Thursday, June 2, 2011

Out and About

Drumheller is a little town in Alberta with lots of spare railway lines because a couple of years ago it was closed by the CPR or CNR. It seems strange to have all the equipment still
there like crossing lights and it never gets used.
We were taken in a small twelve seater bus to see a miniature version of the Grand Canyon, some buffaloes ( their meat is worth more than beef ),a suspension bridge over the swollen, muddy Red Deer river, which was used in the old days by the coal miners, now just for tourists to wobble on; and to an impressive 3000 seat outdoor stadium used for passion plays about ten times a year.( Shades of Oberammergau )After lunch we visited the awe-inspiring Royal Tyrrell Museum displaying massive dinosaur skeletons. They are still collecting them. The latest is from of all places Fort MacMurray oil sands,where a rare dinosaur was just discovered.The museum website is worth checking out...
Today we are studying Karen Blixen.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

what a wonderful inspiring and adventuresome week you are having. We here are only gardening and I slipped and fell (almost on the very spot of three years ago) and now my left shoulder is on hold.
Take good care of each other and when you get home, we want to see all your wonderful pictures.

Michael and Hanne said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you will be better soon. Love Hanne and Michael.