Monday, 8/3, We continued north on CA-93 until we reached CA-1 in the West of Banff, BC. Then we started east along CA-1 to Cochrane, AB which is just a few Km’s north on CA-22. We are now in Mountain Daylight Time for the first time since March. The only problem we are having with Bow River’s Edge CG is that its free Wi-Fi, which is limited to 24 hours, is next to useless and I am too cheap to pay for Wi-Fi. So, for the next week, we will be checking our devices at Visitor Centers and places like Tim Horton’s.
Tuesday morning, 8/4, we drove the 20 some Km’s to Calgary’s “Tuscany” Light Rail Commuter Station. Tuscany is the station furthest west on CA-1A. Calgary’s commuter rail system was built in the median of CA-1A until it had to run down city streets. Some very nice young ladies gave us directions, and we got off at the Center Street station leaving us only a block walk to the Visitor Center at the Calgary Tower. We checked email and Facebook at the Visitor Center, got great sightseeing information, and then went looking for a place for lunch along Stephen Avenue Walk. . We walked up and down reading menus and chose an Irish grill and bar. We started with Guinness battered onion rings followed by bowls of Irish (lamb) Stew, and of course I had a pint of Guinness..
Yesterday, 8/5, we drove the 48 miles to Banff, AB for the day. . While in Banff, we got our Friday tickets for a tour of Lake Louise (I won’t have to drive past Banff), had lunch at the Elk and Oarsman, and listened to some young Marimba players. . After lunch we drove to the Cave and the Basin. These mineral springs were the original location and start of Canada’s National Parks. . This hole in the roof was the original entry into the cave. . This was an interesting view of the sun, rain clouds and mountains. . Our next stop was a view of the Bow River Falls. . Then we drove back through Banff , past CA-1 to the manmade Lake Minnewanka loop. .
That was enough for one day. On the way back to the House in Cochrane, AB, we stopped at Tim Horton’s for coffee, do-nuts, and a chance to catch up on the internet.
Hubs, and type at you later.