We left WINNIPEG this morning and headed for PORTAGE La Prairie. This is a pretty town with a few murals. We found the post office and Cindy took the opportunity to send a care package home.
Then we took the side roads from there to Brandon so that we could see some of the countryside. The bridge was out where we tried to cross so we had to make an additional detour.
We drove in what seems forever in smoke fog caused by burning in the fields at this time of the year.
We also saw a sunflower harvester in operation. We did not know what it was at first except it was creating a lot of dust. A bit farther down the road, we saw a sunflower field and we managed to put two and two together
We arrived in Brandon looking for the Buffalo Research Center here except the station no longer has the big sign in front. They do research on buffalo as it is a viable food source in Canada.
We’re taking a break tonight after the 9000km mark of our trip. We’re getting ready to cross the border tomorrow because we have a major adventure in Southern Saskatchewan coming up.
Check back later for details.