Neil (nt) wrote,

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The road trip went well, apart from a few minor glitches, like noticing that the gas tank on my rental car was nearly empty after having driven it only 20 miles. I pulled in to the next gas station and filled it at a cost of $71. I was not happy about that, but the rental place did give me a partial credit when I returned the car.

We went southeast, staying overnight in Medicine Hat and visiting Red Rock Coulee and some other nearby sites.

I've visited Red Rock a few times before, and have posted pictures before, too, so I'm limiting myself to posting one photo. It was hot there, about 33° C, and after hiking around the coulee for an hour or two we were exhausted.

While driving around looking for a geocache, we discovered a windpower museum at Etzikom. The windmill was an important technology in the early settlement of western Canada, enabling settlers to pump water. I wonder if high energy prices will bring the windmill back in a big way, especially for farms, ranches or other remote locations.


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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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