One day we decided to ride into the city of Minot to have dinner and see the sights. We ate at the Grand Hotel. The meal - pecan-crusted walleye and grilled halibut with stir-fried vegetables was excellent. As we were finishing dinner, a mean storm moved in complete with blowing rain, thunder and hail.
We have left the USA crossing the border at Portal, ND into Saskatchewan, Canada. Once again we dry camped at a Walmart in Regina (pronounced with a long i and is the capital of Saskatchewan), and in Sherwood Park, Alberta east of Edmunton (capital of Alberta). We found an RV park west of Edmunton to sit, stretch out, do laundry and chill.
The days are moderate (70's) and dry but the nights get chilly. Two blankets and a spread are on the bed. We have noticed how long the daylight lasts the further west we go. Last night 10:30 pm was like dusk. We do have room-darkening blinds in the RV. We will need them when we get to AK with 20-22 hours of sunlight. In a day or two we will be moving on heading toward the spectacular Canadian Rockies. A bientot (French for see you soon).
Below - the prairie and low clouds of North Dakota