Monday, September 22, 2008

Drumheller & Surrounds

Another of our days out with Linda, Andrew, Sarah and Katie, was to the Drumheller area and surrounds, north-east of Calgary. This proved an absolutely fascinating day and we would recommend a visit here to anyone coming over this way.

On the drive to Drumheller, we took a brief stop in the village of Beiseker where Eamonn was asked by a local whether his realtor studies were sufficiently advanced for him to list this delightful single family home for sale!Unfortunately, he had to decline the invitation, at least for the next 3 weeks!

The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller is a fabulous place. The website says it is Canada's "only facility exclusively dedicated to the study of palaeontology; it is also a great place of discovery for all ages". We would absolutely back that statement. Our group consisted of pre-teens through to 40-somethings and we were all completely engaged throughout.

Strolling out into surrounding Badlands had a positively prehistoric feel to it...We drove a few miles down the road to Rosedale to visit the 350ft long Star Mine Suspension swaaaaaayyyyyysssssss!...Then we were onto the Hoodoos...

With a full day and a fair old drive back to Okotoks afterwards, we were all a tad tired but it was an excellent day, both educational and great fun.