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Sep 17, 2014 - Day 39 - Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

After lunch, Rick and Judy took us to their cabin at Lee Lake, just 15-20 minutes from their home. On the way we stopped in Hillcrest, one of the other former coal mining towns in the pass, and the site of the worst mining disaster in Canadian history. On June 19th, 1914, there was a massive explosion in the mine and 189 men were killed. While not all of the bodies were recovered, 143 are buried in the Hillcrest cemetery. This year marked the 100th anniversary of the disaster. What a terrible loss in a small community. One poor woman lost...

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Sep 16, 2014 - Day 38 - Waterton to the Crowsnest Pass

When we left Waterton, we stopped at a large bison enclosure at the north end of the park, where we got to see a small herd roaming relatively freely. After lunch at a bakery cafe in Pincher Creek, we stopped at the site of the Frank landslide. At 4:10AM on the morning of April 29, 1903, an enormous section of Turtle Mountain (about 90 million tons of rock) broke away and tumbled down the mountain side burying half the mining town of Frank and a huge area of the valley of the Crowsnest Creek. Many residents were killed and homes and...

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Jul 24, 2013 - PASSED OUT

PASSED OUT ... you know, I've never been really proud of telling people I passed out ... (by the way, it's only happened when I was in college 50 years ago) ... but today, I PASSED OUT!!!! That is ... in 612 kilometers on the odo in the past two days, we have gone over 5 mountain passes. Check it out on whatever map website you go to ... Osoyoos BC to Crowsnest Pass AL on Hwy 3. I am PASSED OUT ... four of the five passes were serious passes ... not sure the height of each of them ... but I'm not sure the F350 has ever worked so hard in a...

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Oct 3, 2012 - Trans-Canada Highway—“Driving Across Canada”

Before leaving on this trip, we planned to take the Trans-Canada Highway(s) on our way back home. We did that after re-considering the plan. On this trip, we found that once we crossed into Canada back in August our smart-phones no longer had data-roaming. We’re currently with T-Mobile, and it doesn’t provide international service for the likes of us. Phone calls and text messages were “covered” under our plan, but not anything that smacked of internet access. My phone is set-up to create a Wifi hot-spot. With that we could get onto the...

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Aug 6, 2012 - O Canada

We went to a neat gift shop near our RV park in MT. They had all kinds of stuffed animals and also stuffed dummies. LOL. You can see Larry has found a friend, a silent one, but a friend. I thought the coyote was unusual holding a squirrel in his mouth. We also found more ospreys nests. There was one that had a young bird that was quite large sitting in the nest and peeking over the side. He was responding to Larry who was whistling to him. The bird was very loud. I kept looking for the parent to come swooping down on us, but they did not....

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