Action packed day

Trip Start Sep 06, 2012
Trip End Mar 06, 2013

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Dinosaur Trail RV Resort

Flag of Canada  , Alberta,
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Midday temp 23C

Our day started at the pancake breakfast: all the pancakes and sausages we could eat courtesy of the Super A grocery store. Then we went over to the Community Center for the Western Art and Craft Show. There were about 25 booths set up, predominantly jewelry but there were also wooden toys, clothing, fashion accessories, Pampered Chef, and western themed home décor items. They certainly like their bling here. The bedazzler machines must have been working overtime. Then we watched the All Horse Parade. This parade included horses and more horses, some pulling wagons but most were just ridden. I doubt it included all the horses in Hanna, but there were quite a few. The highlight of today's events was the gun fight at high noon. I laughed and laughed. It was a short pantomime on Main Street and I mean on the street. It was about Black Bart and his four cronies looking for a horse thief, the town sheriff putting the bad guys in jail, a jail house break out, and the good guys killing the bad guys. There were gunshots, fist fights, explosions and fire, all with a very dialogue. Just before it ended, one of the bad guys was shooting from a rooftop near us when he was killed, and then fell two stories into a cushion near our feet. Wow! This play alone was worth stopping in Hanna. Then after this excitement, we had BBQ beef on a bun and beverage compliments of IGA. Got to love the prairie hospitality.

Then we packed up and drove to Drumheller for a two night stay. We are parked in another incredible campground, this one in the badlands. We have rabbits galore around our campsite, very tame and cute, reminiscent of White Point Beach Lodge. Greg and I went to the Royal Tyrell Museum but it closed too soon after we got there so we only did the self guided walk along the 70 million year old rock formations.  Some of the rock layers are bentonite, formed from volcanic ash and very familiar to wine makers. We’ll be back to the museum tomorrow.

After supper we could hear owls hooting near us and then just an incredible noise of geese flying and landing on the Red River behind us. Amazing.

Province driven in: Alberta
Driven today: 85 km
Driven to date: 6378 km
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Janet and Gerard on

Hi from Halifax. Looks like you are having a great time. We are enjoying your blog and the pictures. Take care,

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