Fort Calgary, Canada

October 5, 2016 by  
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Oh give me a home Where the buffalo roam… (Do you remember that song?) Ever wished you had such a home? You know, if you had lived more than 200 years ago such a home would have been possible on the Canadian prairies. Then in the 1800’s European explorers arrived. The brilliant cartographer, David Thompson, […]

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

August 29, 2016 by  
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When we told a friend we were spending a week in Lethbridge her response was (and I quote!) A week! What on earth will you do there? Well, we found a lot to do! Our home for the week was at a lovely timeshare in Paradise Canyon…down in a coulee next to the Oldman River, […]

Fort Edmonton, Canada

November 9, 2015 by  
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Let’s head back in Canadian history… to the mid 1840’s. Fort Edmonton here we come. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.) We enter the park and find ourselves in a train station (a train station of the 1920’s!) A refurbished steam train takes us back… figuratively, back in time; literally, to the far end of the park. […]

Mount Robson, Canadian Rocky Mountains

February 24, 2013 by  
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Today we are off on a road trip traveling west from Jasper, Alberta  in hopes of seeing Mount Robson. I say “in hopes of” because frequently the mountain is encased in cloud. This fact is not all that surprising when one realizes that Mount Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. At 3,954 […]