Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Slim Whitman - - - - - Blue Canadian Rockies


Just a few pictures of our area.  Due to late snowfall, and lots of snow in the hills,  Okanagan Lake levels have risen and we have flooding near the lake.  Luckily for me, I live on Higher Ground!

Where the benches are, in this picture, are one of our favorite picnic Areas!   It is the same park where there is free entertainment every Wednesday evening!

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Back to the good news.   We took a few days out to go on a road trip!  We spent three nights in Calgary,  We went to museums and saw the sights.  We went out for a nice dinner, as well.  Then we travelled to Drumheller to the Tyrell Museum.  It is an area where they found a lot of Dinosaur bones.  There are exhibits about Dinosaurs and their history.  They also show how they are found and brought to the museum.  It was very interesting.  We then drove to Stettler Alberta, stayed overnight and went riding on their Steam Train.  The scenery is not as nice as our train ride here in Summerland, but at the end of the ride we had a nice lunch and a small town with a lot of history and museums.  We then took the train back to Stettler.  We drove on to Red Deer where we stayed overnight  The following day, we headed for home.  We drove from Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House to Golden, BC when we again stayed over night.  We arrived home about 1:00 pm this afternoon!  It was a nice break.   Image result for images of the train at Stettler Train at Stettler Alberta

 Image result for images of downtown Calgary AlbertaDDown town Calgary Alberta

Scenery on the way, to and from Alberta:   Image result for images of the Rocky Mountains between BC and Alberta
Very beautiful scenery!