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More Banff....catching up to my current experience!

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Hi all,
Well, I have been very preoccupied with the travelling and taking photos and sucking it all in that I haven't had time to even upload pics to my computer off the memory cards, let alone update the blog.
So, the second full day in Banff saw me head to Vermillion Lakes Drive- a road I'd read about on a photographic blog. The road actually sits almost perfectly beside the freeway- except the speed limit is 30kms instead of a 3 lane highway at a speed limit of 110kph. I headed there about 6.15am....the quiet, the stillness and the solitude is breathtaking. The Rockies is a place I am definitely coming back to........perfection at every turn, a scene like a postcard, and it is so beautiful that Mick called it "scenic drunk" where it just doesn't stop......it is all the time, around every corner, up every mountain, beside every road.
So Vermillion Lakes Drive- not many others- which added to the beauty (the boys, yet again, stayed in bed!)
We then headed up to do the Banff Gondola up the mountain. Let me just say this was in an enclosed Gondola way, way up a very freakin high mountain- VERY HIGH!! So, of course, the boys were told to sit very, very still. And not move an inch. At one point, I just had to close my eyes and dream I was at a Dockers game (hehe). The views at the top didn't disappoint though. The Fairmont Banff (the castle looking place we stayed at) was way below us in the distance. The mountains here are so high, it makes your head spin. A full day again (our days have been exhaustive, not wanting to miss any opportunity and to experience as much as we possibly can) lead to three very tired people and room service to boot! The next morning we are off to Jasper, a whole 233 kms to get "scenic drunk" on.


Again, totally unedited shots....but you get the picture!!!

Posted by Jochester71 15:36 Archived in Canada Tagged banff beauty gondola vermillion_lakes_drive Comments (0)

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