I've found one of the hardest things to do is come up with a dayride idea for Manitoba where you aren't going to run around grid roads and farmers fields for 12 hours. It took a few weeks of putting our heads together, but Germanpickle (with his new to him KLR) and I finally came to agreement. We declined an invite to the ICEMAKER trip (backroader), and decided to hit up the Pembina Valley and see what there is to see. We came up with a route, but basically agreed that we'd following interesting roads and see where they lead. It was supposed to be a nice weekend, but I awoke to about 4C temps. Much colder than expected, so I went deep into the closet to gather a few more layers. Our meeting point was just outside the city. I was early, and grabbed a hot coffee while I waited for GP. He pulled in shortly after. Little did we know that coffee was almost the best food we'd have all day. We saw one of those fancy 4x4 motorhomes drive by. I was able to snap a quick pic. (there's a flatbed in front of the motorhome) Not wanting them to have the only adventure that day, we turned up our Zune's and headed out on the highway for the hour of slab to the valley.