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Day 1 - July 29th - Eau Claire to Bemidji

I had my nail done before we left, I wonder what they will look like when I get home?

 

We Met up with some friends, Bert and Noah, who lived in Cloquet Michigan.

We are standing by their van. We hope to meet them later in Sturgis.

We stayed at this hotel on the beach in Bemidji. We didn't have reservations and we managed to get the last room.

The smoke alarm went off about 3:00am because someone in the hotel burnt a bag of popcorn.

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Day 2 - July 30th - Bemidji to Winnepeg
We passed this little train station in Thief River.
Bob wanted me to take a picture because it would make a nice painting.

I like the wheels on these veichales. The small one is the air was turning.


We crossed just outside of ???

Good-bye United States


Hello Canada. It was slow getting through but not much trouble. I felf a little sorry for the one guy running the whole place by himself.
The frist thing we saw we assumed was a church We couldn't even try to pronounce this.

Huge Power station.

Our hotel had a bar with this cool wall made out of bottles.

 

 

 

We had dinner
here at the Keg.
It was a little pricy
but delicious.
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Day 3 - July 31st - Winnepeg to Regina

Some of the buildings in Winnepeg has faboulus paingings.

 

This old car was parked in a lot. I liked the color.


We passed huge feed lots. These are the huge rectangle bails of hay piled in rows upon rows.
We stopped at this college type place and hiked and rested by this trial. It had some cool artwork. Each panle was made of half inch thick steel plates intricatly carved and arrainged in a circle.

 

   

The land in Canada is so flat. There is something about seeing a hole string of
over 100 traincars in one view. That you just don't see anywhere in Wisconsin.
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Day 4 - August 1 - Regina to Medican Hat

The entire day we drove through huge farm fields.

This field was full of these purple flowers, I'm not sure what they were,

Trains drove by constantly. We would sometimes wave to the engineer
and he would blow the whistle. That was cool.

Water was a rare sight.

I'm not sure what all this white stuff is, but is was everywhere. There were huge farms or factories around them too, I heard it had to be taken off the farm fields and stockpiled here because nothing grew in it.
There was plenty of farm land. The drive was smooth and easy with not a lot of traffic. We did see these rainclouds ahead. But we managed to drive through them.
 
That evening we arrived in Medican Hat. The buildings had a lot of Indian Motieffs. It was a very interracial city. and everyone was nice and friendly.
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Day 5 - August 2 - Medican Hat to Calgary
 

Love the flame coming out of this refinary. They are all over Canada and gas is more expensive there than in the states. They use the metric system all over Canada. We had to adjust miles to Kilometers and gallons to liters. I was still 45 years old in Canada the same as in the United States.

We just thought this made a cool photo.

We haven't seen this many huge trees standing together in a long time.

Bob is wearing his red chille peper do rag.

We saw this huge raincloud ahead. So we took a lunch break and pulled into this little gas station/resturant. It was lucky we had a town to pull into, It was quite a storm. We chatted with this dude while we all waited for the cloud to pass and dry. He was a computer game programer. The actual storm lasted about 15 minutes.


We made it to Calgary. As we crested this hill you can barley make-out the mountains in the distance. I did get to ride in a Canadian mounted police car. Bob got busted for not wearing a helmet. So I gave Bob my hemlet, and I rode in the police car to the cycle shope so we could get a helmet. I guess you need a helmet all across Canada. The Mounty couldn't beileve we made it this far without getting stopped. The ticket and the new helmet cost us about $200. His name was Officer Gorill. We had to try real hard keep from laughing. He was a pretty nice guy.
We found a hotel and hiked around for a bit.
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Day 6- August 3 - Banff
   

 

Bob's new helmet!! I can now see where we are going and where We've been at the same time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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Day 7 - August 4th - Banff
     
     
     
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Day 8 - August 5th - Calgary to Kalispell
     
     
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Day 9 - August 6th - Kalispell to Boseman
     
     
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Day 10 - August 7th - Boseman to Colter Bay
     
     
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Day 11 - August 8th - Colter Bay
     
     
     
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Day 12 - August 9th - Colter Bay to Cody
     
     
     
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Day 13 - August 10th - Cody to Sturgis
     
     
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Day 14 - August 11th - Sturgis
     
     
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Day 15 - August 12th - Sturgis to Sious Falls
     
     
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Day 16 - August 13th - Sioux Falls to Eau Claire
     
     
     
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