June 19th. Today was an incredible trip down the Icefields Parkway, through Jasper and Banff National Parks. We took the old highway from just south of Jasper to Athabasca Falls, Alberta 93A. Through the icefields, past countless glaciers and breathtaking, incredible, rugged, thesaurus-emptying scenery.
June 17, 2016 – A sample of Jasper, AB architecture, part 2. There are lots of big, clean public restrooms in Jasper, like the one below. Larra said to make sure I include this info because more cities need to do the same.Read More
Jasper, Alberta – I was taking photos of a church this afternoon when a construction worker walks across the street and comes up to me. I thought he was a firefighter, with his heavy yellow coat and pants with reflective tape, his helmet, face shield and heavy gloves. He says, “I’m working on that building […]
This morning as I walked past the legion hall in Jasper, Alberta, I saw a raven attacking his reflection in the window. I laughed and continued on. After I walked around the block I saw that he was still fighting with himself. I then realized that I had a camera built into my cell phone, […]Read More
Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16. We started out Wednesday morning in Surrey, near Vancouver. Drove up Fraser Canyon through Hell’s Gate and Cache Creek to Kamloops, then up through Clearwater to Jasper, Alberta, and Jasper National Park. On Saturday we drove up Maligne Canyon to Maligne Lake, and back to Jasper.Read More
June 16, 2016 – “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard Now we were gaining some elevation, and the mountain peaks started to be impressive. I’d been in Vancouver long enough that […]
June 16, 2016 – Day Two: Kamloops, British Columbia to Jasper, Alberta, Canada. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain This morning we left out of Kamloops in a blaze of sunshine. We headed north out of town, following the railroad tracks and the Thompson River. […]Read More