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Saturday, June 16, 2007
June 16, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Canmore, Alberta

The border crossing was a breeze. We were asked five questions 1) Where are you from? 2) Where are you going? 3) How long will you be in Canada? 4) Do you have any weapons? 5) Do you have any alcohol or tobacco products? We were on our way after only a moment or two. One of last night’s neighbors was not quite as lucky. At least they only had to go in and fill our paperwork and answer additional questions before they were allowed to move on.

We stopped at the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump and toured the displays. I was fascinated with this site. I remembered an old cowboy movie and a painting that showed this type of hunting and both left me wanting to know more. The artwork alone made it worth stopping.

We then pushed on through Calgary (more construction traffic) and are spending the night in Canmore, right outside of Banff. The campground is just a campground and the spaces are narrow but the views are totally amazing. Soaring mountain peaks surround us and we’re next to a sparkling little river. Four of the campers that were with us in Shelby last night are here and we spent a bit of time together until a major storm chased everyone inside. I’m typing now on battery power because the town lost power after one of the lightning strikes. I hope we get power again soon so that I can post tonight.

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laine8220-Jun-2007 19:10
Looks a bit crowded but what the heck...all part of the big adventure !!
Steve Martin20-Jun-2007 02:44
Gayle - I've just happened upon your travel blog. I'm sure you and Breland are in for some soul satisfying adventures. Might Banff N.P. be on the itinerary? Enjoy and safe travels!
Buz Kiefer18-Jun-2007 19:24
Beautiful start of the trip Gayle. Canmore and Calgary are the gateway to some of the finest scenery around. I'm very jealous.
Elaine (etfitz)18-Jun-2007 02:51
Very cool! A gorgeous view!