Riverside Golf Resort at Fairmont
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... Shortly after we pass the “Duty Free” stores the border station comes into sight. We are third in line but only wait about 5 minutes. We pull up to the kiosk and the young border patrol officer immediately asks for our passports. He looks at them and asks me to take off my sunglasses. I guess he had me confused with some mean hombre on the lam. “Where are you from?“ I'm a little nervous and reply Reno, California......er ...
... in for a full week. We have a kitchen to prepare a few meals along with a nice list of local eateries.
We used our first day to explore the grounds and get oriented. The pools looked very inviting. Lots of families with children, and if license plates are an indication, 90% are from Canada and most of them are from Alberta. We took a ride up to nearby Invermere to do some shopping. Groceries there were about 20% less than at ...
... campsite, because she wasn't sure we could fit without disconnecting (we prefer to stay connected when just one night). The tour took them up a hill, behind a grove of trees and they came upon about 20 DATED MOBLE HOMES that wooden structures had been hastly built onto! In amongst them, was the site!
She was right - no good. She then showed him another that was big enough for a moble home, but as she put it "A bit rough ...
... that after 1st October "chains must be carried" and winter tyres be on. Our little Wicked van has neither, and October 1st is looming but the weather is holding for us and the real bonus is that roads and campsites are almost empty. Camp sites are excellent with fireplaces, picnic tables and long drop toilets with paper and chemical hand wash. By the size of the camping grounds and car parks though the busy season must be just awful!
... After spending time in the hot springs and moments in the ice cold river we made our way to our home (Focus!). By the end of the dirt road Focus was the dirtiest he had been. We carried on our way through towards Banff, only stopping at Dry Gulch Provincial Park for lunch where we highjacked a campsite for the time being and then on to the toll booth at the start of the park before plugging through. A great day of driving was underway.