Coulee to Banff

The next leg of our journey has taken us to Alberta, Canada. I am currently posting from the hostel in Lake Louise in Banff National Park (Canadian Rockies). The computer is being difficult and slow, so I don't have photos from before today right now. The computer freaked out when I put the DVD of photos in it and so I am just hoping that it didn't erase/write over anything because I cleared our camera card and all previous photos are on the DVD. Trying not to panic...


Regardless, I have things to write about. We went to the last Terry wedding in Lethbridge first. The wedding and times with friends (and my favorite 1-year-old!) were enriching and rejuvenating.


I was very enthralled by the coulee (below). It was beautiful. Here are some more photos.


The Coulee in Lethbridge. You have to imagine a completely flat prarie as far as the eye can see, and then picture this glacial gorge carved out in the middle of nowhere. That is the coulee. It is still prarie - there are no trees - so you are see specks of people hiking far, far away. The Coulee in Lethbridge. You have to imagine a completely flat prarie as far as the eye can see, and then picture this glacial gorge carved out in the middle of nowhere. That is the coulee. It is still prarie - there are no trees - so you are see specks of people hiking far, far away.

Then today we took a bus from Lethbridge to here in Lake Louise.  It was a beautiful ride through the park and through a giant electrical storm. No sleeping on this leg of bus rides. Banff is beautiful. We arrived tired and hungry, but now I am just tired. Tomorrow we head out for a 4-day backpacking excursion into the Skoki Valley.

View from the bus after a stop in Banff (the town). View from the bus after a stop in Banff (the town).

This computer is slower than those I used last summer in Costa Rica, so I'm going to bed and may try again in the morning. Or you may have to wait until I am home again. Good night!