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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

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

24 thoughts on “Homeward

    1. Simply gorgeous! Love the wintery look and feel as we’re heading into a 100+ weekend. I may have to come revisit these photos then for some soothing of the soul if we don’t suffer another power outage 🥴

      Don’t love the lack of fresh fruit, totally agree that’s essential. Especially nature’s pre-packed grab-and-grow power bar 🍌 😁

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      1. We would kill for a bit of snow right now as well. Currently 28 C (82F), heading to 32C (90 F) today and 34C (92 1/2 F) tomorrow(. Too hot for us Canadians. On our next drive that way we will be driving by a fruit stand during apple season. We will stock up both coming and going. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. It is a good drive and so much quieter than the manic drive through Roger’s Pass. We wonder why it took us so long to realize it is not only a shorter travel time, but a better way to get to Vancouver. Thanks for reading Linda. Allan

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