks for itself, I think ????


Today had me driving from Regina, Saskatchewan to Calgary, Alberta (Well, Chestermere – close enough). It’s an easy 7-hour drive if you take the TransCanada Highway. I, of course, did not, and so it took me over 9 hours.


I woke up WAY too early (5 AM) and decided to shower and hit the road. After finding coffee and a quick pastry for breakfast I was off, heading northwest out of Regina. After a few hours, I stopped for a true Canadian experience that everyone had been telling me I needed to do.




About halfway to Saskatoon, I turned due west and proceeded overland, through field after field of canola and rapeseed.




Unfortunately, I also experiences what I am told is one of the common pitfalls of driving in the prairie provinces. As I approached Rosetown, SK, a passing truck kicked up a rock, which smacked right into my windshield.


 




I’ll need to keep an eye on it and if it gets worse, I may need to do something about it. Unfortunately that may mean them asking for me to swap cars, and OH HELL NO.


From there it was a pretty uneventful drive to my destination. I had hopped to maybe stop in Drumheller, AB to see the museum there but between delays, traffic, and construction I had to pass. I arrived at Richard and Lindsey’s in time for Richard and I to go out for dinner and drinks. The rest of the evening was a nice bit of relaxing and unwinding from the day.


Tomorrow: On my own wandering around Calgary!


Miles Driven Today: 469 miles


Time Driving Today: 8:22


Total Miles Driven: 1,725 miles


Total Time Driving: 34:11

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