Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 1: Estevan, SK

We're on the road again - this time home to Toronto! We were away by 8 am Friday morning and made it to Estevan by 5 pm. The kids did quite well - they were excited to get their "Day 1 bag"! I've made up bags again for each day with new books, activity books, and small treats. The kids consignment store "Mini Me" in Olds had 50% off all their books so I stocked up a couple of weeks before we left!

We stopped in Moose Jaw at the tourism information centre to find out if the road to Estevan was open or not. We had found out during an earlier stop that highway 39 to Estevan had been closed in parts to repair the road from the flooding this spring. We were happy to hear that it just reopened this morning so we didn't have to detour through Regina! Also, we've checked online and it looks like the road we want to take through North Dakota tomorrow is open all the way - although there are a lot of side roads that were either closed or being worked on.

We enjoyed a swim at the Estevan Leisure Centre (only two blocks away from our hotel) after supper  - the kids really liked the fast slide there! Tomorrow we hope to get an early start for another long day of travel.


  1. Hi Guys

    Glad to hear you had a good first day. Swimming in a cool pool sounds good to me after a hot dusty day combining and hauling barley.

    Love Dad

  2. I'm glad you were able to combine Dad! It's too bad you couldn't go for a swim though!