Thursday, August 6, 2015

2015-08-06 Bow River’s Edge Campground.

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. 20150804_123926. 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.20150804_12111120150804_123251.


Yesterday, 8/5, we drove the 48 miles to Banff, AB for the day. 2015-08-05 Banff, AB.  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. 2015-08-05 Banff, AB. After lunch we drove to the Cave and the Basin. These mineral springs were the original location and start of Canada’s National Parks. 2015-08-05 Banff, AB2015-08-05 Banff, AB2015-08-05 Banff, AB. This hole in the roof was the original entry into the cave. 2015-08-05 Banff, AB. This was an interesting view of the sun, rain clouds and mountains. 2015-08-05 Banff, AB. Our next stop was a view of the Bow River Falls. 2015-08-05 Banff, AB, Bow River Falls.  Then we drove back through Banff 2015-08-05 Banff, AB, past CA-1 to the manmade Lake Minnewanka loop. 2015-08-05 Banff, AB, Lake Minnewanka2015-08-05 Banff, AB, Lake Minnewanka.


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.