Since I last wrote I have been to the beautiful Canadian Rockies.
After a lovely evening in Calgary it was time to head west.
We made short stops in the picturesque villages of Banff and Lake Louise to pick up some postcards, wine, and hiking snacks at the little grocery, then were on our way.
The real treasure was our next stop, the Emerald Lake Lodge. Our home for the next several days.
Beside the lodge, where delicious meals are served, there are cabins. They are situated down a little dirt road (no cars allowed). Each is divided into four or fewer units.
We had a balcony overlooking the lake from the second floor and a fireplace prepared for our evening and morning fires. At night we could leave the door open and listen to the haunting loon calling for his companion.
Our first day we ventured up to Hamilton Lake. The description in our hiking book included the word grim. Yes, the constant rise in elevation was grim, but the views were not.
After four magnificent nights at the Emerald Lake Lodge (and a visit with our Florida neighbors, who just happened to stop by:) we made our way to the Columbia Icefields north toward Jasper.
The drinking water at our hotel, the Glacier View Inn, was unfiltered from the glacier.
We were basically staying in the “Discovery Center”. This was where we caught the bus to meet the crawler that would take us to the glacier.
It was all terrific.
The first tv we saw was here in our hotel room. After a digital detox of five days we decided we wouldn’t interrupt the tranquility with any news. If there was something we needed to know it would find its way to our ears.
Sadly we had to return to our real world. The drive back was filled with majestic sights at every turn.
The memories are instilled in my heart. If I forget anything I can always refer to the 564 pictures for a reminder. By the way all of these were taken with my iphone, many from a moving car.