The following photos are from the first few days of my trip. This time was mostly spent with the men (distant cousins) from Norway.
By the way - we are relatives. The first woman of my family on our family farm Nedre Havn was Rannei Skjenna born about 1760. We are relatives for sure - but a bit remote. - Arne Jorgen Ronningen
|Trip to Medicine Hat|
|The first verse of Eric Clapton’s Alberta captures my sentiments…|
|Over the Drumheller area. The view was spectacular. This area really needs to be seen from both the air and the ground to get a good feeling for the geology.|
|Driving down to Medicine Hat. I took a whole pile of photos but none of them really captured the vastness of the land. I love the wide open spaces. The drive is a few hours but it flew by. Mom and I talked and talked, and I gawked out the windows savouring the views.|
|The moon coming up over Alberta. |
|Gas City Campground|
Nice campground right in Medicine Hat. It is about 10 minutes from Graham’s house so will be a good base for next summer’s visit.
|The three Norwegians at Elkwater.|
We had a wonderful visit – it was great to get to know these distant cousins of ours, and especially the current owner of Skjenna. He clearly loves the place and is doing much to restore and preserve the buildings and land. It is a designated historical property. I saw Skjenna once when I was a little girl… someday I’d like to see it again.
Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul - Edvard Munch