That’s a big sky. This isn’t a great picture to prove the point, but overall I was struck by how flat the prairies weren’t. I’d expected days of pancake-flat terrain, but at least along the Trans-Canada it was usually rising or falling a bit. I seem to remember taking a bunch of pictures that might show what I’m talking about, but can’t find any. So maybe it actually is pretty flat.

I stopped for a rest at a stop that turned out to be right on the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The highway through Alberta was good. The highway through Saskatchewan and Manitoba was not. I had to keep my teeth clenched to keep them from rattling out. But eventually I left Saskatchewan, and then Manitoba.