Fifteen years in the planning and we have finally made the two hours and some extra minutes drive to Brooks Alberta.  Our purpose is to see the above ground Brooks Aqueduct which has not transported irrigation water to the arid prairies east of Brooks since 1979.  The building of this "river in the sky" was an engineering marvel in the early 1900s, and to this day its legacy still lives on.

There is plenty of self-guiding information for people to digest here, and the staff at the visitor centre are quite capable to answer any of your questions.

Sharon and I spent a leisurely three hours meandering about, and as the day approached dinner hour we drove back into Brooks' downtown to eat.  

Good Eats restaurant is where we ended up.  This Mom and Dad Chinese small business has been in Brooks since June of 2016, and has since developed a favourable reputation for good food at reasonable prices.  

Good Eats is located on the east side 2nd street, and about three doors up from 1st avenue.  If you just happen to drop in, we would suggest the Won Tong soup (lots of beef and veggies floating around), and a plate of Pork and Ginger dumplings.  Yummy. 

If your interest is stimulated a tad, you can visit these websites for more information:

Brooks Aqueduct

 City of Brooks       

Hope you enjoy the history lesson



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