Being Tourists

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On Monday, we became Joe tourist. Cameras out and taking in the sights. We left our campground early to get on the road to Banff and Lake Louise. Here’s our “tourist photo’s!

These photo’s are just traveling down the road into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. All majestic views.

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Waterfall
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Across the river, we saw this. It’s a cement plant.
Bridge for wildlife to cross the freeway
Bridge for wildlife to cross the freeway

 

Entering Banff National Park. Paid $8.xx each for the day
Entering Banff National Park. Paid $8.xx each for the day

 

 

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Us in front of the Banff sign. Had a hard time getting the camera set on the car and we used the timer. Not a great shot!

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Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church

 

DSC00374I took this photo because of the cross walk. I have never seen this in action before but when the light is red for traffic, all traffic stops, and one can cross the street 6 different ways and one of those ways is diagonally across the street – corner to corner.

Information center
Information center

 

We went to a jewelry store to exchange US dollars for Canadian. We were told “the best exchange in town.” They actually gave us better rates than our bank which told us they use the “retail” value.

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Banff  town center
Banff town center

 

We were hungry by the time we got to Lake Louise. All restaurants were busy and we looked around and found one that wasn’t. Red flag. I had a burger and FF and couldn’t eat the hamburger. Dale had a chicken sandwich and FF and he choked it down. In the end we paid CA $42.00 for lunch. Don’t recommend the place at all. But…..when we walked up to the lake….WOW!

Morgan and Dale
Morgan and Dale

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Before we got to the boardwalk at the lake, 3 bus loads of people descended. It was hard to get a photo without someone else in it!

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lake louise pano

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It was a cloudy day so the mountains off in the distance we not easy to see. A sunny day – fantastic I bet.

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Hotel
A selfie!
A selfie!

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We had a wonderful day together – the 3 of us. Good walks, beautiful scenery. Life is really GOOD!  We truly saw evidence of God our creator.

 

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4 thoughts on “Being Tourists

    Gvd said:
    June 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Those crosswalks are called “scrambles”. Big in Europe and some in East coast. Cool new blob

      Gwen responded:
      June 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks for the info. Scramble is a great word for what happens when the lights turn red and the cars come to a stop! Welcome!

    Jeannine Bartholomew said:
    June 17, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Love all the pictures! It’s been a long time since we were there. Thanks for sharing with us. Keep having fun. We’re heading to Pasco, & then Denver, for geocaching! We’ll be back for the big meeting ! Blessings dear friends.

      Gwen responded:
      June 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Have a awesome time. Safe travels. Love ya.

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