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Jul 16, 2018 - Next Park

Up early breakfast then on the road. It is raining, but not to hard. I was hoping for a sunny day for the trip. We are traveling about 300 kms. Have to 'dump' the tanks and gas up before starting out. Not a great start. Misplaced my glasses so we were delayed while looking for them. Then after dumping had to return to our campsite to fill the water tank. However when I got back I realized I had almost a full tank.... On our way to another territorial park. Only saw one buffalo this time in the park. Not like the 45 or so we saw going to...

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Jul 15, 2018 - Salt Plains

Margret, George & Margaret are off to Church this morning. I am at the office using the net. Catching up on my email etc. The townspeople are putting together a book on the 50th Anniversary of a landslide. It is interesting hearing the discussions & stories. I am enjoying my interaction with these people. They just gave me a book by Francois Paulette. All though I may not agree with much in the book, it will make interesting reading! Later on we are going to the salt flats. While the salt plains was impressive, especially the panoramic...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Fort Smith

Very interesting day in Fort Smith. First off, Fort Smith wasn't named after one of my ancestors. It was named for some chap from Scotland who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company. Early this morning I went to the office to catch up on the journal. While typing away 6 or 7 of the locals arrived. Margret and I got into converstation with them. Learned a lot of the local history. Very interesting! Spent the morning there chatting. Met the Aboriginal gentleman who had met the pope, the Queen & also took William & Kate on a canoe trip, Francois...

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Jul 13, 2018 - On The Road Again

Up early to pack up. Stopped at the Esso station in town to gas up. Used our 80 ltr card. Then to the visitor centre as they had a 'dump' station there. The trip to Ft Smith went well. The road was paved all the way. We saw a herd of buffalo right by the road, maybe 40 or 50 Bison. No other animals. This was in Wood Buffalo National Park. So it seems right that we should see buffalo. Rainy day. Stopped on a turn out for lunch. Mosquitoes don't seem as bad, and no 'bulldogs'! Arrived at the camp ground in Fort Smith. The park management...

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May 30, 2008 - Through Wood Buffalo National Park

Another long day of driving, but an exciting one! We got an early start and arrived at the Alberta/Northwest Territories border a little after 8:30. The Visitor’s Centre is staffed by a genial man named Roy Fabian, who gave us lots of useful information. After celebrating our entry into the Northwest Territories (NT) and taking pictures around the Visitor’s Centre, we continued up NT Route 1 to the Twin Falls Territorial Park, where a gorgeous interpretive trail led along the banks of the Hay River to two waterfalls, Alexandra Falls and...

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