Monthly Archives: October 2016

Days 8 & 9 homeward bound

Monday, 3 October, was our last day in Alberta.  After we checked out of the hotel, we went for a ride on the Lake Louise Gondola.  At first, I didn’t want to go as I thought it would be so … Continue reading

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Day 7: Takakaw falls

Day 7: Day trip to Takakaw  falls. No sketches again today, just photos. On the way, we stopped at the Spiral Tunnels view point.  “As trains snake their way up to the Kicking Horse Pass and the continental divide, they … Continue reading

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Day 6: Back to Banff

It’s 1 October. Himself wasn’t interested in doing much that day.  He was happy to stay in the room to read and listen to podcasts. I decided to go back to Banff to do some sketching.  First, I walked through … Continue reading

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Day 5: Icefield Parkway

This is day five, 30 September. We took Highway 93, the Icefield Parkway, to the Athabasca Glacier Forefield. It is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage, which includes 4 national and 2 provincial parks.  We took many … Continue reading

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Day 4: day trip to Banff

We drove the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Banff.  We took several scenic turn outs.  I did a sketch at the Castle Cliffs. Our first stop just outside of Banff was the Cave and Basin hot springs, which was Canada’s … Continue reading

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Day 4: Lake Louise

We arrived at Lake Louise on Tuesday night.  First thing the next morning, we we went out to Lake Louise and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.  Impressively large hotel but a rather plain facade. Himself walked as far as he … Continue reading

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Day 3: to Lake Louise

Day 3: moving on to Lake Louise in Alberta. Prior to checking out of our hotel, I did a quick sketch of the view from the window with the autumn colors on the trees. We stopped at Tim Horton’s for … Continue reading

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Day 2: exploring Kamloops

After the long drive, Himself wanted to sleep in the next morning (26 Sept).  I was awake early and decided to explore Kamloops.  I found the post office to get some post card stamps.  Driving around the town, I found … Continue reading

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Day 1: first leg

Day 1: first leg to Kamloops, BC, Canada We left on our trip to Canada at about 10 am on Sunday, 25 September.  Our first goal was the 5.5 hour drive to Kamloops, BC.  This took us into the Rockies.  … Continue reading

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I’m baaaack

If you’ve wondered why I’ve not posted in several days, it’s because I’ve been on a bit of a vacation.  Himself and I drove 1700+ miles to Banff, Alberta, Canada and back since Sunday, 25 September.  We’re back today. Over … Continue reading

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