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ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
FALL CROSS COUNTRY TRIP 2016
September 2, 2016 - October 27, 2016
2 - OUR GREAT CROSS COUNTRY TRIP 2016
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The largest dinosaur in the world in Drumheller, AB
|DAY 12 - SEPT 13 - TUESDAY
Based on a recommendation by our waitress at dinner last night, we set out from our campground east of Calgary and drove about 85 miles northeast of Calgary through flat prairie lands and then rather suddenly down into a canyon, to a place called Drumheller, Alberta. It is known as the "Dinosaur Capital of the World."
We found the local fire station and got a tour that included a few boats used for water rescue when the river floods. All around town are dinosaurs of one variety or another. From a distance you can see the "Largest Dinosaur in the World." The giant Tyrannosaurus Rex, built of steel and fiberglass is located in town and stands at 85 feet in height and over 150 feet in length. The climb up the inside to look out the mouth over the town was worth doing.
The world renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology is located here and has on display the largest collection of dinosaur fossils and displays. Well worth doing if you are ever in the area.
We made our way back across the prairie lands into Calgary and settled in to a campground west of the city within sight of the 1988 Olympic ski jump village for Night 12.
|STATES/PROVINCES: AB - (1) Province today / (16) different States and (3) Provinces so far|
|DISTANCE: 200 miles for the Day / 3974 miles for the Trip so far|
|FIREBOATS: (13) Drumheller, AB|
Calgary skyline from our campground
The campground had a nice playground.... and no kids
Come on honey... time to go!
Once again we observed more mile long trains with containers stacked double high
Beautiful prairies with wheat or other grains waiving in the wind.
On the approach to Drumheller.
This little dino stands in front of the fire station.
Looks a lot like a "BRONTO-Sky-Lift"
Heading up through the largest dinosaur
She opted not to climb
The naked human dude is in the upper right corner.
Ever wonder where you are? You need one of these.
In addition to growing crops, the land is sometimes tapped for the "fossil" fuels below.
Back to Calgary and our campground
Site of the 1988 Winter Olympics
Another day winds down with the moon coming up