POTTSLUCK: NORTHERN EXPOSURE travel blog


Drove to Banff, Alberta today. Until we reached the Calgary area, the terrain was flat rangeland with lots of cattle and horses. We even saw some real cowboys driving cattle into an underpass that went under the road. Generally, we have seen cattle being driven with pick-up trucks or ATV's though. Drove around Calgary although by this time, the clouds had cleared and we could see the city skyline. The terrain changed to rolling hills with more horsefarms. As we got closer to the mountains, obviously, the road became more winding and hilly. We reached the TransCanada Highway (Rt. 1) which took us into Banff National Park. Stayed in the park at Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court - RV's only, no tents. The sites were generally big enough for us and there were hookups. Next time, we will stay on the side of the park with just electric as the views of the Canadian Rockies was nicer.

Had lunch in Banff - really looks different in the summer than it did when Bill and I skied here. Lots of shopping with high end stores and local craft shops. Believe it or not, I have not been in a shopping mood much to Bob's delight so we drove back up the mountain and took a hike down the Hoodoo's trail. Hoodoos are columns of eroded limestone that resemble the turrets you would make on sand castles at the beach. We climbed down pretty close but the trail was really steep and slippery.

There were deer grazing in the campground. Later in the day, we went back to town, did some food shopping (since I got rid of the fruits and vegetables prior to crossing the border), stocked up on Absolut Citron and Stoli.



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