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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An Amazing Day On The Icefield Parkway

This day was blessed with a deep blue sky, not a cloud anywhere. I got my group going at 9am and we were heading straight over to Lake Louise. This place of all in Canada is sure holding a special place in my heart, and I will tell you why. When I was 15yrs old I was totally in love with Canada. And I had seen pictures of a beautiful lake in the Canadian Rockies – Lake Louise – !!
I read so much about it that I knew just about everything about the area. And when my  Dad build me a fiberglass kayak, I named it LAKE LOUISE. It was a head turner. For why would a boy call a boat in Germany after a Canadian Lake?

Well, my first visit to my dream place was in 1984, and here I am for a whole summer driving bus. A dream became true.

Now, I also screwed up today when I forgot to take my SR-card reader for the CANON with me. So here I am with some nice pics and can’t even upload them. I have a few taken with the phone but they don’t show what we saw today. But, like they say, there’s always another day…
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            Right at the Athabasca Glacier: another Ice Explorer

We concluded this terrific day with a family-style meal downtown.

20140429_194101As a driver, I even got a free extra ice cream. How’s that for good treatment?
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                                  At the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

DSC_0159_2And when I opened my email I saw a selfie of  Bea accompanied by a birthday cake, which she enjoyed at our neighbour’s place. Yes, she had her party and was invited for supper and coffee. I love those folks. When I phoned Bea early in the morning she told me that Molly had recognized my voice on the phone and had answered with a sad…little whine. “Come home Dad, please”.  I would be lying if I said, I wasn’t touched.

And WHAT on Earth is this: NORWEGIAN Elg Hound ON THE TABLE???

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Now, thanks for coming by again. Hopefully I’ll have the pics out tomorrow.

10 comments:

  1. Lordie, I have lived in Washington State most of my life and have never been to Lake Louise. I must get a passport and see this. Thanks for the great reminder. Will be looking forward to more pic....don't let me down.

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  2. We loved Lake Louise. So Beautiful. Joe liked Lake Maureen even more.

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  3. So glad you 're at your place of the heart--it's stunningly gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your pics.

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  4. Love the area went through there in 1975 camped in my tent trailer, awesome scenery.

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  5. The Icefields Parkway is an international treasure. Hope to be up these again this summer. It's jaw-dropping gorgeous, as is Lake Louise. Thanks for the post!

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  6. When we were at Lake Louise last year, it was the middle of May, and the Lake was still frozen over. Still beautiful though.

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  7. The ice explorer bus is awsome!

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  8. Lake Louise is on our list, that ice cream looked good.

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  9. Lake Louise is one of my very favorite spots. I have been there in the winter on a sky trip when the lake is completely frozen over. Last year I was able to visit there in the summer to enjoy the wonderful scenery.

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