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May 5, 2017 - Waterton to Fort Macleod

Today I visited 2 World Heritage Sites in one day. Not bad when there are only 15 in total in Canada. My 2nd site, just 100 km north of Waterton has the wonderful name of “Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump”. Isn’t that a great name? Apparently the name came from a Blackfoot Indian brave who got a bit too close to the action but I’m sure there were a few buffalo who got their heads smashed in here also. Long before the Indians had horses & guns, they had to hunt the buffalo on foot. With a combination of bravery, extraordinary understanding of...

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Jun 30, 2015 - Fort MacLeod, AB - Daisy Mae Campground

It was an uneventful 184 miles from Columbia Falls, MT to Fort MacLeod, AB. We took US 2 first south and then east around Glacier NP to Browning then took Duck Lake Road north and west to US 89 which turned into hwy 2 in Alberta. We will stay on 2 all the way to Calgary when we leave here tomorrow. We are staying at the Daisy Mae Campground and have a 50 amp back-in with full hookups and a clear view to the satellite. We have good WiFi but have to use picnic tables a little closer to the office to receive it well. It's not the highest rated...

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May 26, 2015 - Wyoming, Montana, South Alberta

We are new to this blog, so we hope it all works Okay.... Saturday, May 23, 2015 Hey all you soggy people in Colorado! We are Alaska bound! We honked the horn as we left our driveway to alert the neighbors. Dave and Pam ran out, bidding us “bon voyage.” Up I-25 we went in our coach to Sheridan in northern Wyoming. Normally Wyoming is brown, but with all the rain, it was a nice green – actually a pretty drive! We had some thunderstorms and hail to wash bugs off the windshield. And, guess what happened in Sheridan? It rained. Our first stop...

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Jun 12, 2013 - Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

June 12 Traveling to Canada. Ed is excited and I am too. On our way again after our little four day delay at Lewistown. Good trip to the Canadian border, and about six hours to our destination for the day, Fort MacLeod. Smooth as a baby's butt passage at the border. They only asked for our Passports and a couple questions and bye-bye...Ed hasn't gotten over that quick passage yet. LOL. Prior night he counted Rx bottles, talked about dog food, produce, etc. etc. In anticipation for the big search at the border and then they didn't search us...

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May 25, 2013 - Hello Canada!

Later . . . We ran into town for a few things, returned to the campground, said goodbye to Blair and Irene, hooked up the old conestoga and headed north. The northern part of the Great Plains is mostly grass – several different varieties. There is still a fair amount of farming here but there are also many cattle ranches. It is rolling, wide-open terrain between Great Falls and the border. We topped off with fuel around Shelby and landed at the border a short while later. There was an out-going inspection by US Customs. They used a dog so...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Day 31

Today we did our sightseeing in Fort Macleod, AB. We first went to lunch in Fort Macleod and then to Old Fort Macleod to see the museum and the Musical Ride performance at 2 pm (MDT). We had almost an hour and a half before the Ride and took advantage of the time to view the various museum exhibits. The Ride was excellent, even though they had one horse that acted up part way through the performance. All the riders are women students and there are 4 performances per day. They take care of the horses and their uniforms. The uniforms are...

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Jul 29, 2012 - Day 30

As we left Medicine Hat this morning, we again drove past the World's Largest Tepee. We then turned onto Alberta Rt 3 to head to Fort Macleod, AB. We had stopped in Fort Macleod two years ago to see the Musical Ride at the old Fort, but the parade ground was too wet. Hopefully we will be able to see the show this year. We were on AB 3 all the way to Fort Macleod and passed through town like: Seven Persons, Bow Island, Grassy Lake, Purple Springs, Taber, Coaldale, Lethbridge, and Monarch before reaching our campground, Daisy May RV park in...

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Jul 8, 2012 - Great Falls, MT to Granum, AB

We decided it was time to head toward Calgary for the Stampede, so we crossed the border into Canada on 7/8 heading north. Along the way, still in Montana, we saw 2 horses and a foal running South on I-15 in the North bound lane. I called 911 and 5 minutes later we saw a Montana trooper zooming that way. We stopped at Lethbride, AB for some skinny on the Calgary Stampede, Banff and the Columbia Ice Fields, hit the Walmart for groceries and exchanged some money. The exchange rate is slightly better than 1 to 1, much better than last year. We...

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Jun 3, 2012 - Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

We left Glacier National Park and traveled east on route 2 then north on route 89 to the Canadian Border. At a Border Crossing at Piegan, Alberta. Everything went pretty smooth, we had figured on it taking up to one hour to get through customs. It takes longer when you have a gun to declare at the border. They had me go inside and checked my paper work. It was all in order, so then the Custom Agent went outside to the camper to check the gun. After he checked the serial number he was satisfied. He asked me if I always carry a gun with me? I...

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May 24, 2012 - Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo-Jump

Although the weather couldn’t be much worse - cold, rain lots of wind, we had to be grateful for the fact that it hasn’t snowed - so far. Locals tells us that the temperatures were in the 90’s a week ago. It’s hard to believe. Perhaps this was a factor in the easy border crossing. Agents wanted to stay inside their warm booths and didn’t want to bother coming outside to look us over We read blogs that described thorough rig searches that involved opening every drawer and closet. A brief passport check and we were officially in Canada. The...

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May 17, 2012 - Across the Border

We started the day in Great Falls. Are you really interested in when we get started each day? Well, I’ve got it noted so I’ll tell anyway. Today – 9 a.m. Headed to the, come on name the river, right, the Missouri for viewing the falls and dam, before heading into the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, yep you guessed it, on the Missouri River! Again, a very well done, informative site and we enjoyed it immensely. Park Service guide Maryellen presented a talk on how the Indian used the entire bison. Of course, the bones used for utensils...

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Jul 23, 2011 - Fort MacLeod, Alberta

We left Edmonton around 9:30, after spending the night in the Walmart parking lot along with about 20 other RV’s. Although we don’t stay at Walmart often, if we just have an overnight stop in an area that doesn’t have much in the way of campgrounds, we do occasionally use their facilities…and of course, we always make sure we go in the store and stock up as our way of thanking them. We were shocked to see the sun out, as we’ve had rain every day since we got up into the Edmonton/Jasper area. We headed south on Hwy 2 and made a stop for...

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