Winkler Tourist Park – Finally We Found It

Finding this place was reminiscent of making a landfall after an ocean passage, prior to the days of GPS and SatNav. Yes, those days existed, and not too many years ago.

Although our section of the RV Park is small, it is in the middle of a huge recreation and school complex that encompasses many square blocks.

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Canada/U.S. Border – Getting a Semi Size Rig Through Car Lanes

Winkler to Dakota Magic Casino

Compared to Saturday this is a short hop, about 240 miles, but it does include crossing the border into North Dakota. This is a new experience, as on previous trips into the U.S we leave home with no food in the RV. From home, it is only 20 miles to the border, so we shop after crossing the border at the Bellingham Costco.

The lack of Wi-Fi also restricted our ability to thoroughly research what you can bring in, and more importantly, what is prohibited.

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We’re Half Way Across The Country

Regina to Winkler, Manitoba

Today is our longest distance so far and is the final day of our sojourn across the Prairies. Our original destination was the Winnipeg KOA, but they emailed us a few days ago advising they were flooded and consequently had to cancel our reservation.

We called Winkler Tourist Park yesterday, to make a reservation, and the phone was answered, “Winkler Aquatic Centre”. Therefore, we departed Regina with no idea what to expect on arrival.  Continue reading

Wascana Park – Is It Similar to Stanley Park?

After visiting the RCMP Museum, we returned to the campground for lunch and walking the dogs. We arrived in clear, blue skies, but an hour later it had changed to, you guessed it – dull, grey and overcast. Not quite black clouds, but we could see them on the horizon.

How do the locals survive – brilliant sunshine heading to work and rain going home?

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