Hello from Edmonton, Alberta! Another 600 miles done, and over past three days we have been driving about 1,900 miles. Jason and I still talk to each other, in fact we are having a blast! Tassu keeps being an excellent travel dog. Although he is spoiled. Yes, he gets his own queen bed in hotels we are staying at, and gets all kinds of tasty treats more than he should. In other words so much that he hardly even checks his puppy chow anymore.
Today was another warm day here in Canada. Temperature was around mid-70′s, and we did hit 80 degrees for a while in the afternoon . Awesome! I absolutely love the warm weather. After Dawson Creek the snow was gone and trees were having (some) green on them. Photographically the day wasn’t awesome. I snapped a few pictures here and there but the Mother Nature didn’t quite cooperate, and the sky looked pretty dull most of the time so it wasn’t the best day for landscapes. And wildlife was hiding pretty good today too: we saw a few different kinds of birds, and a few moose, deer, and caribou – no big herds anything exciting like that.
We stopped for lunch at White Spot in Dawson Creek, filled up (again), and I did a quick Safeway run for a real treat of mine: Kinder eggs. The delicacy that we don’t have in the United States.
From Dawson Creek we continued on highway 43 towards Edmonton. Switching from British Columbia to Alberta meant also a time zone change. All of the sudden we lost an hour of driving time…. one of the things that I didn’t even realize until the truck’s GPS kindly was an hour ahed of my watch.
Sceneries between Dawson Creek and Edmonton were absolutely awesome for a country (and horse) girl like me. Oh boy, how much I have missed seeing flat land, fields, cattle ranches and horses! Driving through slightly rolling hills was almost like a fairytale. We did a few stops along the way: one of them at the town of Beaverlodge - a place to build dreams. The giant carved beaver made me to hit the breaks, and stop by.
We had dinner at Ernie O’s, just off the highway 43 in Fox Creek. Great place for a snack while on the road: portions are more than generous, and service better than awesome.
But it’s over and out from Edmonton, AB! Tomorrow we will be back in the good ol’ USA, and Monday we are visiting Yellowstone. Our original route was to stay in Canada for a day or two longer, and drive through Saskatchewan province to Dakotas but thanks to some great tips from dear friends, we will be heading down to Montana, Wyoming, Iowa ….. among other states.