When we were in Lloydminster for lacrosse provincials last month, one of the most unique things about the town was that it's split down the middle, half in the province of Alberta, and half in the province of Saskatchewan. We were VERY excited to visit one more province.
There were four large red markers at the border that we visited.
One the left is the crest of Alberta, on the right the crest of Saskatchewan, and in the middle is Lloyd's crest.
The town, I learned, existed before provincial lines were drawn. They also refer to themselves as the Border City (logically), though I haven't heard anyone call it that over here.
A nice memorial to Canadian Veterans in front of City Hall.
We took our obligatory I'm Half Here and Half There pictures.
Hmmm, maybe 60/40.
The next day on our way home we drove through Vegreville, and visited the largest Easter egg in the WORLD!! It's a Ukrainian Easter egg, and is called a Pysanka.
As we were pulling in, Andy mentioned they talked about it in Social when they were studying the Ukraine. Well, perfect!
It turns with the wind, ever so slowly. At first I thought it was motorized, but realized the breeze was causing it to shift.
There was also a caboose on the property that the boys enjoyed exploring.
It was very well- equipped; even had a little kitchen. I guess that makes sense, but I never thought about what might be IN a caboose before, I was always just excited to see it at the end of a train. Now you're lucky if you get a solitary flashing red light magnetically stuck to the last rail car. BO-RING.
We had fun hanging around, but soon needed to hit the highway again. Due west to Edmonton, where we hung a Louie and headed home to Red Deer.