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Trip Start Jul 24, 2007
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I was pretty obsessed with "getting to" Banff. Passing thru Calgary Jean said "Hey, look at that. It's the Olympic Park. We should take a picture". You could see the ski jumps and down hills and all that stuff right alongside the highway. "Yea,Yea"!. So there I was with coffee in one hand, a min-pin on my lap, the steering wheel in the other hand, and the camera in - well, you get the idea. Those digital cameras are pretty good at taking a picture out a side window at 60 mph.
We were soon off the plains of Sask.and into the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. We are now back to "WOW, look at that!!" We checked into a campground at Lake Louise Village
Monday proved to be a great day to visit Moraine and Louise. The week-end crowds were gone and we got an early start. It was a tad cool, about 40. The mountains, glaciers, and the color of the water were magnificant. We then drove over to the ski area. There wasn't anyone there either, probably due to the fact there wasn't any snow. For $25 each you could ride to the top to get a birds eye view of the ski runs. We passed on that. We could see them for free from the parking lot. I can't imagine strapping boards to my feet and throwing myself off a mountain top.
We left Lake Louise on Tuesday AM (18th) and drove to Radium Hot Springs
Our original plan was to loop back up to Jasper after Radium Hot Springs, but after listening to the weather report we decided to start heading south. It will be winter soon in the high country.
9/20. Crossed into the USA about 1PM today, and saw gasoline for $2.89/gallon.