“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller
Virginia’s Canadian Rockies adventure continues from where we left off yesterday, arriving by Rocky Mountaineer train in Jasper National Park. Tour buses, a hired car, hiking shoes and more memory makers filled our Rocky Mountaineer tour of Canada’s National Parks in Alberta. From my stay-at-home armchair to yours, here are glimpses of what we experienced…
On a warm summer’s day we encountered a snow storm riding in an Ice Explorer up to the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefields. Zipping up our raincoats (padded with layers of shirts underneath) Dwight and I scurried out onto the glacier.
Our Rocky Mountaineer tour took us to this posh place with grand views of Lake Louise from our windows (that continued ’til 10:00 at night!) Instead of laying out for fancy dinners, we ate at a pub type place and splurged on an Afternoon Tea reservation.
Enjoying delectable tea and treats in the elegant dining room overlooking Lake Louise is an experience we’ll never forget.
Our Rocky Mountaineer bus tour ended in the town of Banff, but we tacked on five more days to explore more places with a hired car (and our hiking shoes.)
grace, peace & armchair adventures
Virginia : )
“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour, if only we will tune in.” George Washington Carver