A beautiful day today, sunny and 25 Celsius but feels hotter. We are on our way to Grasslands National Park. It took us about 6 hours but we arrived at the Grasslands Visitor Centre and booked two nights @ Frenchmans River Valley, site 17. The drive to the campground took about 30-40 minutes on a gravel road with lots of Texas Gates. Only about 20 sites with hydro and a bunch of tent sites across from us in a field. This area is very flat and lots of prairie dogs.
Well back to Alberta and into the city of Grand Prairie. Thursday 24 August and we drove straight to Grand Prairie Rotary RV Park but this time we had site 32. The park is clean, quiet and the lady who runs it is a real sweetheart. We had a different site this time but same area.
We drove straight to Liard River Provincial park. We wanted to stay here on our way to Alaska but it was booked solid. We were able to choose our site, any that were empty were up for grabs. We chose Site 32 for $26 a night. No services. this is a well maintained park and very quiet. On the way here, we saw so many buffalo, singles and then a whole herd. Lots of babies and some are smaller and lighter coloured and some are bigger and darker but all still feeding off their moms.
Thursday, 10 August – We drove to Centennial Park just outside of Anchorage. We were wondering where to stay as some of the campgrounds did not have good reviews and actually neither did this one. But this turned out to be a great park and we saw this bear in the campground ! So win-win for me. Great park, great wildlife.
We left Grand Prairie and in less than an hour came across the town of Beaverlodge. It is located on Highway 43, 43 km (27 mi) west of Grande Prairie and 48 km (30 mi) east of the British Columbia border. They have a HUGE beaver statue here, so funny. Of course we had to get photos !
We left Glacier National Park about 10 in the morning and left for the border to enter Alberta. There were two ways to go, so we took the longer route so we could stop at the Duty Free shop – WHICH THEY DIDN’T HAVE – just a gate and a guy. He let us through with no problems and laughed at me when I said Where’s the Duty Free? Continue reading “Alberta – 10 – 22 July – Summer 2017”
Well it’s Tuesday 27 June and we are on our way to Billings, Montana. Wide open spaces and rolling hills and you can spot mountains in the distance. Not too many trees, not yet anyways. We arrived at the Little Big Horn and the battle that happened there is commonly referred to as Custer’s Last Stand and it’s where the US forces were defeated. This battle was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle took place on June 25–26, 1876, along the Little Bighorn River in the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana. Continue reading “Montana – 27 June – 10 July – Summer 2017”