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... of the Red Deer River. Seeing water, and greenery in the midst of this dry, sandy landscape was bizarre. I even saw a deer (which initially scared me and I thought was a kangaroo - slipping into my native country's mindset).
Next I participated in the Great Badlands Hike through the Nature Preserve (you can only enter here with a guide, or a permit). I found fossils!! There were heaps!! I found some tooth ...
... and then roll on the ground together when one of them was caught. As we drove further west we saw several Antelope along the road side and a small heard of 8 to 10 mule deer. The scenery is changing from flat farms to rolling hills.
We are spending the night in Brooks at a small Kiwanis campground. It is simple, semi clean and cheap. Good for a night off the road. Full hook ups WES for $24 American.
... dogs getting prepared to go out. There were heaps of dogs and about three sleds getting set up. The dogs were very interesting looking, not the cute cuddly ones you expect but they all looked hard, scruffy and like working dogs. It was a bit of an eye opener but still interesting to see. We decided not to stop at Banff as there wasn't anything really we wanted to see there so we carried on through to Brooks ...
... the accelerator.
When you enter Drumheller you enter the start of the Badlands. The valley is a unique scenic valley created by millions of years of erosion by wind and water. Drumheller boomed as a coal mining town between 1911 and 1965 with a staggering 60 million tons of coal shipped from 139 registered mines in the valley. The Leduc oil strike od 1947 was the beginning of the end of the coal boom. ...
... As we didn't like Lethbridge we headed towards Brooks early, trying to get a breakfast along the way. But Canada isn't like the US, with local restaurants all around (at least not here in Alberta) and we settled for a Canadian Formula, Tim Horton's. The fact that everything was fresh was a good selling point for me. A kind of a fast food breakfast joint. Friendly staff.
We had a little misunderstanding; Elles was ...