We headed off later in the morning stopping to check on cattle then off to Manyberries via Regina, Swift Current and Medicine Hat. The Trans Canada is not as interesting as the Red Coat Trial and far too busy to stop and take random pictures. So what did we leave behind . Have a look below.
|A poor maple with chunks of bark missing from Davie grabbing it when hunting squirrels|
|A large hole and ditch from trying to bury a Jolly Ball or just having fun|
|Burdock, not sad to see the end of this monster.|
It is sad to see the demise of the old elevators but progress always comes at a price. I didn't have a chance to take a picture of some of the huge inland terminals that have replaced these old wooden guys. The Bender elevator is special as it is one of the few left standing and belongs to my parents. My grandfather and uncle also worked as agents at this elevator, so there are many familiar ghosts.
|The Bender Elevator|
|This is what has replaced the old elevators|
|Manyberries old station|
|You can't fool me, he's a dummy|
We drove from Drumheller to Rocky Mountain House and spent the night there in the Best Western. Great hotel for dogs, the back door opens up into a huge field so we had lots of room to run off some of the excess energy from driving all day. Then crash between the beds.
It is a beautiful drive from RMH to the park, great road little traffic. I do appreciate the great roads in Alberta, even some of the less travelled are wonderful. I made a point of staying off the main roads as much as possible just to see different sights.
|It's really snow!!!|
It was a great trip and it was amazing what it did for Davie's self confidence. He came home a more settled and confident dog. But I think the best part of the trip was being able to meet Amanda and personally thank her for letting Davie come into our lives. Thank you Amanda!!