When we arrived here, they had given us a 18.9 litre (5 gallon) jug of what we thought was "Culligan" brand purified drinking water. The jug itself said Culligan on it, so we asked one of the ladies where the Culligan store was in Prince Albert. Last time we did groceries, we couldn't find it although we hadn't written the address in advance. Instead, we stopped by the little corner store and gas station that has a self serve purified water dispenser, but that cost $3.25 to fill up. Apparently you could buy a card at Culligan that you prepay and it lowers the cost. Besides which, we figured out that the one jug doesn't last us a full week so we were going to have to spend $10 on another jug.
So yesterday we headed into the city of Prince Albert to do groceries. First stop was the Culligan store. For whatever reason, their office was temporarily closed and you couldn't buy the prepaid card. But the fillup station was open, and so we walked up with empty jug in hand and asked how much to fill it up.
The guy says "$5.00, but we're not supposed to fill containers that don't have our cap on them.".
"Huh"? I am understandably confused.
The guy goes on to say that the last time our jug was filled it wasn't done at a Culligan store so they aren't supposed to refill your jug. I guess it's somehow contaminated for good! Too funny. He then says to take the cap off and put it in my pocket and he'll forget he ever saw it.
Sorry buddy, not paying $5.00 for a jug of drinking water!
We went to Giant Tiger (a Canadian discount chain) where we used their self serve station and filled the jug for $1.97. We also bought a new jug for $10, which included the first fill up.
Another beautiful blue sky day here in Saskatchewan!
It will be busy here in the summer!
One of our seasonals all set up for the summer. Nice campsite!
Looking east from the furthest western part of the lake. You can finally start to see some green on the deciduous trees! The leaves will be full out within the next few days. What a difference that will make!
Sites 14 and 13 ready for campers. These were two of the sites that were heavily damaged during the spring runoff. Wish I had "before" pics you could compare them to, but that was when we were without our camera.
Sturgeon Lake nearing dusk.