|Don built this Inukshuk to commemorate our presence this day.|
We took about a million pictures and I'm sure that none of them will even do a bit of justice to the gorgeous setting but here they are.
|Herd of bighorn ewes and calves|
I love Canada and I love Canadians! For all my blog readers to the north, take note! You are a special people and have an extraordinary country. Your national park system is superb. The scenery is some of the best in the world. And your restaurants and service are excellent. Last night we had tapas at the lounge here at the Fairmont Hotel at Lake Louise...salmon and crab rolls; lamb meatballs; and expensive drinks. Everything was top-notch. We've taken lovely hikes, even encountering a baby bear, which freaked us out because we wondered where mama bear was. We interacted with a herd of bighorn sheep. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely. If I have one small criticism, however, I might mention the MOSQUITOES. We started with some "good-for-you" bug spray to keep them away and ended up purchasing the strongest stuff available with 25% Deet. One hike we went on we probably got double the amount of exercise due to all the slapping and dancing about trying to avoid those dive-bombing, blood-sucking fiends. Small inconvenience to pay for all this beauty.
|Lake Louise taken in the early morning during our hike.|
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