Banff Aspen Lodge
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Left at Brenda's at 8 for Banff a day earlier than planned . 658 kms on cruise control at 120 most of the way. Google said 7 hours 11 mins only just made it on time at 3pm. Good hotel worked out great we have added an extra day here as weather is moving in from Vancouver. Had a spa already and a beer. Finally found out that we lost the cup, gutted …
... declared a national Historic Site. We were fortunate to be upgraded to a Suite which just made things even more luxurious.
Took another Helicopter ride over Banff. More spectacular scenery.
Desiree did a spot of shopping and then we played nine holes on the Banff Springs Golf Course. That has to be the most awesome course I have ever seen.
It follows the river flats ...
... postpone the 'walk' to visit an old rail siding and station which has been converted to a restaurant..
Lots more bear sighting posters... it gets jumpy..
We cross a narrow wooden foot bridge.. we pause at the other side..
There is a cyclist coming up behind us.. I calmly say "mind your back" looking over her shoulder..
A look of terror crosses her face... she leaps the meter between us and grabs me... ...
... GPS track of our drive: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ftozfrcd2ae5b 0j/Banff%20to%20Lake%20Louise%20and%20L ake%20Moraine.gpx)
We arrived at Lake Louise and parked, but didn't have much of a view of the lake because we arrived behind the hotel. That said, as we arrived at our room we were in very good spirits - we'd been given an upgrade on our room, and the reception had offered to send us up a bottle of wine to ...
... and what a beauty, truly turquoise in colour. It was in this area we discovered the watershed where the rivers run in opposite directions, one going to the Arctic the other to the Pacific.
We arrived in Lake Louise around 5pm, and what a wonderful hotel we have here, quite posh, we made good use of the pool and jacuzzi, just one night then on to Banff.
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Good place to stay, great staff!
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