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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

And We Are Here!

Our first destination in the Northwest Territories was Twin Falls Territorial Park. Located just minutes from the bustling community of Enterprise, the Louise Falls Campground promised access to at least 2 waterfalls, and hopefully some hiking.

We were not disappointed in either the falls or the hiking. From the day use area the trail led to a comfortable walking path. The first stop proved to be the most unique we've encountered in a while. The viewing started with a 138 step winding metal staircase, which then progressed, or declined, depending on your nature, to another 130 wooden steps built into the side of the river bank. The treat at the end of the journey was a spectacular view of Louise Falls.

We continued that hike and saw the downstream side of Alexandra Falls. 
The next day we went back to a day use area and hiked to Alexandra Falls, and saw them from their best view.

We were camped only 30 minutes from Hay River, and although we will be back there in a week or so, we decided to go into town and explore. At the airport the Buffalo Airways company has a hangar with a few planes.  We took a quick photo as their main offices, etc. are in Yellowknife and we are hoping to catch a tour.

So although the town tour didn't take long, it's always great to see each community, instead of finding it on the map and wishing you had stopped.

Back at the camp some young locals told us about a spot by Louise Falls where you could scale down the embankment with a rope and end up under the falls, between the water and the rock. They showed us photos and we were game to try. Unfortunately the rope was not within our sights, and we determined the slope was not for us!  However it did afford us the opportunity to scale all those steps again!  And captured the rainbow...

And that was our experience in Twin Falls/Enterprise.

The night skies are bright and not really our kind of night, but we are used to that now. Temperatures haven't been that hot, mid 20's, but when the sun is up almost 20 hours a day, and never really goes away, that makes for a long hot day!

We are having a great trip, good company, good food and refreshments and incredible scenery.  You can't ask for more when you are Driving Miss Donna!

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