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Lethbridge - Sunny Days

Summer in the City, Coulee Brewing

sunny 25 °C
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We spent June 28 and 29 in Lethbridge, Alberta's 3rd largest city, with a population of about 110,000. Jenny lived her from 1984-86 and again from 1993-95. She says the city has grown considerably since her time here.

We camped at Bridgeview RV Park, which has a beautiful setting along the Old Man River, tarnished by the fact that it lies directly below Highway 3, the main route into the city. The showers are pretty good. However, with Friday night came the filling of the campground, leaving the facilities badly in need of cleaning by Saturday morning. Lots of kids as school is now out for the summer. Truck noise is a bit extreme, but it does quiet down enough that we can sleep undisturbed. Here is TaJ and Sully in our lovely site along the river:


It was time for an oil change for Sully to complete all of our required maintenance. We got two stone chips repaired, new tires as well. After the oil change was done Jenny and I checked out Coulee Brewing, where we had a sampler. We bought a 6 pack of Nut Brown Ale to enjoy on the road.


On Saturday we took in the Farmer's Market at the Exhibition Grounds. It was very interesting, with many Hutterite colonies selling their fruits, vegetables and baked goods. While there we came upon the 5th annual Festival Latino:


We had Tamales for lunch and watched the local Latino population dancing for the crowd:


After returning to the Bridgeview, we did a 4 kilometer hike from the campground through the Elizabeth Hall Wetlands down to the mile long railway bridge that spans the Old Man River. It was built in 1909 and is just over a mile long! Still in use today.



We have enjoyed our stay here and are glad to have the maintenance done on Sully. We head on to Creston BC and will spend Canada Day there. Our next blog entry will be from Osoyoos, like on July 3.

Posted by Rooseboom-Scott 15:17 Archived in Canada Tagged lethbridge coulee_brewing

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