The Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, which straddles western Saskatchewan and eastern Alberta, is a verdant area rich in animal and plant life, including large groves of pine trees and a healthy population of mountain lions. It is also the site of an Indian massacre that occurred in 1873 and, subsequently, the establishment of an outpost for the Mounties — Fort Walsh — to bring some order to what was a rugged and lawless area. While walking near the reconstructed fort I met one of the Park’s workers, Dave Trimmer. Came to find out he was born in the same hospital — in Danbury, CT — as my younger son, Brian. How’s that for “small world “!?!