Banff National Park – Banff, AB, Canada

After being spoiled and indulged aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, we disembarked at our final destination, Banff, a busy town within Banff National Park.  We didn’t bring Betsy here, planning instead to stop at Lake Louise later to meet up with friends.  So instead we extended our stay to three nights and rented a car for our explorations. Banff (pronounced “Banph”) is named after […]

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Vancouver to Banff, Canada

Rocky Mountaineer

As you may have noticed I’ve been absent from the blogosphere recently.  Once again, blogging and reading friend’s blogs must take a back seat.  Our days here in Alberta, Canada have been a marathon of fun, and tapping keys on the computer just hasn’t been happening 🙂 I’ve taken many pictures of the stunning Canadian Rockies for all to view and enjoy in my future […]

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A few days at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan

Moose on the loose

Several folks we talked to recently were surprised that we had planned a stop in Saskatchewan.  Their one-word question was always, “Why?”.  It seemed to be one of those places people think there’s not much to do, but we usually discover there is.  Maybe there aren’t spectacular activities or “in your face” beauty, but there’s always something to make us glad we stopped. In all honesty, one of […]

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A hidden crown jewel – Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Red Chairs

It’s always music to our ears when “Randy” (our Rand McNally GPS) announces we’re crossing a state border, but it’s even more exciting when we cross an international border. So it was as we entered Alberta at the Chief Mountain crossing, just north of Glacier NP. After answering questions such as “Did you bring firewood?”, “Where do you keep your gun?” and “How much alcohol […]

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