Got to the restaurant after checking out and ordered the "Hungry Man's Meal" = 3 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, 2 sausages, and potatoes. Then back on the road to Brooks. The first 30-40Km were awful, I have never felt so weak on the entire trip. I didn't have enough strenght to pedal and although I had had a good night sleep plus a good breakfast I was feeling weird.
I thought it could have been the food or the heat/humidity (or a mix of both) but I concluded it must have had something to do with the dry weather since it was extremely Hot and Dry.
As soon as I gained some altitude my mood changed and I started feeling better. I stopped to have a sandwich and started drinking more water just in case.
Good thing I had some food with me so I could stop whenever I wanted to have a snack or something to drink.
I was happy when I got back to Trans Canada Highway 1. The whole Dinosaur experience had been cool but not worthy the 300Km detour in my opinion (at least on a bicycle)
Once I got to Bassano I decided to stop for lunch so I went to one of the two restaurants in town (small town) Harry's and ordered the special which was chinese noodles, fried rice and sweet and sour ribs. Very good for a small town chinese restaurant.
3pm and 30 more kilometres to my next town, once I got to Brooks and since it was almost 5pm I didn't bother going to the tourist centre, instead I went to Tim Hortons and had some chilli and iced coffee while checking my mail and looking for a warmshowers place to stay in town and for the next day in Brooks. No warmshowers in Brooks but only in Medicine Hat so I called and made arrangements for the next day. Some locals at the Tim Hortons sitting next to me seemed friendly enough so I asked them about places to stay in town, they suggested a campground about 10km from the Timmie's and a motel.
It was a trailer/RV camp and it was about to rain all night so I decided at last minute it be miserable to be camping in the rain and packing wet gear the very next day so I tried to find a cheap motel along the way back to town. I saw a place called Ricky's and went in, at this time it was pouring and I was riding soaking wet. Asked the guy at the front how much for a room, he said $75, I turned around and he asked me if I wanted it. I said it was out of my budget and he asked me how much my budget was, I said $45 and he said OK (thanks Martin for the tip)
I got into the room and I was happy I played that poor card cause the room was a shit hole that wasn't worth more than $40/night but TV and a comfy bed again made me not think about it one more minute.
I jumped in the shower, put my wet clothes to dry on the heather and watched TV for a bit. I am a bit disappointed of myself for not being more risky about camping cheap but rain and camping don't go together
There will be plenty more opportunities to camp in the next days!