The morning started yesterday with a bit of maintenance on the planes and then a bit of a wait for the weather in Regina to improve. It was a pretty foggy day in Regina-town, but after awhile we decided to head North to the little town of Crosby, North Dakota. The little town is just near the border and allowed us to fuel up and file all of our border crossing items online in the little office.
After a bit of canned salmon for lunch, the weather improved and we were off for Regina. We have to have all kinds of paperwork for the border crossing, but a quick call to the Canadian folks before we started and after we landed and that was it. I was actually a little bummed that they didn’t look!!
In Regina a couple of Canadian gals got us going with gas and we were off to the North again to North Battleford about 200 miles away. When we got there we decided we had enough time to make it to Lloydminster which had much more in the way of services, a hangar, and a hotel. It was forecast for snow and bum weather, so a nice hotel was almost a mandatory.
This morning the weather predictions were on track and snow and low ceilings have us on the ground and chilling out. It may improve during the day, so we are good to go.
Sean got his first taste of Poutines and gravy– A Canadian staple and one he was chomping at the bit to try! (Even though his pronunciation is a bit off)
Here are yesterday’s photos. We flew by hundreds and hundreds of oil wells and miles and miles of cattle acreage. Flat as a pancake, but some places were reminiscent of the tundra in winter!