Grand Canadian Resort Vacation Club
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... she would remember this day when she is old in a nursing home and as lovely as that was I reminded her that Paulie and I weren't made of made of money so there'd be no nursing home for her!!!
Whilst in another fit of giggles (our stomachs were starting to hurt by now) Paulie suddenly slammed on the brakes and shouted "WOLF!" This is not possible, another wildlife spot?
... but remembering why I couldn't travel I had to be really careful about intake! But of course the real reason for the trip is the never ending superbly changing magnificent scenery. From the quiet still lakes dotted with houseboats (now there's an idea for the future!) to the raging churning rivers fed by the melting snow (complete with intrepid - but foolhardy - white water rafters ). Grass land leading ever higher to tree clad hills, snow clad peaks, rock formations thrown ...
... Hot Springs. We quickly bought our tickets, jumped into the next Gondola and headed up the mountain. Wow!! The view up there is unbelievable and beautiful to say the very least. 360 degrees of snow capped mountains and the town of Banff below. We explored all around the two lookouts and many observation decks over a period of about 1.5 hours. I could have stayed longer, but as we arrived later in the afternoon, it was time to catch one ...
... for Riley! It was great fun, with fantastic views along the way. Our tour guide then made us some toffee by boiling up some maple syrup, then she'd put a strip of it onto the snow which we'd scoop up with a ice cream stick. Delicious, ice covered sticky chewy toffee! Of course that was then followed by a hot chocolate. We then made our way back down... this time not on the track. It was fun navigating through the trees and trying to ...
... what we were going to do tomorrow. We have had a couple of crazy days so opted to a more relaxed day.
In the morning we started the day (at 11am) by walking around the beautiful little town of Banff. This was a nicer town than Jasper and on par with Canmore. It had that typical mountain town look and feel about it and we loved it. We headed straight for a vegetarian/vegan restaurant called Nourish for some breakfast/lunch and it was so good. Once ...