October 29, 2015

3 Pears

Pears are one of my favorite fruits.  I especially love making salads with the red pears - so beautiful and tasty too.  Tonight one of these sweet things will be served with our dinner :-)

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October 27, 2015

home again

We had a lovely trip to Banff.  I can hardly believe we've been home one week already.  Tackling the process of culling through what seems like a thousand photos has been a challenge.  I've got many hours ahead of me deleting the "what was I thinking" photos; categorizing, editing...you get the idea.

We flew into Calgary and rented a car to drive to Banff.  Banff is a small town.  It's surrounded by glorious mountains, lakes, rivers - everywhere one turns there is something beautiful to see.

A view from one of the numerous hiking trails

I don't know what kind of a tree this is - the berries are a glorious red and against a blue and white sky - oh my!

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October 18, 2015

1A and more...

A cool, cloudy morning with a hint of rain - we decided to drive up Rte. A1 for a look see. 

Baker Creek

Back in Banff to visit Cave and Basin National Historic site.

Cave and one of several hot springs

 Lower boardwalk along marsh land


Glaciers and more...

We had a wonderful adventure in Jasper National Park.

Vehicle which took us to Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier

Glacier Skywalk - amazing views all around

Glorious blue waters of Peyto Lake

While looking for a parking space on the street, we found this bull elk grazing on the grass in a churchyard right behind our hotel in Banff!

October 16, 2015

Up, Up and Away

We rode the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain - walking up tons of stairways to Sanson Peak, the highest point on the mountain.  The views were absolutely spectacular.  We were blessed with relatively warm morning - in the 40s when we reached the top.  By the time we got to the base again, it was closer to the high 50s.

Banff Gondola

 Stairways leading to summit

View from the top

Picnic lunch at Lake Minnewanka

We finally saw some wildlife and they mooned us!

October 15, 2015

Banff and Lake Louise

Enjoying this trip so much.   The weather could not be better!   We walked the Bow Falls Trail this morning.

Wildlife on the trail :-)

Bow Falls

We drove up to Lake Louise - plan to return another day when we have more time to hike.

October 14, 2015

Banff, Alberta, Canada

After a day of travel, we arrived a the international airport at Calgary.  We rented a car and drove toBanff.  The weather is glorious - cold, but clear skies and a light breeze.

We hiked the Tunnel Mountain Trail this morning.  Lunch in town.  Walked over the Bow River Bridge where Banff Avenue ends.  Here are views from each side of the bridge.

Needless to say, we're having a great time.