I’ve always been intrigued by the roadside traveller’s motel. Perhaps I’ve seen too many bad movies, or read one-too-many trashy novels, but I always wonder about the secrets that must dwell within these places.
It’s summer in Canada and the big city is a little quieter these days. After a nine-day driving tour of the Canadian Badlands in southeastern Alberta, I was happy to spend a couple of days at a cottage near Georgian Bay in Ontario. It’s a very short walk to the “outhouse” and the water comes up from the lake in buckets. Perfect.
Travellers headed west out of Calgary towards the mountains are focused on the growing Rockies, but the first thing that strikes me every time I drive east from the stampede city is the big sky.
Besides being a long-lasting comic strip first published in 1918, and the second solo album by Rod Stewart released in 1970, Gasoline Alley is a collection of roadside eateries, gas stations, RV dealerships and assorted travellers’ diversions on a patch of highway 2 just south of Red Deer, Alberta.
Here is a June 2010 fishing post from CANADA fishing master, Pete Wasag…
Fishing the Miramichi River was a chance to catch the king of all sport fish – the atlantic salmon, also known as “the leaper”.
A buddy of mine likes to fish. He likes to fish A LOT. He’s the kind of guy that will go out on the lake before the sun comes up, fish all day, and return home after dark. In the summer months, that’s a long time on the water, and during the short winter days, that’s a lot of fishing through a small hole in the ice!
The sexiest Olympic venue at the 2010 Winter Games!
In February, 2009, I visited Steveston, a historic fishing village in the southwest corner of Lulu Island, British Columbia. It’s not far from the Vancouver International Airport and the city of Vancouver.
Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District and Medalta Potteries are expanding their facilities and activities.
A link to Bob Fisher’s extensive Travelosophy piece on the Siksika Nation and the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Interpretive Centre
Unique honeymoon ideas from the Canadian Badlands…