16 February 2009

Magic Carpet - Calgary [Day 27, 28 & 29]

Day 27: Not a lot worth mentioning to be honest. We went out to a couple of malls, bought a few things like toothpaste and shampoo, got some photos developed... All really exciting stuff! We then settled down in front of the TV with some drinks and watched ice hockey.

Day 28: We headed out to the Royal Tyrell Museum. It is about 90 minutes drive out of the city, but we were told it was worth it. The museum is in a small town called Drumheller. There are these massive dinosaur statues all over the place. We couldn't believe the size of some of them - check out the cars in the bottom of the second pic!

The museum itself holds a huge collection of dinosaur fossils. The bones are absolutely massive! You see lots of pictures in books etc, but it only became real when you are standing next to these huge fossils that literally tower over you. We saw all your favorites, t-rex, triceratops, stegosaurus etc...

That last pic shows just how big these are - t-rex is looking over the mezzanine level in the background.

We also found this awesome thing in the giftshop.

Anyone who has watched the pterodactyl 'movie' will know what I'm talking about.

Later in the evening we went out to Bingo with Terri and Jo. Was more fun that I thought it would be. The highlight of the evening was Terri winning the huge sum of $40. Rochelle and I took home $7 each haha.

Day 29: Returned our rental car in the morning then decided it was too cold to go outside, so watched a movie. We did brave the conditions later in the afternoon to slide down hills on this slidy sheet thing, a 'magic carpet'. Heaps of fun! But got COLD hands.

That evening we went out for dinner with Terri, Rob and Robbie. Was really good food and so big! I finally got to taste an Alberta steak that I had been told all about. I also played this wasted as guy at pool and lost. He kept hitting the balls off the table haha.

Next Post - 'Calgary to Montreal'

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