The Bunkhouse

The Adventure to MacDuff – Vulcan, Kananaskis and the Bunkhouse

Four long years we have been wanting a dog, and finally the day has come!  As we start out on our journey to southern Alberta at 5am, I take a sip of my coffee and look around.  Black, nothing but the stars.  We are on our way. Since the journey would be a five hour trip one way, we decided to split it up into two days and explore southern Alberta before picking up MacDuff.  We hiked up Prairie Mountain in Kananaskis. Prairie Mountain is a  4 km, straight up, no switch backs mountain with a panorama view of the mountains, prairies, and Calgary. What a great way to see southern Alberta!  But, oh man, did we work for this view!


After that, on our way to the bunkhouse (a suite we found on Air B&B)  near Vulcan where we were staying that night, we stopped at Chinook Meadery for a few samples (Check them out here).  If you get a chance to go there PLEASE try the buckwheat mead, it’s like nothing else you have ever tried!  Making our way to the bunkhouse that evening was wonderful.  Nothing but flat prairies, wind turbines and wheat filled the fields, and in the distance the mountains of Kananaskis.

Albertan Fields
Albertan Fields

Finally, our journey ended that night at the bunkhouse with our gracious host Diane.  We had a beautiful farm, great view, comfy bed, and Diane even made us farm fresh eggs in the morning!  What a beautiful way to transition from this part of our lives to the next.

Welcome to the bunkhouseWelcome to the bunkhouse
Welcome to the bunkhouse
Cat at the Bunkhouse
Cat at the Bunkhouse

Finally, the next morning we were on our way to pick up MacDuff.  Our travels took us right through Vulcan, and as great Star Trek fans, we had to stop for some tourist-y shots!



So after the stop at the gift shop to pick up some magnets, we made our way down to Prairie Sky to pick up MacDuff! I really couldn’t wait to meet him <3



2 thoughts on “The Adventure to MacDuff – Vulcan, Kananaskis and the Bunkhouse”

  1. We recently went to the Scottie charity ( ) Christmas fayre and it was lovely to see so many scotties, about 30 in one room . It was at times rather noisy when one barked they all joined in maybe earplugs would have been a good idea. I donated some gifts to the raffle and tombola to help raise funds to continue the good work of the charity. I think your little fella might have been a bit overwhelmed by all the dogs. It was a lot of fun there were little competitions like the waggiest tail, the cutest face and fancy dress. A nice way to spend an afternoon.🐾

    1. That sounds like it would be a great time. MacDuff only has one other Scottie friend, and she is a little tough on him! I think he would want some more, even if he was overwhelmed!

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