Monthly Archives: August 2017

Holy Cow! Finally, Finally, Finally!!! ~ Jasper National Park

August 14 ~ Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada Today our outing was to explore Jasper National Park. Up and out at a reasonable time, we headed north in Jethro, leaving Ellie Mae resting at our campground near Lake Louise. There … Continue reading

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Banff National Park ~ Johnston Canyon Hike, Peyto Lake, Bridal Veil Falls

August 13th ~ Banff National Park When we were staying in the campground right next to the town of Banff, I had wanted to do the Johnston Canyon Hike, but just could not get my patootie out the door. But … Continue reading

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Yoho National Park ~ Natural Bridge, Emerald and Moraine Lakes

August 12th ~ Yoho National Park, Alberta, Canada Yoho National Park is right next door to Banff National Park, so a day trip was in order to check out a few of the highlights in Yoho. “The name Yoho comes … Continue reading

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City of Banff and Lake Louise

Aug 7th – 11th ~ Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada RED CHAIR PROGRAM Canada has strategically placed red chairs throughout their national parks. Tim spotted these two near our campground in Banff just in time to sit and enjoy a … Continue reading

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada ~ Peace Bridge and Heritage Park

August 5th and 6th ~ Calgary, Canada We took our time driving to Calgary after a long day of dinosaur hunting and a late night at Wal-Mart. The drive was beautiful and we soaked up the scenery. 

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Alberta, Canada ~ Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

August 4th ~ Drumheller, Alberta We decided to tell about our day hunting dinosaurs in two parts – where they are found, and where they are on display. In case you missed the first part of the story, you can … Continue reading

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Alberta, Canada ~ Dinosaur Provincial Park

August 3 & 4th ~Dinosaur Provincial Park, Near Brooks, Alberta, Canada The dinosaur story is best told in two parts – where they have been found (Dinosaur Provincial Park), and where they are displayed (Royal Tyrrell Museum). The two places … Continue reading

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Fort Macleod ~ North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Center

August 3rd ~ Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada Fort Macleod is one of those rough and tumble kind of towns where you want to drive slowly down one street after another just to admire the old architecture and get the flavor … Continue reading

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

August 2nd ~ Near Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada EDITORS NOTE: The contents of this post are rather graphic as native buffalo hunting methods are described. I am not attempting to justify or condone the ancient ways, but to simply report what … Continue reading

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Remington Carriage Museum ~ Have you ever had a museum all to yourself?

August 1st ~ Cardston, Alberta, Canada Remington Carriage Museum Finding the largest collection of horse-drawn carriages in North America in the tiny town of Cardston (Alberta, Canada), with a population of just over 3500, is not what one might expect. 

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