Every year we try to camp at least once in Canada with Ivan, of the famous Roadtrip blog. I say Canada because we don't seem to have any problem meeting up with him when we are down south in the winter, but we are all so busy in the summer.
Anyway, the weather reports were kind of wet for our planned location, so instead we moochdocked in his yard. As always we had a great visit and fit in a trip to the Bearberry café and the Cross Iron Mills mall. We had to do something to avoid the rain. And we were rewarded by the beautiful scenery.
After we left Ivan's on Friday we were headed a short ways again to Okotoks to see Walter and Pat. Again we see these Canadian friends down south more often than we do in Canada. Pat and Walter are full timers, living in a beautiful RV resort in Okotoks. There are no overnighters in this park as the lots are owned, but occasionally Walter can somehow wrangle a spot for us. This time however we had to find a campsite. Sounded actually easier than it was but we secured three nights at the Black Diamond Lions campground, just down the road from them. We have stayed at this campground before. It is such a beautiful country in this area. We visited with the Parkers on Friday evening and there turned out to be a lot of them, as Walter's family were all down visiting. They are all as hospitable as Walter and Pat, and it was a great evening.
On Saturday Don and I went to two farmer's markets. The Millarville Market is a situated at the old Millarville Racetrack, and just driving in you can imagine the history of the place. It makes a great background for a market! We also visited the Okotoks Market that day, where I ran into an old ringette friend who now lives in Calgary, Tracy Megaw.
I also discovered this very useful wine box holder, but I have no idea why it comes with so many glasses. Who wants to share??
The rest of Saturday was spent again at the Parkers, eating, laughing and enjoying.
Tomorrow we are headed to Radium for a few days, hoping to soak in the hot pools and maybe some hiking.
Talk to you soon!
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