Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Trip Part 2

On Tuesday night we had a delicious cook out. Mike roasted our hot dogs over the fire and after dinner, we all roasted marshmellows and ate smores.

Wednesday was such a warm, sunny day. We drove to Lake Louise which is about 1 1/2 hours by car.

First stop was the gondola at Lake Louise. Unfortunately it was not working the day we arrived, but we did get to see two grizzly bears. The two brown spots under the ski slope are a mother grizzly bear and her cub. It looked much better with binoculars! There was a very enthusiastic Japanese tourist who attempted to make contact with the grizzlys by running up the slope towards them, but he was stopped by staff very quickly.

Beautiful Lake Louise!

Brr! That's cold even on a hot sunny day!

Relaxing after a cup of tea and some dessert inside the hotel at the lake.

Still lots of snow along the parking lot.

Our neighbors son loves trains, so we stopped at this train depot outside of Lake Louise.

Spotted another mountain goat on the ride home. We also saw lots of rams, as well.

Millie putting on a performance at the bed and breakfast.

It's Friday and today my angel turned 5 years old!

We went into Golden to ride the gondola to the top of the ski slope. Notice that it is nice and green outside....

...just a few minutes later and it starts to get pretty snowy the higher we go. We rode right over Boo the grizzly bears sanctuary. He had escaped right before we arrived in Canada, but park authorities found him just a few days later.

At the top of the mountain!

This was such a delicious lunch we had at the Eagle's Eye restaurant located 7,700 feet on the mountaintop. Just look at that view!

Happy Birthday Millie!

Blowing out her candles.

Digging in to a delicious vanilla ice cream treat.

Going back down the mountain.

There was a little playground at the bottom of the ski slope, so we all had fun playing and climbing and jumping.

I have just a few more photos I will post from Millie's birthday dinner and our camping trip in Canada...stay tuned..

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