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Travel Blogs from Jasper
26 October 2000
We rented a blue Ford from National and now we are on our way to Vancouver Island where Kevin will visit a mine. First stopover is Jasper in the Rocky Mountains. It is farming area and squares of colourful pastures become part of the scenery. We ate at a roadhouse in the countryside - real wholesome eggs, hash browns, bacon …
The theme of the day was learning about the power of mother nature and water in particular, whether that be in the form of a running river, a majestic waterfall, frozen in glacier form or just a big container full of it known as a lake!
There's no escaping the stuff, water (oh and trees... and now I come to think of it, mountains too) are …
My camera died on me half way through this day... I didn't remember to charge it!
Jasper is located in a beautiful national park. I just don't want to leave Canada; I'm in love with this place. Made the perfect choice of place to stay. Astoria is the center of action with its pub next door, downstairs. Last night was St Patrick's Day, so party time in green. The owner George is a great guy and he's got a super team. I have a …
Jasper town is about an hour and half away, where we overnight for two nights. Our hotel Sawridge Inn is run by the Nations, and dinner just now was a real treat, choices of the local food presented and served in 5 star fashion. Dad really went with all the local ingredients, had three types of salmon for entree, Bison for main, and his dessert was Maple Toffee Sticky Pudding, with homemade ice cream.
Before we retire for the evening, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
This was a good location for enjoying the downtown area but the rooms were tiny and the facility was old.
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