We made it out of Alberta! But not without some additional off road shenannigans.  The Alberta road crew let us on to the Trans-Canada highway - Awesome we thought - we've made it!  Then we got the to the Saskatchewan border and the Saskatchewan crew wasn't going to let us on.  They even called their crew chief and had him speak to me and explain that we couldn't pass and would have to go back about 60 km to the start of the traffic detour...  what to do?...  we (myself and Tim, another TCBC) stood around for a bit chatting with the road crew and finally one of them said - "when I'm not looking - just go" :)  Great! But what lies ahead and will we be able to get around it?  It was really cool to have the whole highway to ourselves - for nearly 30 km there was nothing but the occasional dump truck delivering new dirt or stones to the washed out road.  When we got to the site there was yet another check point who told us we couldn't go through.  This still didn't stop us.  We could now see the other side and going through a field and over some barbed wire was a small effort compared to what we put ourselves through the day before.  Haha! Victory!  We made it to Saskatchewan! and now we are about 150 km from Regina in a tiny town called Champlin.  The adventures continue and every day is a completely new adventure.  I love it!
donna holbrow
6/22/2010 05:32:41 am

So sorry that your first impression of Saskatchewan is so ugly. This is extremely unusual weather for us and we don't like it one bit!!

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Mom
6/22/2010 06:12:36 am

Glad to see you are finally into Saskatchewan and travelling on the TransCanada again.. what a few days!! You have made memories for a life time!!
Dad's been tracking the weather and I've been tracking the android. K2 says woof Kevin woof!

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Aunt Lois
6/22/2010 10:23:14 am

Hi Kevin. Glad to hear you made it out of Saskatchewan okay. What a ride it must have been. We are all cheering for you. Way to go!!! Keep it up. You will be home before you know it.

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Jen Bruber
6/27/2010 03:37:04 am

way to be UNSTOPPABLE!

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