Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Day 14 - Monday June 14 - Indian Head to Moosomin SK (163 km)
Today started off sunny and we checked the forecast from camp - looks like sun for the next little bit (awesome!). We learned today that the provincial flower of SK is the western red lily (we've been smelling them everywhere). We were on the road by 8, and when we stopped for a break mid-morning we saw our friends from yesterday (Pedalers for Prostate) bike by. We bought some delicious milk, drank it (mmm) and then mosied on. We caught up with the boys on our next rest stop while we stopped to buy lunch (more pb and bagels). This "leapfrogging" continued all day, and it's nice to have some familiar faces on the road and tpo know that there's other people around. Also, we mentioned before that the prairies weren't really flat... Scratch that. Turns out it's the more eastern part that's completely flat and straight. We had a lot of games of "how far do you think it is to that grain tower?" Our guess: 4 km. Actual distance: 12 km. It's really hilariously painful when you can see the town that you're going to but know that it's still 30 km away. The standard joke that you could "watch your dog run away for a week" holds true here. We had a junk-food fast-food dinner due to lack of grocery stores, and talked to some super-friendly locals. Arrived at our beautiful campsite around 8:30, and for the first time it's not next to the train tracks! Today J spilled trail mix all over the road, and just sat down and munched on it as if it was in a bowl. We are both getting sore behinds and probably permanent tan lines (not that we're complaining!). Can't believe it's day 14!
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