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We Knew Little of New Norway

For our next visit we’re going to move a little further north up Highway 21 from Ferintosh to the village of New Norway.  New Norway has a population of less than 300 people but has a lot of interesting old … Continue reading

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Flashing Through Ferintosh

“Shoot first and ask questions later.” It’s sort of how DanOCan.com operates. It is very rare that we know much about a place before visiting. Our style is much more about discovering an interesting place, doing some basic research about … Continue reading

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A Quick Stop in Cereal, Alberta

Another stop on our way home from Saskatoon along Highway 9 was Cereal, Alberta.  I first visited Cereal in April of 2007 while doing some Geocaching.  I remember being quite impressed with the town. I’m not sure how I started … Continue reading

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The Cooley Brothers of Chinook, Alberta

If you drive Highway 9, you’ll pass a number of small towns between Drumheller and the border with Saskatchewan.  Well, “town” might be a bit of a misnomer.  Many of these locations are little more than a dot on the … Continue reading

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Pizza Night in Rowley

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you’ll know we are big fans of the town of Rowley, Alberta.  Founded in 1910, reaching its zenith in the 1920s, rediscovered as a setting for films and movies … Continue reading

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Big Valley, Alberta

Our trees may not be busting out with leaves, but to borrow a phrase from Tom Petty, “I feel summer creeping in” and that means it is time to get back on the road and out exploring — at least … Continue reading

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Aubrey Bendall Postcards

Over the weekend, we ventured south to Nanton, Alberta.  The plan was to make the drive down, check out some of the antique stores, grab some drone footage of the grain elevators, maybe have some lunch and then pick our … Continue reading

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