I took this shot enroute to Lloydminster at Davidson. The huge tea pot and cup made me think about the amount of French vanilla cappuccino I'd consumed so far, and how much more I'm sure I'll have before this road trip ends.
Blackstrap Lake, in Blackstrap Provincial Park was busy today with boats. Was a perfect day for it.
I saw this cute pink RV a few times while making my way from Regina to Lloydminster. I was hoping I'd see it at a rest stop, and that finally happened about an hour outside of Lloydminster. The owners were nice enough to let me in and tell me its story...
The Pink RV is owned by Shirley and Mike Schiller, who are originally from Saskatchewan but now live in Alberta. Mike build this RV from scratch. The inside is like being in a home, the details are amazing...and very, very pink.
Shirley said that the pink theme was Mike's idea. She wanted turquoise...maybe next time Shirley.
Shirley in her new Saskatchewan t-shirt holding Rocco. What a cool way to travel...
The Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre in Lloydminster houses many different exhibits, including the Fuchs Wildlife Display, the Richard Larsen Antique Museum, and the Imhoff Art Collection.
The OTS Heavy Oil Science Centre exhibit at the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre.
A small part of the large Fuchs Wildlife Display in the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre.
The Log Church, built in 1903, located outside the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre.
The famous, and huge, border markers in Lloydminster, which is called the "Border City", as it straddles the Alberta/Saskatchewan border.
The Common Wealth Centre, a multi-purpose fitness centre in Lloydminster.
I met the Newhook family outside of the Lloydminster Visitor Reception Centre. They are from Lac La Biche, AB, traveling to Ontario. Aren't they cute!
Proof that at the very least, I am taking in Rocco's body weight in French vanilla cappuccinos each day...oh how I hope they are fat-free...
Giant horse and Mountie outside The Battlefords Information Centre, this must be how Rocco feels standing next to me.
Rider Bison in The Battlefords...only in Saskatchewan. I wasn't sure if I should laugh or feel embarrassed for him...so, I laughed.
Brant and Shelly were out enjoying King Hill Lookout in North Battleford. This photo is overlooking the duck pond. It is a great place to get a good look at the beautiful scenery.
Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford.
Inside one of the buildings at Fort Battleford National Historic Site.
Fort Battleford National Historic Site. There are many knowledgeable guides in period costume on the site that can tell you everything you want to know about Fort Battleford.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park, located just a few kilometres outside of Saskatoon.
Posing with a "once live" bison inside Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
Restaurant inside Wanuskewin Heritage Park serves authentic First Nations dishes.
Berry Barn Eatery & Gift Shop just outside of Saskatoon sells just about everything you can make with a saskatoon berry.
The saskatoon berry pie and crisp is looking pretty good...
Better try some...
Yep, it was good...
Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. So many life-sized and interactive displays.
Practicing safe boating aboard the Shearwater Tours boat, which cruises up and down the South Saskatchewan River through Saskatoon.
Water park next to the river in Saskatoon's River Landing.
Jerry's Food Emporium, or as I like to call it, "the happiest place on earth".
Jerry's Food Emporium - they sell GELATO!!
Souleio Foods is a restaurant, coffee shop, and grocery store all in one. Souleio focuses on local and sustainable fresh food, served with urban flare in a heritage building in the heart of downtown Saskatoon.
Just part of Souleio's yummy menu. My panini with grilled chicken, spinach and red peppers was delicious, and the saskatoon berry lemonade was am-az-ing!
Friends gathered at Souleio for drinks.
Saskatoon, the "City of Bridges", so pretty.
And you thought back seat drivers were hard to deal with! Is it just me or does he kind of look like the flying nun?
Another town name that's fun to say :)
Inside the Lanigan and District Heritage Centre.
Quill Lakes Interpretive Centre...if you like birds, this place is for you.
See, birds everywhere! And if you want to see the real thing, the Centre's staff will point you in the right direction.
Goofing around at the Foam Lake Visitor Centre.
Rocco is pretty excited about the dog bones he got from the nice staff at the Yorkton Tourism Information Centre. They're even wrapped up with a bow!
He couldn't unwrap them, so he just started eating them.
Yorkton's Western Development Museum, focuses on the "Story of People", which celebrates the cultural roots of Western Canada settlers.
Inside the Yorkton Western Development Museum. The exhibits give visitors a glimpse of life in Saskatchewan over the past century.
Another display at Yorkton's Western Development Museum. I took this photo because this is what my car is starting to look like after 2 weeks on the road...
An exhibit at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton.
Yorton's Gallagher Centre houses a sports fieldhouse, a curling rink, convention centre, and a huge leisure water park including a wave pool, waterslide, lane pool.
The surrounding grounds include agricultural exhibition facilities, grandstand and racetrack.
Yorkton's Gallagher Centre entrance.
Yorkton's Gallagher Centre pool area. Awesome place for kids!
Pained Hand Casino in Yorkton.
Part of Sonja Pawliw's Healing & Meditation Garden.
Sonja Pawliw herself with some of the artwork she makes by hand. There are so many lovely pieces.
Hanging out in Langenburg on the biggest swings ever with my new friend Krystan of Toronto, ON.
See! It is seriously huge. They call this swing "Goliath". It was constructed from pieces of farm implements and weighs 4,000 lbs!
Cutest flower pot ever...a punch buggy...no returns : )