Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day 3 Great Falls to Lethbridge

Lethbridge, Alberta

Just before we got fuel.

Nice scenery? Not!

We left Wal-Mart at about 7:30 this morning. The day was sunny and nice. We paid Wal-Mart $26.75 for the privilege of parking in their lot (stuff we bought).  LOL We had an uneventful drive to Shelby for fuel. We filled the tank for $275.00. Diesel was $3.79.9 per gallon. That is about 10 MPG. When we got to the Canadian border, there was quite a long line to cross to Canada. We spent about 15 minutes in line, when they put another agent on duty. After that the lines moved very quickly. We were about 10 minutes more getting through customs. Cindy has been worried about all the food she put in the freezer and all the cans we had with us. The customs lady asked where we were from, and I answered the Salt Lake area. She asked where we were going, to which I answered Alaska with about two weeks in Alberta. She then asked if we had any fire-arms or ammunition.  Did we have any bear spray or pepper spray? Did we have any alcohol or tobacco? Were we selling or giving anything away in Canada? All of the last questions I answered no. Six easy questions and she handed back the passports and said enjoy your trip. All of Cindy’s worries were for nothing. On the Canadian website it does list a limit on how much food you can bring into Canada, and we probably had too many cans of food and frozen stuff in the freezer. She had been cooking and freezing food for weeks to get ready for our trip. We were also told, we would be questioned about apples, but she didn't ask.

This was the line waiting to cross the border.

Made it to Canada.
After we got to Lethbridge, we didn't know where the Bridgeview RV Park was and the GPS was no help. So after stopping and asking a gas station and a fast food place, both of which had no idea where we wanted to go, so we walked down the street  to the police station. The policeman was very helpful and directed us to the RV Park.

We got set up and went and checked in at the office. Part of our problem finding the campground was that the office was closed from noon to 2:00 and I got no answer when I called. Anyway she told us we were scheduled for 6 days and the total charges with Coast to Coast would be $3.00 for the 6 days (.50 per day). Good enough
It is hot here, not just warm. It is a lot warmer than any time since we left Arizona.

 We went to the Southern Alberta Art Galley because Cindy had read that it was free on Sunday. She had seen it in the Milepost, but we both felt like it was something we would have been very happy to miss. There was a building across the street with a large mural on it that made the trip worthwhile.

Modern art, I just don't get it.

To be honest some of the kids are pretty good.

This was by a 10th grader

This is the mural.

I guess that’s it for the day. Oh yes, we did see a couple of pronghorn antelope today.
Total expenses for the day: Wal-Mart $26.75, fuel $275.00, campground fees $3.00. Total miles: 195 Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. I don't get Modern art either. I sometimes think I could do that good.