Yesterday, we hugged the Saskatchewan border, working our way down to Medicine Hat. On the way, we stopped in Cereal.
It was their 100th anniversary this year and to that honour they built a small trail station and grain elevator in town. As fate would have it, on the way to Cereal, we saw kilometres of railroad track ripped up with ties in big bundles on the side of what used to be the track, So after 100 years of history, Cereal is not connected by rail any more.
The town itself was quaint and one of the streets had many buildings with the tall FRONTS like you see in the old west movies.
Then we stopped in Oyen who was also celebrating a 100th, with several murals decorating a park behind this tower.
Other than those two stops, there was 2 hours of a whole bunch of nothing…typical scenery for the prairies. However, we were not disappointed.
Shortly after, we crossed the Red Deer river and plunged again into the South Saskatchewan River basin. This time, the edges were full of moguls which made the scenery so much more eerie.
We arrived in Medicine Hat near sunset in the rain. When we thought the rain had stopped, we decided to go into the store to get some water for tomorrow. The precipitation had not stopped; it had changed to snow. We will probably get 4 cm tonight. It is a good thing we are heading further South tomorrow.