Those are some BAD LANDS.
Trip Start Aug 03, 2002
27Trip End Aug 29, 2002
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We passed by the giant teepee, so Mario stopped for me to take pictures inside. It is really big. Then we continued to the BADLANDS, where Mario's mom had told we HAD to go. So we did. It's a little freaky, actually. This is where paleontologists have dug up a lot of the fossils found in Alberta. So there are a lot of layers of rock in the ground. It makes for really cool erosion patterns, and as you drive down the REALLY STEEP slope into the Badlands, you'll see what I mean. It's like you are taking your car into the earth.
The surrounding cliffs are beautiful with all their different layers, and, of course, the town of Drumheller, in the Badlands, has fully embraced their association with the dinosaurs. There are little fiberglass dinos on every street corner. Metal versions grace all the lamp posts in town. And the Information centre? The World's Largest T-Rex.
We bypass the cheesy stuff and pay a visit to the Royal Tyrell Museum, to see the REAL dinosaurs. We also took a drive out to some hoodoos, rock formation created by the erosion of the rock layers at different speeds, because of the different composition of the rocks. I like hoodoos. They are always surprise.
We finish the day touring Calgary in search of a campground, but they all have a cowboy theme. Oh well.