Aug 29, 2006

Seven Years Ago Today: Banff, Calgary, Drumheller

Seven years ago today, the Mrs. and I were traveling between Banff and Drumheller, Alberta. We were in the middle of a three week road trip down through the Canadian Rockies, including Jasper National Park, The Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, and Banff.

We decided to take a side trip into Canada's badlands. Our destination that day: The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. This museum hosts the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils under one roof. It is truly an amazing experience. To see over 50 full size dinosaur skeletons...Priceless. Words can't describe this wonderful museum. You have to experience it.

We stayed at the Drumheller Inn. After a day at the Tyrrell Museum, we sat on the balcony of our hotel room looking west at a thunderstorm in the distance. The sun was setting, the horizon was a mixture of pink and gold from the sunset, combined with the black clouds above that flashed with lightning.

It was the best birthday I've ever had!

The next day, we drove all day to Glacier National Park. On the way, we stumbled across the little town of Vulcan, AB. This little town decided to take advantage of its unique name and has made itself into a Star Trek-themed tourist spot.

It seems like we came back from this fantastic vacation yesterday. I can't believe it's been seven years. Now where are those car keys, I'm ready to go again, right now!

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