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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baniff National Park – Canada July 13, 2011

We sailed through Customs.  What a relief.  The horror stories of having to empty all containers, etc. did not happen to us.  I  say it is a combination of age and Kansas—they know there are good elder people there.

Not long after entering Canada, we entered Baniff National Park with an entry fee of $16.50 (Canadian) for a one-day pass. 

We are now parked at a Canadian National Park campground at Lake Louise.  Of course there is a lake, but it is also known for its ski slope.  The campground entry sign said, “full.”  My heart sank.  We decided to give it a try anyway.  Sure enough, there had been a cancellation so for $26.00 we have a place to sleep, which Dan is doing as I write.  Here in the park, we did not feel comfortable camping in a spot other than a campground. 

Dan and I discussed what made the mountains here different than the Rockies.  There are many more trees.  Actually, in most places, the trees are right up against a sheer straight up mountain.  It rained a little and a few clouds were lingering.  Here are my two pictures of the day. 

By the way, if you click on most of the pictures, they will be bigger.



(Morning) The days are getting longer as we go north. It was still twilight at 10:00 last night.  It was 52 degrees this morning.  Had to dig out the third blanket in the middle of the night.  Coffee is perked & the furnace is making it toasty.  Maybe Dawson Creek and the AlCan tonight.

1 comment:

  1. My experience with Ally driving to NS was that entering Canada was a breeze, but coming back to the states was a nightmare. We had to open every single container/suitcase/box/sack whatever and they confiscated antlers...broken ones.... they examined everything and were very grumpy rude. Those were are fellow Americans. The Canadians were great. Love your pictures and tales of travel. Thanks.