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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.

Day 1 Map of Travels

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Day 2 Map of Travels

About the author Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

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9 Comments

  1. Bon Voyage, Diane and Rick. Wishing you a safe journey and the joy of discovery.
    Nice that the province of Saskatchewan gave you some room to pull over and take a picture of their welcome sign. Alberta and BC rarely do the same and I have often wished while traveling into or from BC on Hwy 93 that I could pull over and take a picture of the BC or Alberta welcome signs.
    Love the picture of the old house. I always like to imagine the time when an old house like this was once new and some family was proud to live in it.

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  2. Have fun. Love the commentary and all the pictures. Thanks Jan

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  3. Great pictures, looking forward to the next update!

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  4. Have a great trip. You’ll be speaking French by the time we see you again!! Stay safe. Barny

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  5. Nice photos Diane and Rick. We wish you have a good journey. Do you know who those graves belong to?
    Regards from Marta and Salvador.

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  6. De'Ann Nikiforuk October 15, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Miss you guys already…Have a wonderful adventure together! Love De’Ann & Gary

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  7. What a great way to share your memories! Thanks for sharing, we’ll see you in Arizona!

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  8. Bon Voyage mes amis. Should be super photo ops for fall especially Gaspe side of St Lawrence. Have fun!

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  9. Hi Salvador & Marta! There were many graveyards on the drive but we don’t know anyone who was buried there. It was just a nice place to stop, take some photos and let the dog run.

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