The morning started with a filling dim sum brunch at Tasty Noodle with the family. For Edmonton this was quite a Vancouver-quality restaurant but with a very new and clean interior. A bit pricier than your typical Vancouver dim sum but the quality of three food was quite solid.
After dim sum we headed off for our 2 day drive to Winnipeg. The scenery through Alberta to Regina, SK was gradually boring. From cities to towns to places that looked like population was the size of my family, the landscape was just add gradually less appealing. We saw less trees and more farms and plains. The drive also smelled more of hay and manure than fresh air.
We has trouble finding a campsite our cheap motel in Regina so we went to the city for dinner at Bushwakker Pub before heading east out of the city to find accommodation for the night. Although rated high on Urbanspoon, this pub was OK, but not great. For a $31 meal we had a beef dip (paid extra for mushrooms) and a Saskatoon hot plate (perogies, sausage, sauerkraut, beer bread). The hot plate consisted of 2 perogies and half a sausage for a small order! Still cost $12!
After dinner I lucked out on finding a campground online in Indian Head , SK, about 35-40 minutes from Regina. This campsite is a bit in from Highway 1 but was safe, clean and offered free showers (but the bathroom smells funny). The Indian Head Campground use to be a KOA site but now part of the Good Sam chain. The man who greeted us was super nice and directed us to our site for the night. The only downside is that it’s right near the CPR train tracks so we kept hearing trains through the night, even with earplugs in. Well it sure beats sleeping in the car at a Tim Hortons or McDs! Another night, another adventure! Stay tuned as we head to Winnipeg on Day 7!