Cross-Canada Shenanigans – Regina to Kenora

Well, sorry for the blackout. Who woulda thought it would be hard to get wi-fi north of Superior. I apologize for the double post, but I gotta catch up.

So, last we left our intrepid travelers, they were waking up after a fitful nights sleep on the worst pillows in Regina. To be honest, most of today is rather unexciting…I mean, there’s only so much of the Canadian praries as we can handle.

However, to Saskatchewan’s credit, they did have some kick ass grain elevators:


Outside of that, not much was happening. And then…in the distance…my arch enemy, Manitoba!

Gwen and I decided, for no particular reason, that we didn’t want to set foot in Manitoba. And I mean literally not set foot in it.

So, we gassed up just before the border…and I shook my fist at Manitoba from the Saskatchewan side (that’s my trusty fist-shaking sidekick next to me):


Then drove:


Then shook my fist from the Ontario side. Take that, Mick E. Moose!:

grrr again!

Since we had nothing but time on our hands across the praries we managed to come up with some new provincial slogans for Manitoba:

Manitoba – Stop and visit! Please…pretty please?

Manitoba – The Saskatchewan of Manitoba!

Manitoba – You can spell “man,” “bat,” “tan” and “bam!” from our name!

Manitoba – the New Jersey of Canada!

And of course, what better way to end a day of province insulting than snuggling down at your Kenora, On hotel room with a view of Lake of the Woods? Why, a giant muskie, of course! Bye!


Congrats to Jimsey for winning our last trivia contest. Your very special prize will be hand delivered by Memorial Day. Today’s quiz…who can name the Saskatchewan town that is home to this:

The clue is right in front of you


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5 responses to “Cross-Canada Shenanigans – Regina to Kenora”

  1. jimsey says :

    too easy. Town of Indian Head.

    Though I do appreciate the fist shaking….and the girl who has the patience to take that photo.

  2. Ben says :

    Yeah..poor Gwen. She’s handled this trip with remarkable aplomb.

  3. Mark says :

    Is that second picture in Manitoba a hill or were you holding your camera off angle?

  4. Ben says :

    Mark, since I was driving whilst taking this photo, it’s most likely crooked. Hills…Manitoba…silly boy.

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