Travelogue ~ It was still raining when I got to Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park. Eventually, sun rays peaked through the clouds. I stopped long enough to eat lunch at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. A castle on the shores of the glacier lake. If you like flowers, you’ll go nuts [...]
Travelogue ~ On the last leg of the Great Alaskan Adventure–heading down the midwestern states to New Orleans, before heading home to Vegas. We swung by Graceland (Memphis, TN) on the way to N’Orleans. $10 parking, $30 initial fee. They charge extra for each floor and some private areas. Said ‘no thanks’ and turned around. [...]
We spent a little bit of time in Banff, but it rained–alot! The RV park in Banff is situated right next to beautiful apartments. Banff has many, many of little villages. It’s no wonder they got selected to host the Winter Olympics. The town itself sits down in the valley a little ways. You can ride your bike around town and to the villages very easily.
Travelogue ~ Canadians are very tolerent people for being ex-Britians! They apparently had a lot of experience dealing with the “K-becs,” who wanted to keep French (not English) their native language. So, when the native americans wanted similar recognition, the cannocks obliged. Most tribes are still very poor, however. I visited several First Nations sites. An [...]
Travelogue ~ I drove to the top of Mt. Revelstoke on a switchback road, 30 miles long. Awesome view of the valley. That’s the Kicking Horse River, a powerful one, that continues to cut through the mountains. The drive up yielded many, many autumn colors. Not too many flowers, however. At the very top of [...]
Travelogue ~ This valley was very strange. It had uplifts on BOTH sides of the valley. It was like a huge mesa got chopped iin the middle! There were plenty of places to pull over and snap photos when the sun came out. Mountains seem to appear out of nowhere when clouds suddenly disappeared. I [...]