More Canadian Badlands

CAMPGROUND: Writing-on-Stone Campground. Consistent with most provincial/state parks – nice and woodsy, mostly level sites, room between sites, firepit, picnic tables, electricity. No water at sights. $29/night. 4 stars out of 5.
LOCATION: Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in south central Alberta, about 50 miles southeast of Lethbridge.
WEATHER: Nasty in the AM as we were leaving Cypress Hills. Some sun later. High winds. High 68

It rained all night again at Cypress Hills. George had used an old blanket yesterday while working under the trailer. So, it was soaked and dirty. I gathered up all his wet things and took them to the laundry room at the campground to try to dry them a bit for today’s trip.

The fog was really thick as we left Cypress Hills. I would like to return here another time to do more hiking and exploring. We were just unfortunate with the weather on this visit.

We had to go north, west, then south again to get to Writing-on-Stone, due to the roads. In Medicine Hat, we saw the “world’s largest teepee”.

We stopped to do some shopping. George stopped at Home Depot to buy the parts to finish up his repair job. Since it was not raining there, he went ahead and fixed the tank problem right in their parking lot.

I bought a basil plant at Home Depot, then added it to my oregano planter. Yeah!

We were pleased that we would have paved roads on this trip, per the road map. We have had too much shaking of the Airstream on these gravel roads. BUT – just when we were approaching the provincial park, there was a “Road Closed” sign. Yep, we had to take a 15-mile gravel road detour around the closure. When we arrived at the campground, we filled up the repaired water tank. Let’s just hope the repair job works, as we have no fresh water at our site.

This is a beautiful park. There are hoo-doos all around. We can’t wait to explore. This is Tony backing into his site with the hoo-doos in the background.

We were happy that it was warm enough to sit out and enjoy a campfire, with drinks and roasted peanuts.

DINNER: Our turn tonight. We had been wanting to eat fish, but George has not been successful catching any. So, we bought some frozen bass and trout fillets. We wrapped them in aluminum foil, added soy sauce, lime juice, and sesame oil, and cooked the packets over the fire. Sides were steamed rice and Asian stir-fry veg. As they say in Japan – oiishi!

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