I am a planner, no, to be quite honest, when it comes to traveling, I am an over-planner, always having in my arsenal multiple alternatives when Plan A goes awry. As noted previously, we found ourselves at Lake Louise due to a lack of parking at Lake Moraine. “No problem,” I thought, “we can hike … More Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House Trail
Titled “Pigs Flying Out of Rubble,” this quirky mural is located in downtown Canmore. More interesting is the fact that it is the creation of Canmore’s mayor, John Borrowman. When asked what inspired him, he merely quoted Lewis Carroll: “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– … More Pigs Flying in Canada!
Although a little less intense in color, due to the vast, peaceful setting that I encountered, Lake Minnewanka was soon dubbed my favorite attraction. Located about 3 miles north of Banff, this glacier fed lake was named “Lake of the Spirits”, or “Mini-waki” by the Nakoda (Stoney) Tribe, an indigenous people who lived in the … More Another Turquoise Tuesday – Lake Minnewanka
Although yesterday’s photo was amazing, getting to Lake Moraine proved to be a bit challenging. A favorite destination at Banff National Park, its popularity has far outgrown its tiny parking lot. Knowing this ahead of time, we got up well before the crack of dawn, packed the camera gear and some snacks, and headed that … More Lesson Learned at Banff National Park
Lake Moraine, located in Banff National Park, is nothing short of spectacular. A common question many visitors have is, “Why is the water so blue?” According to WorldAtlas.com, when glaciers melt, over time, the water erodes rock. The sediment, known as rock flour, is so light that it is suspended on the surface of the lake. … More Turquoise Tuesday – Lake Moraine
We have been experiencing Summer’s last surge, with temps hovering in the mid 90’s for the past couple of weeks. It is OPPRESSIVE, so much so, that I’ve been daydreaming about what’s to come, hopefully optimistic that the beauty and cool, crispness of Fall is just around the corner!
They set out early about once a month – Dad, Son, Daughter – on a “Let’s Give Mom a Break Adventure.” Breakfast was usually involved: fluffy pancakes, thick, rich maple syrup, a strip or two of crisp bacon, and lots of coffee for Dad. Cracker Barrel was a favorite since it had the trifecta of … More Vibrant Confection
Canmore had its beginnings in the mining industry, but is now a bustling community that thrives on tourism. These beautiful words are found on a downtown sidewalk, a short poem recalling rich history that will not soon be forgotten.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but both Kurt and I have an affinity for all night drives. For me, the reason is quite simple, watching the world around me wake up!