Day 21 Herbert-Moose Jaw

I want to apologize for the fact that this is late and that I didn’t post it yesterday; it was my birthday and all I really wanted to do was watch a solid few hours of Netflix and go to sleep, oops.

I pushed it a bit and convinced my mom to let me wake up at 6:30am to leave at 7am. I was happy to not have to wake up before it was even light out. At 7am, we were on our way. It was pretty much completely flat the whole way. Luckily we also, finally, had a bit of wind at our backs so were able to pick up our pace a bit. Around 40km in we had planned to stop in a small town that we were told had a gas station. We pulled over at the turn into the town, confused. There was no gas station to be seen. We cycled down the dirt main street, which consisted of a church, hair salon, and darts club. It was 9am on a Sunday morning and we didn’t see even one person. I felt like we had gone back in time to a deserted town. We finally found a nature centre closer to the highway, it was open so we went in. The only food they had was ice cream, so of course I settled on that for breakfast.

We continued riding, which seemed easy today, even though we had to go 130km. I was able to finish by audiobook,1984,– which had a very abrupt and bad ending if you ask me. I started a new one, A Man Called Ove, which had been pretty good so far.

We stopped for lunch at a small cafe right off the highway. It took more than an hour to get out food but it was nice to take a bit of a break. The second half of the ride went quite quickly and we soon found ourselves in the great city of moose jaw! My love for moose had promoted my mom, a couple of weeks ago, unbeknownst to me, to call the hotel and ask if they could get a cake with a moose on it for my birthday. When we got there, they brought a slice of cake with cups of chocolate mousse on the side. Once we put the misunderstanding together we laughed quite a bit.

I spent the rest of the night happily watching Netflix. The next day would be a rest day and I slept in– so there was no real reason I had to get to bed early for once!

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