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July 7th, 2017 , 4:50

So up early – the hotel had paper thin walls and our neighbours were up before 5am. We got up about an hour later, got showered, packed, and had breakfast and were on the road with a petrol fill up by 8:15. The drive was lovely – another clear sunny day. Lots of road works – it is road working season here – so a bit slow going and we didn’t manage to stop as often as we’d have liked. But no poles down over the road!

Saw more bald eagles and birds, but no mammals, despite all the warning signs of elk, moose, deer, sheep, and goats. Drove through Revelstoke and Glacier National Park, saw where we’ll be staying next week. We stopped at Golden for food and ended up at a Fire Pit barbecue joint – with excellent food! So an hour stop for a really good burger and BBQLT (applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato). Joe took photos as we left as a row of motorbikes had parked out front!

Then through Banff where we got caught in traffic from an earlier accident. We didn’t stop for any views, but made note of where we’d like to stop on the way back. Then along to Calgary. The change in scenery was interesting, but by that time I was tired of driving! Calgary at rush hour as I forgot the hour time difference.

We’re staying at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino and the hotel is really nice!

Got collected at the hotel and taken out to Wild Rose Brewery which is on the old army base. Really nice place, Joe enjoyed the beers and we had a lovely collection of appetisers to share. Very full! Now off to bed as we’re up early for the Stampede Parade tomorrow morning!

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  1. Konstantinos said,

    July 7th, 2017 , 10:34

    Did you take any photos in the national park?

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