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North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Swift Current May 29th 2019

Monday 27th May 2019 We spent the morning exploring Regina, a real oasis in the middle of the prairies. Regina is the provincial capital of Saskatchewan. Once, it was a hunting ground of the Cree who named it Wascana, which means “Pile of Bones”! It is an elegant, leafy green city with a splendid park and lake right in the centre of Downtown, called Wascana. The lake and park are full of Canadian Geese and their little chicks right now, no bones around! Later on today, we drove just seventy kilometres to Moose Jaw, where we are now. Spring has arrived at last with sunny days (18 degrees today) but still chilly nights. The forecast is for the temperatures to increase as the week progresses up into the 20s. Hooray! Camping weather at last. We have ... read more
Beautiful park in the heart of Regina City
Spring is here at last!
Fountain and Legislative Building

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Swift Current July 7th 2017

Maple Creek to Brandon Ominous thunder clouds were building and the wind was rising as we relaxed after supper at our Eagle Valley campsite - the first night we would spend in Saskatchewan on our ride home. Raja noticed that there was a large broken limb hung up in a tree right above our tent. A 'widow maker', he said. Maybe a widow and widower maker! He helped us move our tent to a safer location. Lightning started striking and the sky was the colour of a bruise.. Paul, Mariette and Doris decided to move their tents under a concrete roofed picnic shelter while Raja, Michele and I decided to stay put. We hunkered down in our $65 Walmart tent and watched for leaks as the wind and rain buffeted the nylon fly. It was intense ... read more
Storm approaching in Eagle Valley
Lawn ornament at Trail Campground
Reed Lake

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Swift Current May 20th 2013

We got going bright and early this morning leaving Drumheller at 6:00am. I decided to take on the first leg of the drive as I knew I wouldn’t be able to fall back asleep right away. Surprisingly I found the drive through the prairies extremely beautiful and relaxing. The drive itself is quite easy as its straight and flat and the landscape is full of rich colors with bright blues and whites in the sky, and green, yellows and browns all around. It took about 6 hours to get to Tugaske SK. When we arrived we weren’t really sure we would be able to do much here. I knew my grandma had grown up in this area based on stories she had told me about “the old farm”, and my great grandmother’s obituary which indicated the ... read more
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North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Swift Current May 16th 2010

For our awesome parents, you can track our flights: http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightTracker/flightTracker.do?id=190844390&airlineCode=AC&flightNumber=1116 ... read more

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Swift Current November 4th 2008

My friend, Christian Plancette and I went together fishing at Lac Pelletier, less than one hour from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada by a car on May 26th, 2007 after three days of my birthday. We were two of us fishing at the lake, but not for long because in some minutes later we did get any luck from the fish to eat our worm from the fishing rod, so then we moved to the Duncun Dump, just a few minutes west from the lake. At Duncun Dump, we finally got some big fish from our fishing because we knew that the place was good to fish. Christian is from Dijon, France who's hobby is to fish, so he brought his fishing rod from Dijon when he visited me and Chantal in Swift Current, Saskatchewan for two ... read more
Northen pike
Christian caught a big fish
Christian

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Swift Current June 29th 2007

If you have a chance to attend the Swift Current Kite Festival; our family would highly recommend it. Owen has been asking for the past couple of years and we have always been tied up with other commitments. With our departure from Eastend being relatively immanent and Owen's birthday coming up we decided to surprise Owen by taking him, his brother and his three best friends to the kite festival to celebrate his birthday. The festival was awesome! We saw some amazing aerial displays, as one-band, a mentalist(magician), and the boys made their own kites. One really neat thing that happened at the mentalist show was the trick where he tears a newspaper into many pieces and then turns it back into a whole newspaper. I know rather standard stuff...BUT...the newspaper was the Saskatoon Planet and ... read more
Kites & More Kites
Birthday Cake
Tom Cruise??




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