September 4, 2012
We started out early again this morning. We originally thought about passing on the Columbian Ice Fields in Jasper National Park, due to the distance. But what the heck, its vacation time so off we went. We made a stop on the way in Banff National Park, to get our picture taken at Lake Louise. I was beginning to think we were the only people in the world without a picture of this special place. The setting was beautiful but I have to say, after traveling around this area, there are many beautiful lakes with mountains in the background. The drive t through the Ice Fields was just over the top. You could stop every ten minutes and take pictures. When we finally arrived at the Columbian Ice Fields and Athabasca Glacier, it was a little disappointing. There had to be 30 buses in the parking lot and you couldn’t even move in the lodge. Everything was overpriced and the food was cafeteria style. Seeing the glacier was worth the trip but I wouldn’t rush back. The same with Lake Louise, you have bus loads of people all scrambling to get that one picture. I guess you check that off your bucket list and move on. We thought about staying overnight at one of the lodges, instead of driving all the way back to Delta Lodge but for 200 dollars for a small room with no view, we decided to drive the extra two hours and return to home base. So here we are back at Delta Lodge. This really is a great place. It’s a little off the beaten path but the setting and services are great. Things are a little price here verses Florida but they have a captive audience. Tomorrow looks like a down day and some much needed relaxation. We might just go into Canmore or Banff and spend the day doing nothing but poking around. You have to
E-mail Annette and ask her how much her one shot martini was. It did come with olives at no extra charge. One other strange thing, you can get you steak rare but you can’t get your hamburger well done. That’s a federal law in all of Canada. It’s the same cow, just a different part. Just saying! Back to the room for a good night’s sleep and no early wakeup call.
Bob and Annette