July 5 - 20, 2012
Great Canadian Barn Dance RV Park
Hill Spring, Alberta
Yep we're still here in Alberta. There are so many things to see in this area. On our way to the Musical Ride we toured the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, just 20 min north west of Ft. Macleod. This is a World Heritage Site. http://www.history.alberta.ca/headsmashedin/default.aspx Before the Plains People had horses they organized complex communal buffalo hunts. It was quite an undertaking as it might take months to complete the set up of the hunt and then the winds had to be just perfect so the buffalo couldn't smell the people. Everything was done on foot even having a runner in front of the buffalo stampede leading them down the narrow "road" to the cliff, then at the last minute the runner turned to get away from the buffalo. The end result was the buffalo kept running and went over the cliff. Check out the excellent web site to learn more. This was very fascinating I wish we could have stayed longer. If you go plan on a minimum of three hours.
Going over the edge
Above the cliff
Looking up the cliff
This really is a barn, constructed in 1910 with a dance floor upstairs so there are many support beams which makes it challenging to take pictures.
Trevor on the right and his father Lloyd
Trevor's 14 year old son, a very accomplished musician
Trevor's wife, Cindy
Left to right, Uncle Ed, Trevor's 22 year old son and Lloyd (Trevor's father)
The end to a perfect day
Safe Travels, thanks for stopping by
Joe and Nancy