Wednesday - January 21, 2015
… yup… another 12hr drive today in the books… 28hrs of driving since Monday… welcome to touring in Canada!
I was going to say "welcome to the Canadian music industry" but that's not fair. There's a lot of great bands working really hard driving back and forth across this beautiful country… that's the problem though… the drives are what drain most chances you have at breaking even, mentally and financially.
I woke up still pretty full and most of us skipped breakfast… we still had quite a bit left over from last night's rider anyway… back on the road around 7:30am.
Nothing much to really talk about since there's nothing really to do cramped in a vehicle for 12hrs… except put Dane's sunglasses and make "Kravitz faces" at people we pass on the highway.
We arrived in Lloydminster around 9pm… there's a pool here!!! Here at the hotel!!!! … WITH A WATER SLIDE!!!
Seems like most hotels have water slides around here… so it seems a little less special now… I don't even feel like water sliding anymore… besides, the pool closed at 10pm and I was more hungry than felt like swimming at the time… maybe I'll go in the morning… after breakfast.
We had a bit of an adventure finding dinner tonight… I searched and there was an A&W just down the road… 10 min walk.
The thing about Lloydminster… there doesn't seem to be any sidewalks here… so we tried walking a little off the beaten path (the beaten path being the road/highway with transports and stuff whizzing by)… everything was fine walking through parking lots but then we tried crossing a field.
Dane: "… maybe we should walk along the side of the road… we don't really know what's out there."
Me: "… let's just give'r a go!"
Matt: "Let's run!!!"
About 100ft later we're up to our knees in snow and dealing with a decent size snowdrift down a ditch.
… but we made it… and burgs and rootbeer were had.
We're back at the hotel now… 11pm… looking forward to getting to sleep and hitting the breakfast here in the morning.
… and now for your enjoyment.
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