Ginny's Adventures 2018 travel blog

last canola field

first view of the Rockies

taking advantage of the rocks!

rest area just west of Calgary

going between mountain peaks

campsite view 1

campsite view 2

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from a roadside stop


I traveled through the badlands of Saskatchewan and Alberta then started seeing farms again, west of Medicine Hat. And there was a mandatory road stop at a weigh station for aquatic vehicles! A first for me, but great idea! Alberta and British Columbia don't have the problem with quag mussels and plants yet and the government has a way of enforcing these checks. If I didn't stop, it could have cost me $350 in fines! I now have a piece of paper saying I am allowed to kayak in Alberta.

Calgary is a big city and Route 1 goes right through it, so when I saw a sign for a bypass that will still take me to Banff, I took it. Pleasant ride around the city where it immediately came to the Rockies. Uphill climbs were gentle because there is a great valley and gentoe slop all around these giant peaks!

My campsite this time is a half circle which is too small for a pull-through. The picnic table is on the side that made me drive into the site instead of backing into it! There are no services, I put too much water into the tank by mistake, and I can only run the generator from 9-10:30 AM and 5-7 PM! No toast or english muffins for the next few days! I have packaged crumb cakes and cereal - no problem! I even made spaghetti for tonight! I can't keep the grill outside - bear country!

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