Up the Cowboy Trail
We headed north on Highway 22 known as “The Cowboy Trail”. We are now out of the mountains and into the rolling hills. There are many cattle ranches all along the way. Our destination was Cochrane, AB just west of Calvary.
On the way to Cochrane we stopped at the Bar U Ranch Historic Site. They had a very impressive statue on the lawn. The Bar U works in cooperation with Parks Canada to preserve and present ranching history.
They had several horses that both Chica and Sadie were very interested. The breed was a Percheron, which are draft horses almost like a Clydesdale. They were very friendly and almost wanted to play with the dogs.
Here is Chica barking away at them. She thinks she is just as big as them. HA!
Sadie is trying to figure them out as well. Our should I say they are trying to figure out Sadie.
Lots of kids
Just after we got there a school bus drove up with a bus load of kids. They were Mennonites children of all ages. They all jumped out at once and were very well mannered and polite. That was a pleasant surprise with so many kids.
The ranch had a small horse drawn wagon which Chica really enjoyed. Do you think she may have been brought up on a ranch rather then the back alleys of Mesa, AZ? She was right at home.
Bow Riversedge RV Park
We had made reservations for one night only at the Bow Riversedge RV Park. We had full hook-ups for about $35. It is right next to the Bow River on the edge of town in Cochrane, AB. I would highly recommend it.
Just after arriving the clouds opened up and we had a good rainfall. Then it cleared up in time for our happy hour. Then it rained again for a short time right around dinner time. Thus far we have had great weather throughout the trip. It is nice and warm in the sun and then it cools down at night making for great sleeping. This pic was taken a couple hours before sunset.
Off to Banff in the morning
Tomorrow we will have a short trip to Banff where we will spend a couple of nights. It should be a very easy day driving.