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We Saw For Miles and Miles

breeze
March 6th, 2008, 09:46 AM
We left Calgary to head to Edmonton, on a clear day you can see the mountains

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then when land as far as the eye could see..


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breeze
March 6th, 2008, 09:50 AM
land upon land

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as you can see there was more snow but not as much as southern quebec.

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breeze
March 6th, 2008, 09:53 AM
It was kinda cloudy on the road but the sun was trying to break through


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breeze
March 6th, 2008, 09:57 AM
We did see alot of RV campers waiting to be sold. no car dealers just RV dealers


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breeze
March 6th, 2008, 10:00 AM
It took us 3 hours to get into Edmonton..once we got there it was good to get out and stretch..


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Rick C
March 6th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Ah . . . . . I can't tell you how many times I've made that trip.

I can tell you pretty much where every one of those pictures is taken!!!

I grew up along the highway in Innisfail, which you would have passed.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Frenchy
March 6th, 2008, 12:40 PM
But where's Patti ? :confused:

No snow , that's what I like about those pictures , no snow :D

rainbow
March 6th, 2008, 12:42 PM
I liked the first pic with the mountains but AB can have the rest. :D

I guess with the price of gas nowadays :eek: :frustrated: nobody is buying RV's. :rolleyes:

Glad you arrived safely in Edmonton. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
March 6th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Holy cow--couldn't believe the traffic going the other way in that one picture! :eek:

The scenery reminds me a little of central Illinois...flat, then a little flat, and finally, some flat to flatten out the topography... :D

pbpatti
March 6th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Holy cow--couldn't believe the traffic going the other way in that one picture! :eek:

The scenery reminds me a little of central Illinois...flat, then a little flat, and finally, some flat to flatten out the topography... :D

The traffic in that picture does not tell the whole story...it is really alot busier then that.

alot of those RV's will be sold this spring and summer:cool:yup, $$in Alberta. Only if you know the work and have the experience of course.

We had a bumper sticker back in the late 70's early 80's something like this: Please God bring back the Boom, I promise I will not waste it away or something like that. you get the jist of it? pbp

growler~GateKeeper
March 7th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Great in-motion shots Breeze :thumbs up no blur :highfive:

Did you guys play any of those count the red cars or license plate reading games? :laughing: Long drive :D

breeze
March 7th, 2008, 10:09 AM
Great in-motion shots Breeze :thumbs up no blur :highfive:

Did you guys play any of those count the red cars or license plate reading games? :laughing: Long drive :D


no did not play games I was to busy taking the pictures :D

you can truly see for miles and miles, it is soooo beautiful..

Rick C
March 7th, 2008, 10:11 AM
The traffic in that picture does not tell the whole story...it is really alot busier then that.



That first shot is heading west, down 16th Ave, which is the TransCanada Highway, down to Deerfoot Trail, which is the main north/south route to the USA and up to Edmonton.

For amusement, here are Calgary traffic web cams:

http://www.calgarytraffic.com/

http://65.104.36.247/default.asp?display=cams&area=calgary&TextOnly=

http://www.weatherbonk.com/weather/camDetail.jsp?id=_wc_1131390941609

If you want to relive the Gondola ride, there's a Banff/Sulpher mountain live webcam at this address:

http://www.canmorealberta.com/gallery/

Some of the latter shots are passing by Red Deer, near Blackfalds I believe. Beautiful countryside there, particularly heading out east to Pine Lake/Big Valley, etc, lots of small lakes, endless plains, rolling hills and very, very green in the summer.

I was in Italy last year and the Bologna/Milan drive reminded me of the Edmonton/Calgary trek. Very similar terrain.

Green grass will be showing up in a few weeks. Leaves on the trees in the first week of May.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Jim Hall
March 7th, 2008, 11:23 AM
flat a lot of flat I always think of canada as mountains nive to see y'all got some flat too

06canyon
March 7th, 2008, 11:39 AM
looks like home. I drive that highway almost every weekend to visit my family

Rick C
March 7th, 2008, 12:35 PM
flat a lot of flat I always think of canada as mountains nive to see y'all got some flat too

Calgary is where the Great Plains meet the Rockies.

You'll be paralyzed with endless flatness as you drive east from that line, across Saskatchewan and most of Manitoba . . . . . about 750 miles from Calgary to Winnipeg of mostly flat, fairly arid, farmland, about a 15 hour drive.

But just forty minutes or so west of Calgary are the Rockies. And five hours west of Edmonton.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Prairies

Even though I spend a lot of time with Abby and Keeper marching in the Rockies, I love the prairie, probably even more.

A few things on Youtube to help out would be Paul Brandt's "Alberta Bound" video, filmed in various locations in southwestern Alberta, Terry Clarke's "Gasoline" video, filmed near Longview and Mossleigh, and Nickelback's "Photograph," filmed in the Hanna area where the members of that band went to High School.

Can't wait for summer.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca