Sunday, July 19, 2009

Our Road Trip to Drumheller

On Thursday, we went camping for one night (that's all I can handle!). We decided to drive down to Drumheller for an overnighter. What gorgeous country! It's hard to believe there's a dessert in Alberta! It's about a four-hour drive, so we settled in with our slurpees and away we went. We arrived in Drumheller around 3:30, set up camp, and went to the Royal Tyrell Museum (a dinosaur museum). The boys LOVED it! We went back to camp around 6:00, roasted hot dogs on the fire and sent our grumpy, tired little campers to bed. Unfortunately, they were so wound up about sleeping in a tent that they could not settle down! They were overtired and excited (a bad combination!) and they went back and forth between tears, screaming and laughing. Ian and I ended up sitting in the tent with them most of the evening trying to keep them quiet so the other campers wouldn't be too annoyed!

That night, three thunderstorms rolled through! It was unbelievable! The canyon walls made the thunder echo so loudly, we couldn't believe it! The tent is waterproof, so we stayed dry, but we didn't get much sleep!

The next day, before heading home, we went to check out the hoodoos and the World's Largest Dinosaur (or so they claim!). It was quite a short, albeit memorable, trip!

Thanks for reading!

Blessings to you,

1 comment:

Lori Barnett said...

WOW!!! Looks like you all had a blast! I've never heard of hoodoos! Wild stuff!