Last couple of days...
Trip Start Jan 03, 2008
51Trip End Dec 17, 2008
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We met up with Razza (ex employee), for breakfast monday morning, who by the way is heading to NZ on Saturday to get married! Then went GPS shopping (of course), budget blown again and it wasn't even lunchtime. Apparently the GPS will work for us all over the world as long as we can download the new maps or borrow the card off someone with European maps on it so we figure it will work out at about $1 a day!
We endured blizzard conditions following route1 then 5 on our way to Kamloops, had to stop for the night in Merritt where the kids had an indoor heated (40 deg) pool with waterslide all to themselves for the night. Cam thinks this is the best holiday she has ever had and we hadn't even hit the ski fields yet!
And wow the skiing was AMAZING
Again another stressful drive with blizzard like conditions and AH at the wheel - he tends to drive toward the centre line (left) quite a lot which is causing some discussion in the car, but Cam reckons I drive too far over to the right...so we probably balance each other out.
Destination Chase for the night when the lane turned to single each way, like all our ones at home, but with 1 metre of snow all over it and truck trains roaring at you and coming up behind you and complete darkness at 4.30pm. The first sign of lodging and we were off that bloody road and into the only motel in Chase. Needless to say not 5 star but comfy and warm and it has a washing machine and dryer! No sign of a heated pool or waterslide though.
A big haul today and we have made it to Banff. We are heading to the Hot Springs tonight and then three days of skiing Sunshine Village/Lake Louise & Norquay.