I took a quick shower and hit the road. First stop was the Shell gas station to add air to the tires. I set them both at 40 psi. I went to put the air gauge back in the Wolfman bag, the zipper’s let go. Looks like a couple of the zips on the zipper broke off. So now there is no way to secure everything in there. I used a piece of cord to close it as best as I could.
Got on the road and did some miles. I passed all the new born horses and calfs as I made my way across the prairie. Its VERY flat driving. I continued on TransCanada 16 West and after I passed Saskatoon I hit a BIG rain and hail storm. Cars were pulled off to the side of the road. I pressed on and made my way to the border with Alberta. I stopped at the information center and bought a map for $2. Not sure why they are not free, they usually are.
Just over the border, I stopped and bought gas for $1.099 per litre! Which is super cheap compared to Quebec and Ontario. I could see the rain clouds following me and I hit the road again eventually making my way to Edmonton. It was around 4pm and the traffic was HEAVY, with stop and go traffic. The city had rain clouds and it opened up again. I must have driven 100 miles in the rain, stopping one last time for fuel. Over 600 miles for today.
I pushed on to Whitecourt, Alberta, which was 100 kilometers from my last gas stop. I hit rain again.....
I scanned around the sky and saw dark clouds all around. I was soaked thru and made a command decision to find a hotel and dry out for the night.
Pulled into the first hotel I saw and got a room......even had a fireplace......nice for hanging wet socks over.