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Jul 15, 2019 - Medicine Hat

Left Calgary by 8:30 and drove to Medicine Hat. Were going to park at the casino but are no longer allowed to park there, so had to move to Walmart. Tac picked us up, so we didn't have to unhook, and took us to their place for lunch. Sharon made a delicious lunch of buns, cold meat and cheese. Was nice to see Tac and Sharon again and had a great visit. We met Tac and Sharon on a trip to Cancun in 1992. Tac took us back to the rv and Sid (a friend Alvin worked with at R. Angus in the 1970's) picked up up and we went out for supper. After...

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Jun 23, 2017 - From high ground to flat lands

We started a chilly morning ride high in the snowcapped mountains with occassional misting rain. Watching for wildlife on roadsides, we were rewarded with a cluster of beige mountain goats as we turned into a Provincial Park. They were nibbling on spring grass with a "wee one' clinging to its mother. Further down the highway, a few more stood in the center of the roadway! We stopped for a cup of hot coffee on the roadside and chatted with the locals, once again, we have met with friendly Canadians! Our travels continued with the mountains...

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May 27, 2017 - Crossing into Canada

Ran off leash in Billings. Stopped at Little big horn battlefield. No dogs on trails allowed so disappointed. Lunch on the Missouri river saw fishermen fishing for Paddlefish. Crossing border really easy guards nice. Camping on lake at Cypress Hills Park Elkwater Alberta

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May 12, 2017 - Medicine Hat

A bit of a wasted day. I’d stayed here because I’d organised for a new radio to be installed in the motorhome because there’s a CD stuck in this one & it doesn’t play MP3 anyway. But, although I’d sent a photo of the existing radio, when I got there this morning I was told the new one wouldn’t fit without a special dash kit, which they would have to order. I’m planning to go south tomorrow to Cypress Hills so it’s no big deal to come back through Medicine Hat on Monday, but I still don’t like to be mucked around. I spent some time at the...

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Canada 2017

May 11, 2017 - Dinosaur Provincial Park to Medicine Hat

This morning I drove the loop road to see the dinosaur skeletons in place where they were found & also learned why there are so many fossils here. First of all, 74 million years ago this area was on the edge of the Bearpaw Sea, a warm shallow sea which covered most of Alberta & Montana. The shores were covered with lush tropical forests which were a great habitat for the herbivores which also brought the carnivores who liked to eat the herbivores. The Bearpaw Sea receded about 72 million years ago & because of its high sedimentation rate in...

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Canada 2017

Jul 1, 2016 - Happy Canada Day

Left Moose Jaw with 12°C temperature and enjoyed a very nice drive pulling into our next stop at Medicine Hat Alberta around 12:15. The Trans Canada Hwy certainly was busier the whole way I'm guessing holiday traffic. We got setup, had a bit of lunch and got in touch with an old work acquaintance from 26 years ago. Shannon came over to our campground and we had an enjoyable visit reminiscing. Later on Sue and I went to her home and met her husband, enjoyed a great home cooked meal and did a lot more catching up. Thanks again Shannon and...

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May 27, 2016 - Alberta

We woke early, to clouds, light rain, 11C, which helped us decide to take it slow getting going. At 10:45am we started out and on the drive & past a “Chief Chinki” sign which struck me funny. We took the #201 around Calgary & a large “Nose Hill”. Sun is out & saw the World’s largest Teepee near Calgary. Now we are past the foothills & into the Prairie flatlands. There are bright yellow signs that read “Important Intersection Ahead” guess that is to keep you awake for the upcoming crossroads. The saying goes...The mountains are pretty, but...

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May 24, 2016 - On our way to "The Hat"

May 24 - Driving to Medicine Hat( the Hat) We fuelled up at Costco at Balzac, and on the road by 09:00 and enjoyed the sunshine and clear blue skies, with out wind. Just south of there we took the 201 bypass, what a time saver no traffic. Medicine Hat typically enjoys 2544 hours of sun a year. From 1971 to 1990, the hamlet averaged 2567 hours of sunshine a year, accounting for 55 percent of its daylight period. It was a beautiful drive to Gleichen and then the road flattened out. It surprised me to see so many large irrigation systems in...

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Nov 16, 2015 - Switch from train to bus

11/16 (Night of 15th to 16th) I tried sleeping on the floor where Bon had slept the first night but I'm just too big. Then I crawled up into the luggage shelf at the end of the car where I had more room but now wearing my down coat instead of using it as a pillow got a stiff neck...needless to say not much more sleep. Finally, went to the dining car to see if I could get some tea and very nice fellow told me not for 2 more hours - it was only 4:30am. I did get an hour or so sleep on one of the cushion bench seats in the diner car though,...

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Oct 8, 2015 - Alberta bound

Ontario seemed to go on forever...long long days where you felt like you got nowhere. We got out of Thunder Bay early, had a pretty pleasant morning. Blue skies, quiet highway.... But got busier as we got closer to Kenora. The DEF for the engine needed to be filled again, it gives us about 800 km warning. If we don't fill it and it runs out...truck shuts down. Of course Kenora gas station didn't have it....so we carried on. It was a real thrill once we got to Manitoba and the divided highway again. I got very tired of driving on ontarios...

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May 24, 2015 - Border Crossing

Let me first apologize for misjudging the wrecker service guy. He was a great guy, and knew what he was doing. He arrived within 15 min of calling and got it all taken care of. We are ready to roll Sunday morning. As we make the turn toward Canada the, the A N T I C I P A T I O N is growing. What can we expect? Are we prepared? One of the things you cannot carry across the border are potatoes. Well, I had 2 sweet potatoes and 1 baking potato that i forgot to get rid of, so somewhere between the US and Canadian border there might something...

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Apr 19, 2015 - Canadian Badlands

Last night we had a deep frost, good thing we were ready and had prepared the RV for the cold by unhooking the water lines, keeping heat on the fridge icemaker and heating the basement tanks and plumbing. The weather out here is crisp and clear. Lethbridge is home of a 1907 trestle bridge which is the largest of it's kind in the world. Today it is part of CP Railways network, but before the steel bridge was erected, it was a wooden structure... what an awesome piece of work, spanning over 1.6 km of gorge. Driving through the Canadian...

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