Category : Activities

Written on Nov, 09, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment

It was our anniversary therefore it was time for a trip to Sedona to spoil ourselves with a cabin in the woods and a four course dinner. Orchard Canyon at Oak Creek provided exactly that.   Orchard Canyon at Oak Creek is a lovely, romantic lodge nestled in Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona and provides cabins for rent and …

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Those Young Guys

  We spent well over a month in central Alberta and certainly wore out our welcome! But it was a terrific time. We spent lots of quality time with family and friends and enjoyed the farm life.   It was in the summer when British Columbia was under a state of emergency due to the over 500 wildfires burning. For …

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Drumheller Alberta Hoodoos

Hoodoos Trail A hoodoo is a weather rock pinnacle and the Drumheller area has lots of them. There is an area east of town called Hoodoos Trail which is an icon of the Alberta Badlands. It is a very touristy area so beware but there are a variety of short trails in the area plus a trail which leads to …

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Cypress Hills Elkwater Alberta

Elkwater Elkwater is a small town in Alberta about 40 miles southeast of Medicine Hat with a population of just under 100 people. It sits at about 4,000 ft elevation and is located along Elkwater Lake and in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. The area provides a cool respite from the hot summer days experienced in the prairies.  Elkwater is …

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Cypress Hills Centre Block Saskatchewan Lookout Point

Lookout Point Lookout Point is on the way to Bald Butte and sits at an elevation of 1275 m so not quite as high as Bald Butte but close. This viewpoint looks to the north and on a clear day you can see the town of Maple Creek and maybe even The Great Sand Hills further to the north.   …

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Grasslands National Park Saskatchewan

Grasslands National Park is divided into 2 sections, the West Block and the East Block. They are separated by a distance of about 100 miles.  The West Block is centered about the Frenchman River Valley and the East Block is centered on the Kildeer Badlands. We only visited the West Block. Val Marie Val Marie is just across the US/Canadian …

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Written on Aug, 11, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Custer Battlefield Museum Garryowen Montana

Garryowen is the site of the 2 day battle in June 1876 between the US Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Cheyenne and Lakota Sioux warriors. Leading the battle at this location on the US Army side was Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer along with Major Reno and Captain Benteen. The Cheyenne and Lakota warriors were being led by Crazy Horse, …

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Written on Aug, 06, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Buffalo Wyoming

Historic Downtown Buffalo Buffalo is a small charming town with a lovely historic downtown area. We fell a bit in love with Buffalo and really enjoyed our time there. I guess you could say we left our hearts in Buffalo. Buffalo sits in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains and is full of beautiful scenery and wonderful recreational activities. It …

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Written on Jul, 30, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Mormon Handcart Historic Site Wyoming

  Martins Cove About 8 miles further east from the Ranch 66 Missionary Village on Hwy 220 is the Mormon Handcart Historic Site which has a visitors center and the famous Martins Cove. This area is full of history as it sits on the Mormon Pioneer Trail (and Oregon and California Trails) and is the location of the stranding of …

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Written on Jul, 24, 2018 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop Wyoming

  Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility The wild horse population in Wyoming is located mainly in the southwest portion of the state. Since wild horses have no natural predators besides the occasional mountain lion their population increases 20% (up to 40% some years) per year.  To help prevent over population and endangering the horse population due to dehydration, starvation, …

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