Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 4 - Valleyview, Alberta

Today was our longest day on the road yet. We didn't stop for the night until 10 p.m. Took an alternative route from Dawson Creek toward Edmonton in order to avoid hills. We are now in the prairie lands of Alberta and it is mostly flat. We saw fields and fields of a yellow-flowered plant that we thought was mustard seed but we found out is canola. No signs of the Alberta tar sands; apparently they are in NW Alberta. Very little wildlife yesterday; saw three black bears shortly after leaving Fort Nelson. Now that we're in farmland, we're seeing cows, horses, goats and grain silos. The evening light on the yellow fields beckoned for a photograph, or three.

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