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Maryland to Alaska and Back in a 1994 ZR-1
Part 3
Southern Saskatchewan has a large, surface, coal mining operation. The piles of dirt removed to get to the coal have produced a weird hilly landscape. Here is one of the old scoop shovels:

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We stopped for a break in Moose Jaw, SK, a pretty town with a vibrant downtown area:

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When we arrived in Saskatoon, we were welcomed by Kevin and his son Andrew. His 1991, Dark Red ZR-1 looked great. There are only two known ZR-1's in central Saskatchewan, so we had a nice visit.

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On Friday, we left Saskatoon and crossed into central Alberta. We saw farms and more farms. The landscape is slightly hillier as we went north and west. We learned that the beautiful green crop we saw was canola. The plant produces pods that are pressed to produce canola oil used for cooking:

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In Vegreville, Alberta, we stopped at the giant Pysanka, a Ukrainian decorated egg:

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OK, after all of that highly cultural sightseeing, we visited Edmonton, AB. Edmonton is a large, modern city. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the city and the friendliness of the people.

After all the days of covering lots of miles, we took a few hours to visit some sights. We found the art gallery district and visited several galleries. We found the work of some Canadian artists to be very stunning.

We visited the Muttart Conservatory. It is a medium sized, arboretum with a unique design featuring four glass pyramids that provide light for the plant exhibits.

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OK, enough culture. Next we visited West Edmonton Mall. The Mall is GIGANTIC!!! There are around 800 stores, an amusement park, a large water park, an ice rink, and a large lagoon for water activities including a sea lion show.

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After visiting Edmonton, we traveled further west to Whitecourt, AB to spend our fourth night on the road.

On Saturday, after a brief stop in Beaver Lodge, Alberta to pose in front of the world's largest beaver, we entered British Columbia:

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