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Jul 16, 2015 - Day 2 Helena to Coutts to Longview near Black Diamond

On the road again(is that a song). Customs stop was a breeze at Coutts. Elaine N. Was told to shut her camera off as she was documenting Hank submitting passports. Whoops! Panoramic views of flat cattle and crop land in all directions leading to the border, very windy, rainstorms, rainbows and scads of wind farms. Back to the Rockies on the Cowboy trail viewing continuous herds of cattle on summer pasture. Staying in Longview,AB, population 339 just south of Black Diamond.

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Jun 13, 2010 - Now the fun starts in the scenic Banff and Jasper National Parks

A lazy morning as we were both very tired so we are a little later getting back on to highway 22 heading around the West side of Calgary. At mid day we enter Banff National Park paying the entry fee of almost $37 CAN to spend two days in the park. This makes us realize what a bargain the Yellowstone fee of about $25 for 7 days really is. And the $37 is with a senior discount and does not include any camping fees. We drive only as far as Lake Louise and stop for a few necessities at a local minimart type store and then to a liquor store for...

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Jun 4, 2009 - We Head Into Banff National Park From Black Diamond, AB

Thursday, June 4th we woke up early to a nice morning in Black Diamond, AB. Arlyce’s back is really hurting this morning and so she took a really long hot shower to ease the pain. We dodn’t have hookups here for water and sewer but will dump and fill before leaving the campground. Cereal for breakfast for us and Pookie had a bowl of rice and chicken. Today we head into Banff National Park, one of Canada’s oldest parks. We stop to fill the gas tank at our interchange to the TransCanadian Highway 1. Gas is expensive but it will get worse the...

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Sep 4, 2007 - A Glimpse of the Rockies

We decided to have a day into the Rocky Mountains (mainly to keep Heather quiet!). We drove the Highwood Pass which is the highest drivable mountain pass in Canada at over 7,500 feet. The pass goes through the Kananaskis Country which spans more than 2485 square miles of breathtaking mountain scenery. The pass is only open from mid-June to 1 December each year. Nature is amazing. The scenery was spectacular and we also saw see some of the local wildlife such as the Rocky Mountain sheep and several Pika's or Rock Rabbits. A real taste of...

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