|Banff Springs Hotel|
About two weeks ago, my hubby and I took a short trip to Canada leaving the little pumpkin in the care of her grandmother. Hubby had a conference at the Banff Springs Hotel starting Sunday, 10/2, but we arrived a little early to visit with his sis and her family in Calgary before we drove to Lake Louise and then Banff. Yes, we passed through Banff before driving to Lake Louise. It was a good thing too, since we had to buy cheap umbrellas.
We weren't able to visit with hubby's sister much since her artwork was in a show. Here's an example of Tina's artwork on her Facebook page. I hope the link works! Remember that my picture is of one of her first works. She's evolved to using painted metal from cars. I love so much of her artwork, but these are big pieces and it would be cost prohibitive to have her send me something, though I do have a little birdy and a metal wreath.
|Elk heading toward doe|
|Kayakers on Bow River|
|Room at Lake Louise|
On Sunday, we hiked to Johnston Canyon before driving to the Banff Springs Hotel.
|Upper Falls at Johnston Canyon|
|Moss on walls of Johnston Canyon|
On Monday, Hubby went to his conference and I chatted with Anna Lisa, a Fairmont Gold Supervisor who suggested a few hikes I might enjoy. The green marks they hike I did on Monday.
I hiked up the Bow Falls trail to walk around the Marsh trail before walking by the Bow river to the Fenland trail. I hiked back to town to enjoy a beer and a bowl of French Onion soup before heading back to the Banff Springs hotel. I think I hiked for about 3-4 hours.
|Bow River from Marsh loop|