Men on Horses, New Province, Now It All Starts
Trip Start Jul 15, 2008
56Trip End Sep 15, 2008
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It was great following the backroads today as I came across a feedlot where Alberta beef comes from . There was an interesting sign on the barn. It said ""Beef, real food for real people"" I suggest it is a very biased opinion.
I also came across a cowboy roping competition at the TeePee Crossing fairgrounds. Check the logo on the announcer's booth. It looked like a group of men, and a few women, mostly in their forty's or fifty's enjoying a day of exercise and bonding between themselves as well as with their horses. There was prize mony, but no one seemed overly concerned about who won what. Everyone was very complimentary of each other when things went well, and it seemed to be "no big deal" if the exercise went bad.
There were many trucks on the road today loaded with cut logs. They don't waste any time. I had a hard time catching one to photograph.
One of the last things I saw in Alberta was this massive dumpster that was being transported somewhere. I makes me realize how big things can be made...
I finally reached the British Columbia border and rode into Dawson Creek and am camping at the Mile 0 RV Park. The weather today has been great, but as I am writing this in my tent at 7:40 pm it has started to drizzle. It seems to rain almost every day, particularly at night.
Before I leave Dawson Creek tomorrow morning I will get the compulsory photos at mile zero, the tourist photo, and the official photo. I will attach them later.
Distance travelled 595 Km