Cope's Trek travel blog

Leaving Grand Prairie

Divided Highway towards Edmonton

Campers on the Smokey River

Campers on the Smokey River 2

Welcome to Fox Creek

Fox Creek Airport Sign

What kind of load do you encounter on the highway?

Moose ahead sign

Provincial Park Sign

Farmland vista

Eddi's other Helper

Scenery

A Wide Load?

Wide Load at the Rest Area

Rest Area Sign

Approaching the Rochfort Bridge Trestle

The C.N.R. Rochfort Bridge Trestle

The Sangudo Grain Elevator Sundial

Sangudo Grain Elevator Sundial

Glowing Embers RV Park Sign

Unknown birds in the RV park


Temperature this morning was a brisk 36 degrees F(2 degrees C). A nice bright sunny day. We are driving back to Edmonton to stay at the Glowing Embers Campground again tonight and tomorrow. We passed by or through towns such as: Bezanson, Debolt, Crooked Creek, Sturgeon Heights, Calais, Valleyview, Fox Creek, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe among others. We are in mostly farmland. Cattle and horse ranches and Canola, flax and wheat farms. We encountered some interesting trucks and vehicles on the road. Was surprised to see a tractor sitting crosswise on a trailer. On the Edmonton side of Mayerthorpe, we went under the Canadian National Railroad Rochfort Bridge Trestle. The trestle is the second longest wooden railway trestle in the world, is 2414 feet long and was built in 1914. The Sangudo sundial is a 21 ft elevator with sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock boulders from this region to help mark the positions of the sun. As you can see from the photo, Cinder was attempting to help Eddi drive, but was not communicating very well.



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