Monday, May 12, 2008

Birds and Ghosts

On Saturday we went for a drive to see if we could find some old Ghost Towns. My mom found a book on Ghost Towns in Alberta and there were 4 in around the Vauxhall area. So off we went. The first one was a little deperessing as there were people living in homes that looked almost as old as the "ruins". We did see a great horned owl's nest though so it made the detour worth it.

Our next stop was Retlaw but on the way, we found a bunch of old abandoned farm buildings along the way. We spent some time exploring and photographing these and then hopped back in the car for the drive to Retlaw (which was named after some guy named Walter - get it?). Retlaw was a very cute little ghost town that someone had even put signs up explaining what the old ruins were! We explored to our hearts' content.

Then we definitely had to stop for lunch...and guess where we ended up!

The food was okay but be prepared to wait!

Even the dogs had fun...but I think they were scared by the ghosts in the church! :)


Stephanie V said...

Nice owl photo...

onecollie said...

oh my god, the owls!!!
Can you send me that photo???
Love the picture of Coulee running away from the church!!

Kim said...

I love the picture with the old water pump!

Sarah said...

wow that looks like a great way to spend a day!!!