My in-laws took us and our kids to Calaway Park last weekend. This amusement park is located on the western edge of Calgary, just off the #1 Highway. They'd had the kids for the previous week and wanted to do something fun for their send off back to Mom and Dad. So, we met them … Continue reading Fun in Southern Alberta: Calaway Park
This Father's Day weekend we went camping at Writing on Stone Provincial Park in southern Alberta. The park is located in the Badlands, just north of the Sweetgrass hills in Montana, and is known for its rock art. We've gone to this park several times, and visited last summer for a day trip. The park … Continue reading Father’s Day Camping: Writing on Stone Provincial Park
A couple of weeks back we drove up to Drumheller to meet up with some friends and check out the museum. We drove up on Saturday afternoon, checked into our hotel, and then headed straight to Drumheller's downtown. This is a town that knows why it's on the map, and has full civic buy-in to … Continue reading Drumheller and the Royal Tyrell Museum: A Weekend With Dinosaurs!
My daughter and I went to a Lethbridge Hurricanes game tonight and had a wonderful time. This is the first game we've gone to in two years, and I was curious to see if she was going to be more interested in the game this time. We had the added distinction of her choir getting … Continue reading Lethbridge Hurricanes vs. Saskatoon Blades: A Fun Night of WHL Action
A couple of weeks ago my family and I went on a downhill skiing excursion. My wife has skied several times before, whereas my daughter, my son, and myself have never gone. As a result, my wife found a hill that billed itself as perfect for beginners and provided lessons to all ages. We trekked … Continue reading Pass Powder Keg: My First Time Downhill Skiing
Last weekend my family went out on our first back country camping trip. We had some friends that had an extra site booking so we went out to meet up with them. We loaded up the car, packed our packs, threw the little red wagon into the back of the car, and off we went! … Continue reading My First Experience with Back-Country Camping
This past weekend we took a day trip through a few of the attractions in the Lethbridge area. We decided to take in both the Devil's Coulee Museum in Warner, and Writing on Stone Provincial Park. Our first stop was at the Devil's Coulee Dinosaur Museum in the village of Warner. This is … Continue reading A Wander Through Southern Alberta: Dinosaurs and Badlands
Earlier today I took my 3-year-old son to his first baseball game, also, I think the first I've ever been to. We took in an afternoon game between the Lethbridge Bulls and Medicine Hat Mavericks. Normally I am not a fan of baseball. I find the game to be boring and lacking in action. As … Continue reading Things to do in Lethbridge: Western Major League Baseball!
Earlier this year we took a visit to Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, an aboriginal culture site in Southern Alberta. For thousands of years the Blackfoot people used this site as a mass kill hunt site to provide food, tools, and clothing for their people. There is now an interpretive center on the site that provides … Continue reading Culture in Southern Alberta: A Trip to Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump