Monday was a rest day! Also our 35th wedding anniversary. Wow, what a journey we've enjoyed together.
There was also a huge storm hitting the area where we were headed next ... there was a tornado and some areas were flooded - a Sobey's parking lot in Westlock was transformed into canoe/kayak hot spot.
Today was still grey and gloomy with the storm system still swirling but with breaks, and we thought we could manage through. It was 11* when we left, between 13* - 15* for most of the day. After we were west of Edmonton, the cloud cover did break and there was some sun. And then we got soaked! Ah well. Such is the lot of riding. We were pretty well dry by the time we reached our destination for tonight, Edson AB.
At our first stop for a stretch, we pulled into a fuel station, with this view overlooking the valley. Right beside the parking lot is a wee prairie dog homestead.
|Gloomy day but nice view over the valley|
|Prairie Dog watching us|
|View from our hotel|
Random thoughts along the way ...
- How is it determined who gets to bale and harvest those bales along the roadway? There was one bale showing evidence of litter that ignoramuses decide somehow belongs along the road.
- Magpies - lots of these along the way - I love their bright white bars.
- So many pickup trucks
- A few fields of corn - must be for haylage?
- Discovered the Edmonton Pioneer Research Station!
- What does a Peace Officer do? There were a couple of their SUV's along the way.
With the weather so iffy, we didn't stop to explore anything along the way. We did see a sign for the largest Pysanka at Vegreville. Neither of us knew what a pysanka is ... this is what we missed!
And the world's largest dragonfly at Wabamun.
This is what happens when you research after you've already gone past these fun sights. And it's crummy, stormy weather.