This is the third instalment about my week long tour for TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2013. I toured in northern Saskatchewan. More on the whole idea/background of Book Week here. Catch up on instalment one, or maybe instalment two.
Tuesday May 7, 2013
It was up early this morning to check out of the Saskatoon Travellodge and head east for two hours and forty minutes (about 214km) to Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Lots of loud peppy tunes and some great scenery made for a great trip. At one point a large silver hued coyote crossed the road in front of me. At least I think it was a coyote. It was a complete wow moment for me.
|A cool cloud bank|
|Snow geese specks! (Trust me)|
|The Millennium Cross|
|A sudden dip in the road and a railroad trestle to span it!|
|The road and endless line of telephone poles|
|So much beautiful sky|
A lot of photos, no? I did say it was over two hours in the car.
|Nipawin grain elevator|
here. Nancy, the librarian, and I talked afterwards about crafts/knitting and she taught me a new term: UFOs, as in unfinished objects. Love it!
|Some flooding in the roadside fields|
|A blur of trees|
Random Memorable Moments
- Snow geese! Oh how I wish I could’ve gotten close to the flock.
- Saw a lot of hawks perched along the roadsides throughout the day.
- The huge millennium cross appearing out of nowhere
- WIND! Sometimes requiring arm strength to keep the car straight.
- “We Serve” gas stations--whoa, remember those Ontario? No? Didn’t think so.
- Count for Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” on the Satellite Radio: 4