Friday, May 27, 2016

Thursday morning brought us to the Canadian border where we crossed without any ado. We were all worried about how that would transpire and had visions of our motorhomes being strip searched along the side of the road. It was early and we were almost the only travelers crossing the border. Afterward, at the next rest stop, we compared questions and it seemed each coach was asked different questions. The one common question was "do you have any firearms"? We had disposed of or frozen all fresh meat and vegetables at Shelby but non of our coaches were boarded for a search.
One surprise most of us had was a text message from Verizon as soon as we crossed the boarder saying "welcome to Canada". Here is a photo of some of us all worried about what kind of bill we would receive from Verizon.
Guess you got to pay to play. Turns out the cost is $2 per day when you activate your phone and that includes your data plan. You must call Verizon to arrange that service.

Pam knows that I like to take candid photos of unaware suspects and had previously warned Angie. I tried that and Angie quickly turned to face me.
Angie was setting up to take all our photos in front of the dinosaur so I handed her my camera so we would have a shot. This morning while off loading the pictures from our camera I noticed Angie had turned the tables on me. See photo.

Here is a photo of the group minus Angie. If you would like to follow Angie's blog go here:
We have never seen a farm tractor on the interstate in the US but it must be a common practice in Alberta. Here we are passing a large tractor that would consume more than one lane.
Our first sight seeing stop after entering Canada was the "Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump" A rather graphic name for an attraction but the name says it all. Before the availability of  weapons with the power to stop a Buffalo, the plains Indians in this region became skilled at herding Buffalo over a cliff. This would often smash in the head of the Buffalo and those that were not killed in the plummet could be finished off with a spear. This seems gruesome but was necessary for the Indians to survive the hard winter. Every part of the Buffalo was used for either food, clothing or tools. The Indians prepared the Buffalo meat so that it would not spoil during the winter.
 This is one of the cliffs that was used for the hunt.
Here we are hogging the parking lot along with one commercial bus.
Today, Friday May 27, we will continue our journey to Dawson Creek and who knows what our Master Guide and Navigator Angie will find.

No comments:

Post a Comment