I was so excited to post about our arrival into the US that I forgot a couple interesting notes about southern Canada.
The area south of Calgary to the border is a prosperous Canadian farming area. We saw this striking field of blue so turned down a gravel side road to visit with someone in a pickup parked down the way. He was taking pictures as well and was knowledgable about the region. He told us the lovely field stretched out before us is flax. Of course, its seeds will be used is various healthy ways as the oil. We were correct in assuming the yellow blooming fields are canola—and they call it that, not rape. He also told us the region grows all types of wheat, spring, hard winter wheat and white wheat. They were just beginning to harvest. Crews were moving into the big fields.
Here is the flax field
Also, somewhere after the casino camping spot, I took a picture of this railroad bridge. I didn’t note where but it is so impressive that I’m putting it in here and hoping Carol can locate it for me:)