The Poplar Inn
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We started the day with a beautiful breakfast cooked for us by Susan our hostess. We then needed to buy gloves for those that either forgot to pack them or didn't think it was going to be as cold as it was! (Hint: Not Susan) Straight to the Sulphur Mountain gondola as the weather was sunny and clear and we expected snow to come in later in …
Richard and Susan did a lot of fluffing an out picking up the hire car and then trying to get SIM cards as they were not able to hire a GPS unit for their C60 Volvo SUV. Ralph was ready to send out a search party.
We just managed to fit all our luggage in and we set off for the thrift shops to buy coats then off down HWY 1. The mountain …
... d take a mouthful of snow along the way to quench their thirst.
We got to the Great Divide (where Alberta becomes BC), then it was time to turn around and come back. Quick stretch of the legs, quick snack for the dogs and we were away again. Riley and I both had a go at standing at the back of the sled with the driver. A lot colder, but awesome. We just had a skinny bit of metal to stand on. It was time to get back in the sled when fingers were so cold it felt ...
... so cool that they let me be so close to them, just a couple of metres away. It was an amazing moment.
I left them to it and carried on down the trail. Something started squeaking and again it was time to investigate. I found a ground squirrel in a tree at just about eye height. Cute little thing had a poorly eye. He was quite happy for us to stand and look (or squint in his case) at each other for a while but he wasn't a fan of photographs and ran ...
This is it, our final day. We had best make it count, we said. What's left? hot springs - no dont fancy wet stuff to pack as flying home today. Gondola ride? Maybe, let's take a look. Nice idea but loads of money when the clouds are too low for any views.
I know - let's go for a walk! That would make a change, one last lake, NO HILLS please? Just out side Banff is ...