This post sums up the last two weeks because there is not as much to share. Jay and I were both sick, which was particularly frustrating since Jay’s parents were still visiting us in Canmore. We had hoped to do a lot of hiking and biking and sightseeing with them, but spent more time reading and visiting the doctor. Good news is that the Canada healthcare system is quite good and relatively affordable. Also, we have been house and dog sitting for a friend of my uncle’s here in Canmore. This gives us a great home base and a way to save money, but unfortunately the dog, Louie, got sick right as we were getting better. We switched from visiting doctors to visiting vets and kept close to home. Luckily we are all recovered now and getting ready for the next leg of our journey.
Even with all that going on, we have been enjoying the Canmore and Banff area. It’s a beautiful spot in the heart of the Canadian rockies and everywhere you go you stumble over awesome trails and gorgeous vistas, so its pretty hard to have a bad time. We’ve visited all 3 nearby breweries and got treated to some amazing meals by Jay’s parents. Also, we’ve enjoyed visiting with my Aunt Barbara and Uncle Tony, who I haven’t gotten a lot of opportunities to visit. Tony is a well known sculptor in town and it when we got out with him it feels like we are the guest of a celebrity.
Today we get back on the road, headed west on a meandering route towards Spokane, WA.
Hours volunteered: 5 hours at Banff National Park assisting with an astronomy event for Parks Day
States & Provinces: 2, Alberta: Canmore, Banff, Jasper, British Columbia: Kootenay National Park
Budget: not sure
People Visited: Tony Bloom and Barbara Parker, Cindi and Morgan Holt
Nights under the stars: 0 – we are actually starting to miss our tent
Best meal: sushi at the Wild Orchid Asian Bistro in Canmore and a home cooked meal of kabobs that we got at Valbella’s in Canmore (thanks for the tip mom!)
Best beer: Stout from Jasper Brewery