North Portal is in South East Saskatchewan and is over 8 hours from the Alberta Saskatchewan boundry.
We decided to overnight at a commercial campground/trailer park in Medicine Hat, Alberta so that we would arrive in Calgary around noon on Sunday, June 3.
I should have taken some pictures but, after I connected the water and electric all I wanted to do was rest and have a sip of vermouth.
Commercial campgrounds have two basic varieties of campsites; long term and short. The RVs that are established in the long term spots are also of two classes, rich retired couples probably visiting relatives and poor transient labouring families working like cowboys out of pickup trucks as rural proletariat.
Some campsites are small compounds of hard walled and tent trailers and campers used as bedrooms and kitchens that probably will never go down the road again. It's difficult to imagine how people manage and how they wound up renting a bit of space, power, and water. I wondered how the children ranging from babies in strollers to teenagers doing their toiletry at the communal washrooms manage to get an education. What is life like for those people? What a terrible struggle it must be starting off with so little.