Saturday, August 05, 2006

Man, Am I Bored ... Hey I Know, Let's Go To A Town In The Middle Of The Woods With No Attractions In Particular!

This Blogger post has got everything backwards, so all references to pics start from the bottom up!

Pic 1: Whitemud Freeway on a rainy Sunday morning. The original plan was to grab a greasy truck stop breakfast after a hard night drinking, but at brunch, thoughts quickly turned to driving somewhere outside Edmonton, as I didn't want to be cooped up in the house on this particular day...

Pic 2: I decided to head up to Whitecourt, a fast growing town, due to the oil and gas industry. I decided to head there because Chris Herbert, a college friend of mine lived there. It was a snap decision to head there, so I didn't want to drop in unexpectedly, so I didn't try to make a call to arrange a visit (maybe sometime later this August). This picture is of the rolling foothills that begin just east of Whitecourt.

Pic 3: Downtown Mayerthorpe, where I got gas. This town marks the northern start of the Cowboy Trail, which stretches along the foothills of the Rockies from this point south to Pincher Creek, west of Lethbridge. Gonna have to drive that soon!

Pic 4: Descending into Whitecourt. My ears popped on the way down, first time that's happened since I was in the Rockies.

Pic 5: On a forest trail in Whitecourt. It was a cool and misty day, but it felt GREAT, considering the hot waether we had in the weeks previous to this!

Pic 6-9: Pictures from the Whitecourt visitors museum. There were outdoor and indoor displays on pioneer-age buildings, local wildlife, the forestry industry, forest fires, and so on!


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