In Southern Alberta, there are a lot of towns and villages with place names starting with C. Not sure why this is. Perhaps, the early explorers were simply working through the alphabet and could not C their way clear to move on.
As we left Canmore and headed East on TCH-1, I offered a alternate route home to our travelling companions. We could head home at high speed along Highway 1 to Calgary, jump on the Stony Trail Ring Road and off at Highway 2, where we would head North to Beaumont. Speeds on these roads were higher and the roads would be in good condition, but the views would be, well, boring. I suggested we take the turnoff to Cochrane on Highway 22 (the Cowboy Trail, another C name), Head North to Cremona and then West on Secondary Highway 591 to Carstairs where we could connect to Highway 2.
L & L jumped at the chance to see a bit of rural Alberta scenery and we had a plan to execute.
No photos past this point, just a potato chip and washroom stop in Carstairs, a one hour lunch stop at Glen’s in Red Deer and at long last home. The travel and stopping took us bout 5 hours. Had we gone the other route, we might have been home a half hour sooner, but, then what would I have to blog about. After all, life is a journey, not a race.