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June 25, 2010

Vacation! Day 2: Banff

Filed under: Photography,Travel — brick @ 7:30 pm
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We took the early morning drive from Calgary to Banff and decided to go straight to Lake Louise and get our bearings. The beautiful Rocky Mountains that were growing as we got closer were incentive to mash the gas.

Snow Capped

Park Entrance

Scenery 1

Scenery 2

This was one of the most enjoyable drives of my life. The scenery and the weather was just perfect. Rocky Mountains and blue sky all around. We got to Lake Louise and couldn’t believe how blue the water was.

Toothpicks

Lake Louise Guard

Gleaming

Lucy at the Lake

Converge

We got our fill and headed to the hotel in Banff to check in. We stayed at the Rimrock Resort and Spa and was situated on the side of Sulphur Mountain, overlooking much of the town as well as the surrounding Rockies. Every room had a view and the mountain was so steep, you have to go down to get to your floor from the lobby. We got cleaned up and headed into town for some food and fine spirits. We found the local Irish Pub and there was a live band playing acoustic Incubus, Journey, and Bon Jovi. One word….heaven.

Sunset Banff

Zoom

Banff Ave

The best thing about the hotel, was the free bus service up and down the mountain into town. No need to fight traffic, parking, or flip a coin to determine who was the DD.

Bus Stop

Stretch

Blur

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