The original plan for today was to only go as far as Regina. We felt industrious so we ended up in Saskatoon. This will shorten our trip to Edmonton tomorrow so we can spend some more time at the greenhouses there and in the West Edmonton Mall!
Winnipeg. This quickly became rain which stayed with us for most of the drive to Regina. For some reason when people said this area was flat, I envisioned a plane stretching on to infinite. This isn't the case and there are some slight contours to the area. That van in the last pictures is just plain impressive. There were actually several vehicles like this along the drive.
Next we went to the Regina Floral Conservatory. The best way to describe this place is beautifully tacky. The plants are a jumble from every which climate but somehow fit together into one odd delightful space. The choice of plants and colours were so at odds with one another that when we first walked in we thought most of them were actually plastic! There were literally dozens of hydrangea scattered everywhere.
Saskatoon. We saw three tumble weeds! They do exist!! It started to rain, turned into wet snow and was accompanied with winds that were incredibly strong. The weather cleared for a bit as we reached the city and we got a relatively clear picture of the entrance sign (a little ironic today).
It's suppose to 17C (63F) in Kamloops on Thursday so I'm looking forward to that! Then Friday on to Vancouver! I'm super excited for tomorrow. I'm not sure if I'll end up doing a post because we're planning on staying at the Edmonton Mall until it closes.