Our excellent grid road map keeps us going in circles, or perhaps I should say oddly shaped rectangles. Range Roads (RR) and Township Roads (TWP) make for an enjoyable few hours that quite often end up being four our five hours and two or three hundred miles.
In an attempt to travel in a broader swath, we went in search of some reading material that not only provides driving directions, but includes information of interest, places to see and stops along the way.
Back Roads of Southern Alberta by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey is a good addition to any traveler's library. It should be noted that Southern Alberta, in this book, encompasses Edmonton to the U. S. border.
In her introduction, the author describes her book as being “designed to give you an awareness of some of the famous and infamous citizens, the natural and man made attractions, the stories and humour of the hamlets, villages, towns and cities of the rest of Alberta, and to get you started on your own explorations and discoveries.”
We have travelled through many of the areas she describes and we are looking forward investigating more of the suggestions found in this compact 142 page book.
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