Monday, September 17, 2012

Vancouver Victoria and beyond

We have been travelling and have found some beauty in Vancouver, Victoria, Merritt, Golden and stops in between.. We are now back in Banff where we visited the Banff Springs Hotel and stayed another night in the city.

Pictures are on Picasa:



Radium Hot Springs

Banff Springs Hotel

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Clearwater and Kelowna

We travelled to Clearwater where we stayed in a resort off the main road. I really mean; off. It was a dirt road, fine the first day because it was dry, but the second day it had rained and got very muddy. However, our accommodation at the Alpine Meadows resort was worth the drive. It was on several acres of land if not hundreds. There were several cottages that were likely built in the last 2 - 3 years. The property had a lake, hot tub and picnic and bbq areas.

We left the following morning and went about 10 km. in the mud to a river crossing with a barge that could take only 2 cars at a time. The road to this barge was very twisting and turning and was high above the valley below. Lots of hair-pin turns.

We are now in Kelowna, a pretty little city on Lake Okanogan.

We are about to leave now for Vancouver and will report about that later.

Pictures of Clearwater

Pictures of Kelowna

Miscellaneous Pictures

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Western Trip 2012

Joe, Warren and I are making our way to Vancouver and Victoria. We headed out on Wednesday on a flight from Breslau to Calgary. After spending a day in Calgary, we rented a car and are on our travels through the mountains.

Day 2 was in Banff where we stayed in a very comfortable room with 3 queen beds. Perfect for 3 big guys.

Day 3 took us to Lake Louise for lunch. We walked around the beautiful lake and hotel. Outstanding. This was followed by Jasper where we are planning on taking one of those trams joing two mountains.

I have uploaded some of our pictures thus far on Picasa.



Lake Louise

I will be posting more pictures as our travels continue.