We spent a day and a half in the Sault visiting and hitting some of the local mountain bike trails before heading out.
After leaving Sault Ste. Marie we drove west along highway 17 to Thunder Bay. We stopped in Wawa where they finally have Tim Horton’s.
The drive from the Sault to Thunder Bay was really windy and a bit of a white knuckle challenge in the bus but we managed okay. I think our gas mileage suffered a bit because of the wind. That day our goal was to make it as far west as possible. We managed to get to Ignace which is about two hours west of Thunder Bay and stayed in the Tempo truck stop there for the night.
The next morning we drove around town looking for free wifi to check our email. We managed to find a motel with a good connection and sat there and ate our breakfast then headed out. Our next destination was somewhere in Saskatchewan as close to Regina as we could get. We wanted to get to Alberta as quick as possible. That day we managed to make it to Whitewood Saskatchewan and stayed in another truck stop just off the highway.
On our third day of driving we headed across the prairies to Redcliff Alberta stopping for gas and Tim’s. There are very few Tim Horton’s along highway 1 in Saskatchewan so when you do see one take full advantage. Trust us. We rolled in to Redcliff just before dinner time on Thurday evening where we are currently staying with my (Jer) cousin Joanna and her husband Terry. They have a beautiful home on the edge of town overlooking the South Saskatchewan River valley. Many of my relatives in the Redcliff/Medicine Hat area are greenhouse growers mostly growing cucumber.
We’ve spent the last few days visiting family and Sue has finally got a chance to meet them all. We both really love it here. It’s so beautiful and there’s some awesome single track trails just a short pedal away. We’ve been eating like kings and it’s awesome to have a shower and clean up the bus before we head out on the open road again in the next few days.