Central Alberta lies to the east of the Rockies and is the most densely populated area in the province but you would never know it. The area is most noted for its vast productive farmland and ranches.  The landscape varies from the foothills to the prairies with a multitude of waterways. There is always lots to do in this area.

We spent most of our time boondocking (i.e., moochdocking) at various locations in Central Alberta.  The food, drink, and conversation never ran dry.

 

We were there before harvest and during harvest, at least for some of the farms. This meant activity and more fabulous meals.

 

A perfect time of year for the garden. This meant not only lots of beautiful flowers but farm fresh veggies that were all absolutely delicious!

 

But, there was work to do.

 

There’s were lots of animals around to keep us entertained.

 

And, as usual, we listened to the howling of coyotes at night.

 

We had beautiful hiking trails to allow us to work off all the wonderful food we were enjoying.

 

We attended a few horse events, the Alberta Barrel Racing Finals in Ponoka and the Stettler Gymkhana, all to see our wonderful great niece participate and win a buckle. Congratulations Lexa!!

 

We visited Miquelon Lake Provincial Park outside of Edmonton to visit our friends who were camp hosting. A lovely campground with nice private sites on a lake. If were weren’t always busy moochdocking that this would be a great place to stay.

 

Another fun place to visit is the Rosebush Tea House in Edberg for a lovely desert and some tea along with some shopping of various items all set up in an old house.

 

We also spent a day on the Alberta Prairie Steam Train which takes you on a return journey from Stettler to Big Valley and includes a lovely roast beef dinner and a train robbery!!!

 

Besides that we had miscellaneous other excursions and fun.

 

But as the geese and the sandhill cranes started heading south and the motorhome and the car were being covered by frost we knew the time had come for us to move south also. Goodbye and farewell with fond memories!