Way Back in the Day

On the recommendation of a film school buddy who's been Canadian all his life, we doubled back east of Calgary to tour the Red Deer River Valley, hitting many of the Badlands hot-spots before immersing ourselves in Drumheller dino-madness. We drove for nearly two hours along prairie roads, wondering when the landscape would eventually change…Read more Way Back in the Day

Back in the Day

Taming the Canadian Wild West required spirit, courage and resolve. Throw in the railroad, the missionaries, and the Mounted Police, and Calgary soon took shape along the banks of the Bow River. A visit to Heritage Park in Calgary... retells the history through a fully recreated settlement of restored buildings occupied by staff members dressed…Read more Back in the Day

Facing the Future of Awareness

The van in front finally pulled away, making it my turn to methodically approach the gatehouse window with the Airstream in tow. But nobody was home. Leah noticed an outstretched arm extended from a raised window a dozen feet forward, and it was waving me closer. I inched parallel to the higher window, and awkwardly…Read more Facing the Future of Awareness

Battle Lands

It was 103 degrees outside and we were melting. "Where are the trees? There aren't any trees here," moaned Leah. There were no shadows to hide from the relentless sun. Even the clouds had forsaken us. Fortunately, they had drifted into the distance, providing the coveted contrast that landscape photography almost always requires. With the…Read more Battle Lands

Wise Guys

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July, than a trip to Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Sure, the crowds were large; that was to be expected. But once the cars were garaged, the pedestrian traffic was easy to negotiate. And with everyone looking up at the mountain, the president's faces and…Read more Wise Guys

Eating Crow

We missed it by one day. The Battle of Little Bighorn lasted for two days, from June 25 to June 26, 1876, but the reenactment only lasted for one day, June 25, 2017. Unfortunately, we arrived in Hardin, MT on June 26. Our neighbors--a retired couple from Illinois living aboard a 2004 Classic Airstream--witnessed the…Read more Eating Crow