All photos taken May 25, 2022.
Our hotel stay included breakfast. We are still not comfortable sitting in indoor dining areas, so I popped down to see what was on offer, before the breakfast opened. One other guest was pouring coffee and he had a mask on. Looks like the right vibe to me. Most breakfast foods were out by this point, but there was no fresh fruit. Who does not provide fresh fruit on their breakfast bar?
We had our coffee, cereal and yogurt and drove away by 7:00 AM.
We pulled in at the Birch Island rest stop for the view…..
….and then drove on – only 3 hours 15 minutes to Jasper
the Blue River bears – remember these from January
The highway seemed to stretch on forever…
…until we reached Valemount for a rest stop and a Timmies coffee
As we neared Mount Robson, we wondered if we would see the whole mountain today. Nope, just the bottom. 11 trips by Robson in2 years and only one clear view.
We were rolling now, so drove on by Moose Lake…
…and were soon within sight of the Alberta Rockies and Jasper…
…where we pulled into the rest stop, before grabbing some sandwiches and butter tarts at Bear’s Paw Bakery.
Food on hand, we drove on to Talbot Lake for some fine dining.
By the time we arrived, it was quite windy, but we took in the views as we ate, nonetheless.
From Talbot Lake, it was only a short drive to the Park boundary…
…and soon we were watching the mountains recede in the rearview mirror, as we arrived back on flat land
Back in our own beds tonight. Yay