I drove to Edmonton today. The traffic was pretty bad all the way. I thought I would see a lot of camper trailers going north but there were very few. From Lethbridge to Calgary and a little beyond I could see the snow covered Rocky Mountains off to my left. After I got through Calgary, the terrain was mostly flat farmland in all directions – I could have been driving through Nebraska!
I filled up with petrol in Calgary for $1.07 / liter. First time I’ve ever run a gas pump past $100! I was a little discouraged that the bank where I exchanged my currency gave me so many $100 bills, but I see now that they will be easy to spend.
Now I see what they did with all those Canadian pennies they don’t use anymore. The melted them down and put them inside their Toonies! I’m slowly getting used to the currency and the metric speed and distance. I’m just thankful that no one changed time to a decimal division; can you imagine if there were 100 minutes in an hour?
I’m outside a Cabelas tonight. I’m hoping once I get north of here the traffic will thin out some. I should be close to Grande Prairie tomorrow unless I slow down and take a rest.