Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Alaska -- Day 12

Today we drove into Canada, where we will be for about a month before going into Alaska. At the border crossing into Coutts, Alberta, everything went smoothly and we were soon continuing on to Park Lake Provincial Park near Lethbridge. Waiting at the border crossing, I checked our mileage and discovered we have driven 3,077 miles since leaving Alamo, Texas.

The landscape was much the same the whole trip, with lots of wheat and hay (we think) fields.
In both Alberta and Montana, the land is dotted with oil rigs.

At one point, we drove down a 7% grade to cross the Marias River, then back up again. What a pretty place.

And we saw a huge number of grain silos of all shapes and sizes.

We were very glad we were only driving a truck and trailer, not this farm machinery.

Lethbridge is the site of the longest and tallest train trestle bridge of its type in the world. It is over 100 years old.

This American flag seems like a fitting end to my Memorial Day blog. This is a day to thank those who have served our country in the military and to remember our friends and family who have died. May they rest in peace.

1 comment:

  1. Are y'all taking the same route as last time you went to Alaska? The Marias River is beautiful!!