Beginning our great Canadian/US road trip we headed out yesterday the 11th of October shortly after sunrise which began our expedition eastward. Crossing the border into Saskatchewan we made our way to the Red Coat Trail, a 1,300 km (810 mi) route that approximates the path taken in 1874 by the North-West Mounted Police in their quest to bring law and order to the Canadian West. One would think the prairies just a boring sight of field after field of grain. Quite the contrary as there were a lot of photo ops along the way before we reached our first nights destination of Assiniboia. Our second day found us driving the long stretch under blue skies with the occasional windy walk for a brief respite and voilà, we are in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the night.