I woke up early for the gold medal hockey game. I tried to wake up Wendy and then Mark but was essentially told to go away.
One the slugabed’s awoke, we decided to take a road trip. I told them that we were going to Waskesiu and then took Highway 11 south towards Chamberlain and then Moose Jaw.
A washroom break was needed at Chamberlain where we stopped at Bennett’s Garage. That didn’t go so well as the bathrooms weren’t clean and the Twizzlers were stale. It stopped the complaining and we were off to Moose Jaw.
We got to Moose Jaw just in time for a Tunnels of Moose Jaw tour. We took the Chicago Connections tour which had our group as bootleggers out to run Al Capone’s booze down to Chicago. The first stop was above the Java Express Cafe where were taken into a private club with a table reserved for Al Capone. As we were about to be bothered by the corrupt Chief of Police, we were taken into Al Capone’s office and then his bedroom. Things were okay until there was an Al Capone sighting and then we were brought into the tunnels underneath Moose Jaw where we met, Gus, one of Capone’s henchmen.
He showed us his gun collection, told us stories of gangsters, Moose Jaw, and Capone, showed up the stills, and finally led us on an escape from the RCMP who had shown up at the club with warrants. Along the way he harassed Mark, Wendy, and several other guests, while keeping the tour fun and moving along.
Mark loved the tour as he was identified as having potential within the Capone crime family. Oliver was a little young and was scared during part of it but in the end enjoyed it as well.
It took about 40 minutes and was worth the $40 it cost us as a family to take it.
Moose Jaw has a lot happening for it tourism wide. There is the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Casino Moose Jaw, the Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Crescent Park, and a popular Western Development Museum. Not only that but Main Street in Moose Jaw has come alive with places like Brown’s Social House. In addition to all of these things, it has some of Saskatchewan’s best architecture.
It’s worth a visit.