Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Last night we stopped for dinner at the Wolf Den restaurant on 9th Street in Golden. This restaurant belongs on the TV show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives … now it’s not a drive-in and no it’s not a dive 🙂 Hubby had a burger that would be a shoe in for this show! The Gringo Burger is a 6 oz prime rib beef patty with jalapenos, avocado, Monterey jack cheese and roasted red peppers all folded into a flour tortilla and deep fried before being tucked inside a crispy bun with lettuce, tomato, salsa, and sour cream and all for $15.99 which included, for hubby, a nice side salad!

I had a Cobb salad, which was also very good … this is definitely a stop you should make … not to mention the building itself has a lot of character.

There are many times when I realize how grateful I am that we have moved on from a tent and tent trailer to a hard sided RV, but never more than last night when the storm that hit our hometown so severely yesterday caught up with us! The rain came down, the thunder cracked loudly and the lightning was bright and close … and the campground was full of unfortunate people in tents … boy do I feel for them. There were some very soggy people out this morning.

And here is one critical item I didn’t mention about this campground in yesterday’s blog …. the trains! They are loud and run all night 😦

We had a lazy morning and then hooked up Maxx to head off to Calgary, only a three hour drive from Golden so it fits into our maximum driving time 🙂

We started our drive into the Rocky Mountains, and I must say I have missed driving through real mountains during our travels south.

Below is a picture of Field, B.C. which I think is a very pretty town nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains and at the side of the Kicking Horse River … although I don’t think I would want to live there, it looks too cold and wet for me.

Here are a few more pics of the Rocky Mountains. I promise these will be the last mountain shots for a while.


Lake Louise, Alberta Ski Hill

Shortly after we crossed into Alberta the wind picked up and hubby was really feeling Maxx being pushed around. I didn’t realize just how windy it was until we stopped at a rest stop for lunch and I found I could barely make it from the truck to Maxx because the wind was pushing me around. Our plan was to spend the night in Calgary but when we stopped at Costco in Calgary the wind was even stronger so we decided to carry on to Red Deer. For two days in a row we have broken our three-hour maximum driving rule … what rebels we are 🙂

So tonight we are settled in at Westerner RV Park, which is very nice, and we have full hook-up. We did try to get into the Lions RV Park by the river but all they had was overflow with no hook-ups for $29.00 a night which wasn’t very appealing for a space in a big parking lot … and actually their regular spots didn’t look that great either.

Until next time …


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