Monday, October 09, 2006

Banfffff




Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I have not fallen off the face of the earth, and I am happy to report that the cold I had is gone. I did not pass away.

So here are a few photos of our trip. Canada was wonderful. We drove to Kelowna first, which has a marvelous yarn shop, as well as a pretty cool farmer's market on Wednesdays, and, being in the heart of the Okanogan, has some wineries, too. :-) We loved Gray Monk. Definitely have to go back.

After a couple of days in Kelowna, we drove to Banff & stayed at the National Park. Very nice facilities for trailer or RV, but no cable TV or WiFi. How spoiled am I? So many places do have that now. Anyway, we saw a bear along the side of the road, several mountain sheep, and elk. And mountain peaks everywhere. Glaciers. Lakes with glacial melt, making the water brilliant blue/green & opaque. Stunning.


We took the gondola up Sulphur Mountain in Banff, and climbed to the very top where the view was incredible. We wandered the Banff Springs Hotel, read about its history, & admired the kilts of the hotel staff. We visited Lake Louise and wandered the grounds of the hotel there. Took lots of photos.

I'm still playing catch-up with the laundry, and trying to get back into the swing of meetings & the upcoming Whatcom Weavers' Guild Show & Sale, so I'll have to cut this short for tonight. Enjoy the pictures!

5 Comments:

Blogger Sue said...

Beautiful!!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Jiggledy said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous, Yvonne. Makes me want to go!-D2

8:41 AM  
Blogger Lavendersheep said...

Wow! Your pictures are gorgeous!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Beautiful place -- Thanks for sharing the pics!

4:40 PM  

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