Mordor was so-so, but those Alberta tar sands… Man, what a great trip!
Via Treehugger, we learn from Explore Alberta of a major new resort hotel built beside the tailing pond where you wake in the morning to the sound of propane cannons, then you can go “tailing sailing” (don’t fall in!) and “diversion surfin’” (on the 92 billion gallons of fresh water used by the tar sands each year). Alberta used to have a reputation for being cold, but they say don’t worry, the tar sands pump out so much greenhouse gas that it will soon be warm all year round. The kids will love playing in the tar sands, it sticks together nicely and builds great, waterproof castles!