Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Back In Wild Rose Country



We filled up the gas tank @ $ .97.4 / litre before leaving Grande Prairie around 11:00. It was a short motoring day, 291 km along hwy 43 through mostly farming country. The highway passed by a few small communities. We stopped  for lunch at a rest area near Valleyview. It was an excellent spot to exercise Shadow off leash with the frisbee, her best workout in days. She loved it.
Hwy 43 was quite rough, lots of frost heaves. We were pleased to come across a major construction zone, 50 km of repaving but  with no delays.

Athabasca River
It remained mostly cloudy, reached a pleasant 21ยบ. We stopped in Whitecourt, pop. 10,200, a city at the junction of the Athabasca and McLeod Rivers. Where the two rivers meet is considered by Aboriginal people to be a sacred place.


  


We found our best bargain of a campground this trip, Whitecourt
Lions Campground, a Good Sam campground, only $28.80
with our discount. We have a large site with water and electric,
secured Wi-Fi and even one t.v. channel, CTV Edmonton.



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