Me and Charlene were gonna stay overnight on Sunday and maybe go fro a short ride then head home, but since it was a radio controlled road, and the logging trucks would be coming up Monday morning, we decided to head out Sunday night. Also it started raining as we left, so I think it was the right choice.
Charlene took some pictures on the way out, most are through the windshield, so they are kinda rain spotted.
The mountains look so different in the rain and fog than they do in the sunshine.
Still we took lots of pictures cause we knew we were gonna leave them behind.
The river we crossed like 3 times was so pretty, so different than the Red Deer River!
The fog and clouds were so weird in certain spots that they almost looked like smoke from a fire.
The river flowed into a dam where they were making power.
We went through the sawmill town and finally back onto the pavement after an hour and a half(we only went 50 kms!)
We went through the town of Frank and I told Charlene the story of the Frank Slide which she had never heard before.
We phoned around to everyone and finally got a hold of someone from the Claresholm Agriplex and kept our horses there overnight so we could go shopping on Monday since Charlene never had to work. We had a shower which was awesome! and the next morning fed the ponies and then went to Frontier Western wear and all I bought was a hat (which Eeyore is modeling for me, lol)
Charlene ended up getting a pair of Boulet boots there. We went and rode in the outdoor arena there and headed up the road for home. We saw the Cowboy Country Clothing store in Nanton and stopped there and Charlene found an pair of spurs she had been looking for forever, then since it was going so fast, we stopped at K&K Livestock in Strathmore (our regular tack store) and they had like 5 used Vic Bennett saddles! usually its hard to find a used one and they had one Charlene loved and it fit her and Ricky (we had him there so we tried it out) and so she went home and convinced Mike to let her get it early (she was gonna get it at Christmas with her bonus from work) so she went last night to pick it up, what a lucky girl but I am glad she got it, cause I woulda been awfully tempted otherwise and I really cant afford it this year but it was soo nice.
I just had to include the pic of Fly for CCC (and her cowboy!)
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