Brandon sits on the banks of the Assiniboine River, and is known as “Wheat City”.
From the journal: “Woke up to the sunshine and no clouds. What a difference from yesterday. Gas is pretty cheap – $1.03-$1.11. Bought some luncheon meat and headed on the road from Brandon. A short trip today. It’s a bit windy but not like yesterday. It’s so flat. Farm after farm. There’s corn for sale on the side of the road. A lot of hay has been bundled. Got to the Brandon Walmart. Was still quite nice. Went for a short walk to EB Games. Finished the Star Trek metal art puzzle. Went for dinner at Montana’s. A much better experience than the last Montana’s. Started to sprinkle. Then it started to rain. Stopped by the time we went to bed. Beautiful sunset despite the clouds.”