Apr 27, 2017

Road trip

We left Kelowna about nine this morning along with the cold and snow covered hilltops.

Heading East our first stop was in Salmon Arm where we were surprised to discover a full service gas station complete with ties and white shirts.  We also stopped at the library to pick up some language learning CD’s.

We continued to head East.

The  weather was a mixed bag but we managed to catch some of the Rockies in their full glory.

The new camera appears to be a winner, many of these photos were taken through the windshield.

We missed getting a photo of the bear that we both saw standing on the train tracks as we sped towards Banff.

The female elk were more stationary.

Quite the long tongue.

We were so lucky to enjoy nature on this trip. We kept seeing and commenting on locations that we had stopped to walk and pee the girls over the years.  Good memories.

We truly had a mix of weather, sun, rain and then snow as we approached Banff.  Then back to sun but shortly after Canmore, perhaps mid way to Calgary we hit a snowstorm that left the highway slick with ice and strewn with car wrecks.  We could not believe what we saw in such a short stretch of highway, a wreck, spin outs and minor crashes.  The entire drive in the Calgary area was horrible not to mention yet another snow squall.

Tonight after 480 miles we are in Brooks, Alberta.  A long day which with very few pit stops we ended up being on the road for  10.5 hours.  We are both tired, the RV is much easier to drive 500 miles in than the Mercedes.

I’m sure that you are wondering why we are one a road trip. Tomorrow,  possibly all will be revealed.

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7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Road trip”

  1. Steve says:

    Beautiful pictures. It looks like your new camera might be a keeper.

  2. Sandie says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Hoping the wondering ends today.

  3. Safe driving! It seems winter as Decided to go right into May in many parts of Canada

  4. Dolores tanner says:

    I want a new camera that does more than basically point and shoot… yours looks like a good one!! Have always had Canon…. people do well with the Nikon too, such a decision..

  5. Debbie says:

    Another amazing place. Such a contrast

  6. chris says:

    Great pivs! Brings back memories of our trip through Canada. We need to do it again.

  7. Looks like the new camera is a winner! Love the Rocky mountains.


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