Monday, August 4, 2008

New to me...

Chinook (pronounced shinook in these parts): warm air that comes over the mountains from the more temperate British Columbia and warms the prairies during winter. I welcome any chinooks that choose to float this way!

Ski Doo, pronouced sk'doo. I think I would have known this was a snowmobile had it been pronouced skee doo. And you wear your sk'doo suit when you're riding your sk'doo, out on frozen Lake Sylvan during the winter festival in the sk'doo races. I don't know about the sk'doo racing, but I'll give the ice fishing a shot.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Really - that's the name of the town. It's in southern Alberta, and, according to the internet, is one of the best preserved buffalo jumps in North America.
** Correction: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a historical site, not an actual town.**

Medicine Hat. Located in the badlands of Alberta. I thinks it's cool that we live an hour away from something called "the badlands". We don't live an hour away from Medicine Hat, but we live an hour away from Drumheller, which is also in the badlands. I hope to go to Drumheller soon, because they have a great dinosaur museum there, among other dinosaur-related stuff. Lots of dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in the badlands!!


Kacee said...

Sounds like something that happens to you after too much partying in New York state.

So are you going to be a bada** in the badlands?

Derek said...

It's also know as a snowmobile. Now that your spending time in Canada you are going to have to familiarize yourself with Stompin' Tom Connors.