Meet Odysseus (Odie for short)
This is Odysseus in the badlands, at Dinosaur provincial park. We adopted him from a very caring family recently and decided to take him to southern Alberta for his inaugural journey. The landscape was different than I've ever experienced... I could try to describe it, but I wouldn't really do it justice.
Here's us by horseshoe canyon
The trip to Dinosaur provincial park was amazing. It made us ponder how these amazing formations were created. From lowland rainforest, to kilometer thick beds of ice, to giant flowing rivers, to this. All the while housing ancient life forms from protozoans to meter long dragonflies, to dinosaurs, to whooly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers.
Now we mostly see mule-deer:
The drive was quite interesting...
First there's nothing but fields of grass as far as the eye can see, and then just like that out of nowhere, a chasm.
We made a detour to see the "Dry Island Buffalo Jump" too, which was well worth the extra 40km.
As you can see it's really nothing but prairie right up to the cliffside- where natives used to drive Buffalo right over the edge... I can see how effective that tactic would have been, it's quite a ways down. I hope they didn't have to carry their catch all the way back up again!
The dinosaur museum was incredible as well.
All in all, a great first adventure with Odie. We learned many things from the geological history of the earth to how to sleep in the back of a van. It was a good test run for our future travels with Odysseus the epic adventurer.