Monday, July 23, 2018

Leaving Jasper

*Blog Note: Due to technical difficulties ;), I'm quite behind!  We came home from our amazing trip last summer to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies with thousands of photos.  And when we imported them they downloaded in quadruplicate and all out of order.  Sorting through them is a bit daunting, but I've set aside some time this summer to try to catch up on blogging because there are too many memories that we don't want to forget.  

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A Photo Journal series from our trip to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
We woke up to a beautiful morning at the Fairmont in Jasper, Canada.

We grabbed breakfast at eight at Fitzhugh's coffee shop and then got ready to go paddle boarding and paddle boating.

The lake was crystal clear--so clear that we could see our shadows on the bottom--just like in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (which we had recently read).  While we were on the water, a bald eagle soared just over our heads and landed in a tree at the edge of the lake.  We watched fish swimming deep in the water.  And we got close (respectfully) to calling loons.

T had made the lake look so refreshing the night before, that J and I decided to give it a go, too.  It was freezing!  (Then we all warmed up in the swimming pool.)

We grabbed lunch downtown before heading back down the Icefields Parkway.  

Distant forest fires made the sky hazy.

We saw three black bears on the way.
(At 1:45pm.)
 (And 4:50pm.)

We also got to spot some far away mountain goats with the help of some expert goat-spotters who had stopped, too.

They're almost as hard to spot in these pictures as they were in real life.  In the pictures below, in nearly the center of the picture there is an upside triangle of green grass--the white goat is on the right of the trees in the triangle in the first photo.  In the second photo, it has moved to the left of the trees.  It keeps moving left and in the final white goat photo, you can see a second smaller goat behind it. :)

We popped back into the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge for souveniers just before they closed.  (I grabbed a wildflower identification book. ;))

Before heading to our hotel, we stopped back into the Fairmont at Lake Louise for dinner at Alpine Social.  It was still so bright, hot and sunny at 6:30pm.
 (Their first Shirley Temple.)
(Fairview Mountain.)

(An old IBM clock.)

We drove back to our hotel in Canmore along the Bow Valley Parkway and stopped to take pictures of the clouds.

We went to bed excited for the next day and our drive to Glacier National Park back in Montana.

Glacier National Park/Canadian Rockies Trip Posts

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