September 5, 2012
We picked a great day to do nothing. We headed out to Canmore around 9am, under cloudy skies, looking for a coffee shop for breakfast. Did I mention that the temps were in the thirties? The car doesn’t like this weather and we had to use the seat warmers for the first time in many years. We found this great place for cappuccino and out of this world pastries. We took a short hike, walked around town for awhile, did some shopping and settled on a nice place for lunch, that did soup and sandwiches. The food and service was really great. The car and the bikes needed a bath, so it was off to the car wash. It hasn’t rained for forty days and forty nights. We pulled out of the car wash and it started raining and hasn’t stopped. Go figure! We drove over to Banff and walked around town for awhile. Once again, nice place but everything is overpriced. A bottle of wine you can get in Florida for $7.99 was $15.00 and that doesn’t include the taxes. We left Banff empty handed and decided to stop at our new favorite watering hole, The Last Call. We had two more of those fantastic Canadian drafts and watched some tennis. We are now back at Delta lodge and it is still raining. Maybe if I wash the car again it will stop. It’s funny, you sit at the bar and listen to the conversations and it’s the same discussions you have back home. Taxes, guns, medical coverage and those nasty politicians are the topics of the day, along with sports and could I please have another beer, please. Anyway, it was another fun filled day and we are looking forward to our last day in the Canadian Rockies. Almost forgot, Annette saw a bear today but we were going too fast to get a picture. If you don’t get the picture, does it really count?
Bob and Annette