Sunday, July 4, 2010

Woke up in time for a last Ramada breakfast before getting ready to check-out. Squeezed in a few waterslide runs and a swim before heading off to Starbucks and then the 90 minute drive to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Just outside Drumheller, we followed signs on the highway to the Suspension Bridge. We had no idea what this was but it sounded interesting. Turned out to be the Star Mine Suspension Bridge in Rosedale. We walked across the bridge and explored the old mine workings in the badlands on the other side. After scrambling up and down some sandstone slopes, we headed back across the bridge and finished the drive to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The Museum is really well done and is a world class tourist attraction. The dinosaur fossils they have here are outstanding specimens and it is particularly interesting to see the museum after visiting the dinosaur excavation sites in Dinosaur Provincial Park the day before. We recommend seeing the provincial park before the museum so that you have a better appreciation for the exhibits. After the obligatory stop at the gift shop, we grabbed a bite to eat and then headed back to Calgary. A fabulous weekend!

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