I first started chatting with Travel Alberta about putting together a trip at the beginning of the year. I was captivated by photos I had seen of the province’s famous Badlands and knew that I just had to see them in person. So when they asked me if I wanted to come for a visit, I couldn’t say no. Add to that the promise of a great road trip, the likes of which I have been itching to do, and it all sounded like the perfect trip. Now that I’m back I’ll be sharing in great detail what I saw and did and what makes Southern Alberta tick, at least from my point of view. But before I start editing photos in earnest and over-analyzing my thoughts, I wanted to share my very first, unedited opinions about a Western style road trip through Southern Alberta.