Fri. Jul. 15, 2011: Calgary (2:50am)
Still late, but we’re getting better.
A-OK day. The Rodeo. Walk around the Stampede. We couldn’t find the deep-fried Mars bars and butter, but Jer got a cowboy hat, so we still call it a successful outing.
The car: thank goodness, it was just dirt in the wheels. Midas cleaned it and said “Have a nice trip! No ...
Thurs. Jul. 14, 2011: Medicine Hat, AB ~ Badlands ~ Calgary, AB (3:10am local time)
And here we are again: in a new city, after 3am and I’m trying to keep eyes open, while Jer finishes work (hopefully for good during this trip).
Calgary Stampede Rodeo tomorrow – as long as we can fix the truck’s mysterious signal clicking and squeaking. (Grrr). Th...
Leaving Calgary (again)
National Transmission called us this morning to let us know that Ron Burgundy, our burgundy coloured van (named by our couch host), was ready to be picked up. With a new gear and replaced bearings we could travel a little more safely.
Once again we left Calgary and headed to Banff National Park. Our first preference of campsites, at Lake Louise, was...
Sightseeing and baseball
We borrowed Pam and Colin's bikes for the day, and took a nice leasurely ride along the river that goes through the centre of Calgary. It was a beautiful warm, sunny day. This river is amazingly fast flowing, but very shallow, and we're told it freezes over completely in the winter- but today it was hard to imagine it.
Getting directions from a stran...