Friday, July 2, 2010

A quick drive from Canmore to Calgary to pack and get ready to head out to Brooks. After a two hour drive, we arrived and checked in to our hotel, the Ramada. Very impressed with the hotel, the room and the facilities. We unpacked our gear, grabbed some free popcorn and went out exploring. All the usual fast food joints - Tim Hortons and Wendy’s right next to the hotel, McDonalds across the road - but we went to find the only Starbucks in town. We found it three minutes later - in the local Safeway. With that achievement duly noted, we headed back down the main road and stopped in at Pizza Hut for dinner. Fully fueled we went back to the hotel to check out the pool and waterslide. A fabulous pool area - hot tub, waterslide and steam room. We checked them all out and confirmed they worked well. Given that this was very hard work, we decided we needed a treat. Off to Wendy’s for frostys - between the four of us we nailed a chocolate frosty, a vanilla oreo frosty, a toffee coffee chocolate frosty and a root beer float. First place went to the oreo special, last place was awarded to the float! With our bellys full, it was time to go back to our room to rest up for our trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park in the morning.

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