Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rainy, dreary day

Thursday, June 16 If I can get this one to post, it goes before Kananaskis Country

We were up at 6 this morning. Turned on the local news, and were dismayed to see the stories about the rioting and looting in Vancouver. Those were NOT hockey fans, but thugs. What a shame for that lovely city.

The sun was shining brightly, but we knew from the news that we'd be driving into lots of rain. We hit the first showers at Claresholm, and it got steadily worse as we continued northward.

By the time we got to the outskirts of Calgary it was raining pretty steadily, and Don's mood was not improved at all by having to drive in traffic. He hates traffic of any kind. There's no low-traffic bypass around Calgary--you have to go into town to get to the 1 West.

Then next, we got out of Calgary, but were heading right into the wind. He couldn't get the truck up over 45 mph.

We finally made it to our exit for Bow Valley Provincial Park, and as we drove towards the main office where you register, I asked him, "do you want me to see if we can 'upgrade' to a site with hookups?" We'd been doing pretty well money-wise, so we agreed to give it a try. Lucky us--there was a cancellation! The campground's booked solid for the weekend, but someone had just cancelled that morning, so we are now in a hookup site just yards from the Bow River.

It was still raining as we set up, but knowing we we going to be able to use our little electric heater made it all right. We finished setting up, and headed for Canmore to get Don an Alberta fishing license and to go to the store for some groceries. With those chores out of the way we did a little exploring, and discovered several lakes and ponds he could fish. He dropped me and the groceries back off at the trailer and went off to do a little fishing in the drizzle.

This is the view from the campground.

A couple of miles from the campground, but still in the park, is Middle Lake. It's too shallow to have any fish.

Dinner was Texas Goulash (macaroni, ground beef, onions, canned tomatoes, cheese), and we watched a little of the CBC station that we can pick up with the antenna. The biggest story here is the destructive rioting in Vancouver.

We're both pretty tired, so we're going to go read and go to bed early. Good night!

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1 comment:

Merikay said...

Do you eat any of the fish he catches, or is it all catch and release?