Yesterday’s bad luck with our pellet grill dying turned out to, maybe be a good thing?
It’s too hot to cook inside, we have super limited storage space so off we go to Walmart for a disposable (in it’s enexpensive enough our hearts won’t go with chucking it) charcoal grill. We fine this little guy, $20 ish
Lighting the charcoal chinney
And the burgers are on!
The best burgers we’ve had. Much better than on a pellet grill. Served with bell pepper salad.
Allan’s “spidey senses” were tingling so as we were not leaving until 11ish, he did a Bailey circle check only to discover the driver’s side inside tag tire is flat! That could have been disastrous. We’ll deal with it on Monday.
Today is a busy, fun day! First up… Smoke Wind & Fire. We pass on breakfast to have lunch there. We were disappointed, we thought there would be lots of options. No, there wasn’t so we made due with the 2 options. Look at us being adaptable!
Next a walk around Henderson Lake It’s our favourite close by park/walk.
Next Stronghold Brewing in Fort Macleod
Locked him up! No smile now!!
I feel like Rapunzel. Whoops, need longer hair!
You have to zoom in on these rules but worth it. I LOL at many of the conditions
Now time for what we are here for KISS!! at the Empress Theatre (110 years old) being here is part of the experience.
T’was an action packed fun day. Arrived back home about 1130 and watched the Indy Race. Who’s driver won?? Mine did, mind did. 130 time for bed.
1st up – Bob’s annual Krown undercoating rust treatment. We have a noon appointment so we leave Elba’s at 915. It is a pleasant drive and we make it there 1/2 h ahead of the apartment. Takes about 1-1/2 hours so off we go for a walk. Turns out to not be a fun walk, we’re in a commercial area with limited sidewalks. Walk up and back on the busy, side walk street for an hour. Head back, yahoo – Bob is ready 🙂
2nd stop – Southcentre Mall, Quarts Shoes to buy my favourite pair of Berks! They have the last pair and its my size!
Why are we going when this is the summer to tour Alberta?? Because, we didn’t realize that Allan’s drivers licence expires this year on his birthday! In BC your health care, a separate card, expires at the same time. You can call to have that extended but no licence extension is available.
Our next Alberta stop will be taking us further from BC so 2 hour road trip it is to get the renewal.
It’ s a beautiful day for a scenic drive through the Rockies. In no time, we’re in back in BCNext stop
Licence & health card renewal town. Yahoo, no one in line, it went very smooth and quick. What we didn’t know is they take the physical card and give you a piece of paper that expires in September.
Sparwood is a mining town, along with that their attraction is a monster, monster truck!
Allan is so TINY!
Allan loves his Faxe Amber beer, Alberta does not. As we are in Sparwood we check BC Liquor who do carry it but no, none here. Ferine is a further 20m drive, they report
Our tour of Sparwood complete, yes, Fernie here we are
First a tour of Fernie, it is a cute town.
Hit BC Liquor, the result..Well done Allan!
Next a visit to Fernie Brewery. Allan finding another red he likes, Caboose Red.
Back we go. We’ve driven by Frank Slide a few times, this time I googled the story
Final stop before home Run Rummer Pub
All today’s missions completed. EXCEPT poor Bob ended up with 4 windshield chips. Totally crazy here.
It was fun here, but happy to leave. The 50amp power was great but we were instructed to not use the grass area as they had just seeded. Nope, couldn’t see any seeds. That is why the firepit was behind Bailey, we were just happy to have fires.
The Drumheller area is home to these yellow fields, google tells us it’s canola
Driving we go.. Oh good a single lane, 4.4mh bridge, we’re good with that but 27tons – how much do we weigh? Drive fast!
Thankfully the road did turn after the hump
The rest of the drive was uneventful, we’re now back in Lethbridge
It’s Sunday, time to go to church 🙂 Drumheller Little Church seats 6! It has an interesting history, click here to read more
Duck #60 in Drumheller, hard to capture it from this angle but it there in the door handle.
Next adventure! Hiking across the street from our park in Horseshoe Canyon, from above in the Badlands. What are the badlands?? “The badlands were named by early French explorers who termed their steep-sloped mesas (flat-topped mountains) and deep, winding gullies as “bad lands to cross.”
Down we go! 146 steps. Downs mean ups are coming grrr
We remembered our sticks. They did come in handy
Was a little challenging making it up here but so worth it
Yep, it’s that time… Grow the photo to see the cactus in the background
We made it back up all those stairs!!
Tomorrow we bid farewell to Drumheller.
Our last fire for a month
Drumheller has been fun, for now though, it is not on our must repeat list.