Day 89: Hanna to Oyen

Today lacked yesterday’s big left turn, as we went straight for the whole day. Though there were a few turns in the road and small hills. We stopped at every rest stop we saw that was right on the highway. One was quite the hot spot of activity for seeming not to even be near any towns at all.

Jesse found some shade
Jesse found some shade
At our second rest stop in Youngstown we were given free slushies. We learned that the Tour du Canada had just passed through yesterday, and that they stay in town at the hall and use the schools showers, and the town prepares their evening meal for them. A nice treat for the group! We doubt we’ll catch up with them since they probably go farther in a day then we’re able to. Though we were told another group will be passing through next Friday, so maybe we’ll see them when they pass us.

Oyen seemed like a far stretch but eventually we made it. We chose not to ride the 5km into town but stayed at the campground on the highway. Another RV campground but at least they accept tenters and do have nice showers.