We drove though high winds today across Saskatchewan. It felt like an inland hurricane like we had in September, 2008 when Hurricane Ike blew across the midwest. Thankfully it was not that severe.
The oil and grain business is booming in the province. The oil towns are crowded and the country side is golden wherever they can raise grain.
It gets 40 below zero in this area. I couldn't live here, I am not tough enough. For an August day it was very cool for us "southerners."
Gasoline is $1.25 per liter in this are and the lowest we purchased was $1.10 in Alberta. Food is about a third higher than what we are used to from restaurant to grocery store but I would say beef is a better buy here than in America.
We shopped at a Sobey's last night and it was beautifully laid it with fresh food. It was very attractive and looked more like a European store but the cost came with it.
We are having a good trip but today was a little unnerving. It is no fun to drive a truck and slide in camper through high winds.
Have a great weekend,
Ed and LuAnn