Sunday, 27 May 2012

Butte MT to Medicine Hat AB (on Saturday)

We were on the road by 7:30 am this morning. We thought that, magically, we would look out the hotel window to see sunshine and palm trees but, sadly, that did not happen!! In fact, I even dug out my gloves. We thought it was funny that our trip started out like this weather-wise and it was ending like this too!

The drive is pretty nice, despite the fact that there was rather inclement weather. The mountain passes that you go through are quite spectacular looking. Beautiful rolling hills too with wide sweeping valleys.

Even a little wildlife!! (...they were out looking for the sun too!)

Hot chocolate break somewhere in the great state of Montana...

Almost at the US/Canada border...

Our border crossing at Coutts AB was uneventful (which was good) and soon we arrived in Medicine Hat at Doug's sister & brother-in-law's house, Diane & Brian Johnston. It was so good to see family again. We saw Doug's Mom, Helen, and his brother, Duane......

So we will be hanging out here until about Thursday (...or Fridy morning) OR until we wear out our welcome and get kicked out!! We plan on doing some nice walks in town on some of their trails so stay tuned for those!! After here, it will be off to Edmonton to see Teagan & Shawn....yeah, more family!!



  1. Welcome back to the Great White North. Hope the weather improves.
    Talk to you when you get back to the coast..

    Al & Colleen

    1. It really has been raining lots - but hey, it keeps the dust down!! We will call when we get to the coast!