Whenever I don’t have a ready topic at hand, I’ve decided to haul out some old vacation pictures and highlight my favourites. As with many of my pet photos, the picture quality won’t always be the best because they’re taken from scanned prints.
In the summer of 1997 we took a family trip to Calgary, through to Drumheller, and on to Edmonton. The highlight, hands down, was the badlands of Drumheller and the Royal Tyrell Museum.
My boys couldn’t get enough of the dinosaur exhibits in the museum.
We all were impressed with Drumheller’s unique and exquisite land formations, and we wished we had more time to explore them further.
The hoodoos were especially fascinating. Exquisite and magical. Sad to think that one day they’ll all be gone.
To Hubby’s and my amused disbelief, surrounded by all those amazing natural phenomenons, my boys were most captivated by the gophers.
Having grown up in Calgary the little critters were quite passé to me, but my boys had never seen anything quite like them just roaming around free like that. If they had it their way, we would’ve had a couple of vermin join us for the trip home. Mommy had to explain, sorry guys, gophers might (and I heavily stress the word ‘might’) look cute and fun, but they’re actually little pests that were best left behind on the prairies.
We hope to one day return to explore those badlands. It’ll be worth the trip.