Colorado. The state bird is the Lark, the capitol city is Denver, the state flower is the Columbine. Colorado has the highest elevation of any state and the state was the first to issue a license plate for a car. They are the 38th United State, joining the Union in 1876, the hundred year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Where am I right now? I’m in Longmont, CO a half hour north of Denver.

We sang here last night and stayed in the bus that night due to the insanely high hotel rates in this city. Today marks the beginning of a trek up to this:

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Canada

Capitol: Ottowa

National Bird: Common Loon, (so common in fact that they named their 1 dollar currency after it.)

Neat Fact: Canada has 1 and 2 dollar coins and multicolored bills as currency.

Average exchange rate is .78ยข US to 1 Canadian dollar. That makes the US dollar 22 cents richer than the Canadian.

To get to here:

 

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From here:

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We have to go through here:

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Montana

The great barren wasteland before you reach the only slightly less barren wasteland of Saskatchewan, CA. Today marks the beginning of a nearly 20 hour road trip. That being said, we’ve ditched the bus for the time being, with all the tools and whatnot inside an unconverted coach we had no intention of trying to get across the border with it. So, we’ve found a trailer to rent and are taking it and The Flash up for the weekend.

I say that to say this, Canada runs on different cellular networks than the US and they require Canadian data plans. Thus, if I don’t stumble upon wifi, I may be in a similar situation as the one last week and unable to post.

13 hours… 13 hours of travel today begin now, right now; this morning. It’s going to be a long trip and today’s journey will end just over the border. We’ll pick up the traveling tomorrow and drive the rest of the way to Warman Saskatchewan. I’ll get some landscape shots of the trip and Canada for those of you who are interested and you’ll be hearing from me soon.

As always, thanks for reading.

the anonymous novelist

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