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Old 08-20-2017, 08:36 PM   #57
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Cowboy Trail?

Just reading about your journey to Waterton, etc. Where is the Cowboy Trail? I know where the Red Coat Trail is around that country.

What else did you find of interest? After you recovered, that is!

Waterton National Park was so busy this year, they had to stop people from entering! The first time that has ever happened in a Canadian Ntl. Park. Free Park passes for Canada's 150th birthday this year kept all the parks really busy this year.
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Old 08-20-2017, 10:16 PM   #58
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Just reading about your journey to Waterton, etc. Where is the Cowboy Trail? I know where the Red Coat Trail is around that country.

What else did you find of interest? After you recovered, that is!

Waterton National Park was so busy this year, they had to stop people from entering! The first time that has ever happened in a Canadian Ntl. Park. Free Park passes for Canada's 150th birthday this year kept all the parks really busy this year.
:They killed a mountain lion when we were there, they ahd removed and it kept coming back into town, it was a young one and found the pickings easy in town. Well we did the boat ride in the old wooden one, went up both side roads, checked out some of the campsites in and around town but decided the drive to Pincher Creek was fine. got pictures of Black Bears, Brown Bears, Eagles, around 60 Big Horn Mountain sheep at different times of the day. Meals were reasonable, Ice Cream Cones were also Reasonable even though Ice Cream is bad for me I feel one or 2 a year will not kill me right away. We tow a 1996 Suzuki X90 behind our rig, works out as only made for 2. Yes it was busy from the time we arrived until the time we left just before dark, Even the boat trip down into Montana past the 49th was Reasonable. We Left Cochrane and drove down #22 and I think we traveled on #6 the last few miles. We were thinking of going back to the USA but as we already had our Duty Free we decided maybe next year to do Glacier Park but in the car as mh is 30'. I would like to find a U-Haul trailer with pop top roof with twin beds but it will have to be in Canada as our dollar cannot afford US Trailers. The Actual Cowboy trail starts just west of Edmonton and travels all the way down #22, nice tidy little towns to drive through just east of the Rockies, plus next time were going to travel as much of Kananaskis to boot as it is just west of @22.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:51 AM   #59
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When I worked in the office at a factory direct 5th wheel manufacturer, an 83 year old gentleman made an inquiry about getting a 5th wheel for full-timing. He was interested in a 20 something foot model, and was a retired carpenter who wanted to travel as a missionary that stayed on the grounds of churches where he would be doing volunteer work on their properties.

Well, he picked out what he wanted with the help of the owner, a very kind man. His kids called! They wanted the owner to not sell their father a trailer. Well, this kind owner talked everything through with the older gentleman, and he was really torn. Ultimately, the owner being 70 years old, appreciating the buyer's desire to volunteer in this way, and ultimately feeling after talking with him that he could not refuse to sell him the trailer.

The gentleman was still traveling a couple of years when I left. He called twice for technical help, he opened the slide and stuck it in a hill, and got sort of caught under an awning when getting gas, but nothing that couldn't be talked through.

The thing is, I have known many older people having lived among snowbirds and the elderly of Kansas (we have many), some of the people in their 80s are much more alert and sharper than some in their 40s. I have learned that making allowances, doing things a little different now that I am in my 60s is working.

All my best, just do it!
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Hi Richard and All,

Great thread! Just finished my 2nd cup of coffee as I caught up on responses. We have a pork butt in the crock pot. I am taking off from work today to take in the solar eclipse and our minute or so of totality today!!! Yesterday, we went down to Nashville to meet with some RVing friends from New Jersey that were in town along with another couple from Nashville and their family that all RV. We had a 2.5 hour dinner of non-stop talking about RVing and travel. When finished, Laura and I checked out the Nashville Camping World and walked and drove through 3 campgrounds just to check out the sites, to look at people's RVs, and to chat a bit. We finished with an ice cream cone before heading home. Today, I was listening to one of many RV/Travel YouTube channels that I subscribe to and found out that Sean from Long Long Honeymoon (Sean and Kristy) has a brain tumor. Luckily, it is not cancerous, but the current prognosis in not clear at this point. So, as Laura and I anticipate the eclipse, think about our lovely day with RVing friends yesterday, think about Sean, and read this thread, I continue to be inspired to work harder to achieve our goals of more camping and more RVing. Getting ready to sell our house to downsize to a smaller house. I am giving up my administrative university appointment on 12/31/17 to resume full-time teaching at the university for a few more years. The goal is to pursue time more than money as an empty nest couple that recognizes the adventures out there and the limited time to pursue them. I appreciate this thread for helping me to focus on what is important.

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Peter we also were in Waterton camping at townsite but was end of May so not too busy. Also did the boat tour down the lake but customs at Goat Haunt not yet open do could not stop in Montana.

At the Escape rally was a woman in her 80's with a 10 year old 17. She lives in BC has gone 250k km from Baja to AK to Key West to Newfoundland and most places between!

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