|Tunnel Mountain in the background. |
There are pockets of snow on top.
Banff reminds us of Gatlinburg on a grand scale even though it is still quaint, clean and enjoyable.
|Banff is named for Banffshire, Scotland, birthplace of a major financier of the Canadian Pacific Railway.|
Almost everything is made of log and I'm talking BIG logs. Logging is still really big business here and several times today, Wayne and I both smelled the wood. Nice. We rode around town and found the golf course in the shadow of this huge mountain.
|Golf course, of course.|
|See the top of the golf cart on the right.|
Bow River runs through the town of Banff and Bow Falls is a scenic part of the river near the golf course, Banff Park National Museum and Banff Springs Hotel National Historic Sites.
|In front of Bow Falls|
|Lexie isn't impressed by the historical significance of the Banff Springs Hotel (behind).|
Furthermore, she HATES the sound of waterfalls.
|Originally the hotel could be seen from miles around.|
Today, evergreens surround the hotel and it can easily be missed.
|At Bow Falls, we met this nice couple who asked about Lexie.|
Their Maltese lived to be 19 years and 8 months old. It's ashes are carried in a small container in her purse.
She nearly cried talking about it.
|The sunny day gave way to a few sprinkles so we made a quick dash back to the car. |
(We're all made of sugar so we feared we'd melt)
|A gondola can be taken to outrageous mountain heights. |
Lexie isn't allow on gondolas and if Lexie don't go... we don't go.
|Buffalo sausage pizza. Yum. It was S-O-O-O good. |
We topped it with chili oil and honey. Yes, honey. Sweet and savory.
Lexie sat in her Outward Hound and displayed perfect manners.
She got a treat after.
Tomorrow we'll take a drive down to see Lake Louise.