F 1 D 0 -- 02 08 14 at 15 07 Mountain Time Not Winnipeg. You heard it from me first. Avoid going to Winnipeg Manitoba. I found it dangerous. We lost our passenger window there. At 830pm Sunday night, two people were seen running from the vehicle. The police were good. They were caught, but since they had not succeeded in stealing the radio, and did not take anything else, the police could not charge them for running away, as they didn't see them breaking in. We were not at the truck at the time. We found this out perhaps an hour later, when we got to the parking spot. We had decided on staying at the Holiday Inn, which was a very short walk from the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The truck was parked there because it looked so dangerous with street people on the main streets, like Portage Avenue. Of course, when we mentioned this to others, they said we should have parked on the main street, as nobody would have the courage to break in like that on a crowded street full of pedestrians. The Holiday Inn was Okay, all things considered. It had a nice small pool, and a fitness room. We don't ask much from our rooms, really. They should have suitable beds which don't cause back ache, and be large enough. We choose one king or two (anything). We've been stopping at towns along the way. Towns in Manitoba are very friendly. And the scenery in that province is nothing like that in Ontario. NOTHING. Ontario has many turns, lots of exposed rocks of the Canadian Shield. Manitoba has a flat look. It changes from farms to treed bits, but the difference is a nice surprise. They handle the streets and roads in a different way than Ontario. The roads are generally wider, and intersect at right angles across the highway. For me, slowing to a near-stop for a left turn is a biig surprise. Also, merging onto a 100kmh road is a big deal as well. I'm thinking it saves a lot of cash, all around. No complicated ramps or lights to contend with. Manitoba and Saskatchewan have lots of signs with a big question mark on them. Information. Each place is different. In Churchbridge Manitoba, you see this very small shack of a building. Inside are three young women running it. That's a lot of people! But they use it as a day camp for the kids in town too. After a brief chat, they were delighted to have the extra work. ** Dave ** correct spelling of towns ** Dave ** At the previous town of Lingonberg Manitoba, we found a big information building. This one was run by one very very bored young lady. Long before you get in the doorway, she asks "can I help you with anything?!" (her eyes beg this silent "pleease?!?") Alas, we didn't come in with questions for her. We came to use the always perfect bathrooms. We almost missed a chance to eat at a nice town outside of Saskatoon. Catbert Sask. This was a very dusty stop. The parking lots are all just open, and so even going slowly raises a cloud. oops! Out of time. More soon. That's all I know. NOT.