Easy to draw...hard to spell...that's Saskatchewan!
Our recent road trip included a few days of travel in this province which is also known as the land of the living skies.
And we were witness to the living skies...we saw storms rolling by and beautiful sunsets.
We passed by the occasional farmstead, looking rather like there was no one home...
...and had lunch beside the road while a curious crowd looked on.
We even witnessed a Saskatchewan stampede...and all free of charge.
We couldn't resist a quick stop in the little town of Herbert, when we saw a sign on the highway inviting us to stop by the Herbert museum for 'faspa'. Now that is a word we don't hear too often these days...but it brought back memories of Sunday afternoon tea at grandma's place. We checked out the museum...learned a little about the history of the area and it's peoples...and carried on our way without actually sampling their 'faspa'. We opted instead to stop by Tim Horton's...
...and sipped our coffee while this moose looked on. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is a city with a most unusual name and a myriad of underground tunnels that attract over 100,000 tourists each year. It's another place that's worth visiting...but not this time!
Although Saskatchewan is home to 100,000 lakes and rivers...much of southern Saskatchewan is flat fields of grain. I took this photo about 12 miles west of the city of Regina. It seemed strange to see a city clearly on the horizon...where I come from there are hills and trees blocking the view and we don't see much besides mountains in the distance!
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Regina...be sure to tour Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police training centre.
Every Tuesday evening during the summer months, the police force performs a special 'Sunset Ceremony' – renowned as one of Canada’s top attractions. We never stopped in Regina this trip...but thoroughly enjoyed watching the parade on our last visit.
I loved the little old country churches scattered about the countryside.
There is quite a large Ukrainian population in Saskatchewan, and we stopped somewhere near Yorkton to check out this lovely Ukrainian Orthodox church. I'm not sure if it is still in use, but everything was immaculately kept...
...including an old cemetery across the lane.
We spent a night camped near this spot...
...while the ducks swam on a pond nearby
...in the land of the living skies!
So don't believe all the jokes you hear...
Saskatchewan has a beauty all it's own, and is a great place to visit (in the summertime!).
Hope you enjoyed the tour...