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... with them before we take off on our travels again.
Friday: We headed off on on highway 2 from Calgary to the US border. The Deerfoot trail took us along the rolling plains with some pretty amazing vistas of the snow covered Rockies on the horizon. We stopped at a UNESCO World Heritage site called The Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump. The Blackfoot Nation and Canadian Government have established a wonderful 6 floor museum explaining ...
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Driving the Going-to-the-Sun
- kept eyes on the road the entire time
- the van at the lead never topped 25 mph, I was bored
- that bump was an in-road grate over water
- hanging from my mirror is a pirate eye patch and ghost beads to ward off evil spirits
- yes, I was VERY excited ...
... shadows were, at first glance, bears. Then I drove the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
My objective was so simply drive it: one of the most popular mountain drives in the world. No stopping, no photos, just me and the road and the views. Early on, I had to zigzag through a cluster of autos haphazardly pulled over to view moose in the creek that runs alongside the road. A big bull moose with antlers ...
... as it had snowed 2 days before, although the sun was out now. The snow capped mountains looked fantastic against the crystal blue lake. The Going to the Sun road was closed at Logan's Pass for a few days but the sunshine melted the snow enough For the road to open 2 days later. We went all out and booked onto the red bus tour so we could enjoy the views in the open top 1930s small coach. So much fun. the views were fantastic.
... brought joy to us immediately as we saw the ~3 year old boy of the family, dart out towards the road and get grabbed at the very last second by the mom, who acted like this was a normal thing. Then guess what they did? They changed another diaper right out there in the middle of the shuttle waiting area. Oh my.... I must have left my patience in the RV. Rob just shook his head. On the bus headed to Logan Pass, we ran into the kids, who ...