I love the varying landscapes in Alberta, the flat prairies, the rolling foothills, the deep coulees, the river valleys, the hoodoos, the majestic mountains.
|Looks flat to me|
Zach's geography teacher made a comment about how Saskatchewan was flat but Alberta was not. I am guessing she has never been to Alberta because seems to me that Alberta has some pretty flat spaces too. I took a picture for Zach to take to school to prove that Alberta can also lay claim to "flat land".
Folks out here in Ontario don't really know what a mountain is. They ski down large hills or into what I would consider a coulee. They all need a trip to the Rockies to open their eyes to a true mountain.
We had the opportunity on this trip to take Zach to climb his first mountain - a real mountain. We went to Waterton and climbed Bear's Hump. There was quite a crew of us with Gma Merrill, Uncle Phil, Morgan, Rod, Me, Zach, Cody, Mimi and even little Hannah. Hannah and Zach climbed their first mountain the same day. Zach at almost 15 years and Hannah at almost 2 months.
Oh how I love the mountains! And of course what trip to Southern Alberta is complete with out a picture of Old Chief. And Waterton with its sheep and deer.
And of course, when you are in the country you are bound to run into a herd of cattle somewhere. Even on the highway.
And then there is Cardston with its' beautiful Temple. All Temples are beautiful but this one will always be my favourite.
I have now lived more of my life in Ontario than in Alberta but I will always consider myself an Alberta girl. I've learned its OK to love two provinces. They each have their own beauty.