Thursday, October 15, 2009

On the road to Canmore

We made it to Canmore, Canada last night and when I woke this morning, this was the view from my window. The mountains are huge and so amazing. It takes your breath away. I don't know what I was expecting but this was not it. There are a few inches of snow on the ground and it is so so so beautiful. Mountains are not new to me because I live in the foothills of the Cascades with Mt. St Helen's right around the corner from me. I think what has got me in awe is that these are so huge and go on for ever. They also seem to go straight up in front of you too.
As we were traveling yesterday in the car we saw these misty giants. The fog was hanging low and so it was hard to get my camera to acknowledge them hidden in the background but look hard because they are so incredible.

We stopped for lunch in Revelstoke. It is a cute little town along highway 1. I think I would have liked to check it out more but we on the road for 8 hours and needed to get going. We did eat lunch in a funky little bakery with very yummy food of which I had to take half of it home with me.

My salad that had some very unique greens.

A very flaky quiche and I also got a gingersnap cookie to take with me.

We saw a lot of lakes along the way. Some of the water was green and other ones were that beautiful teal you see in the Bahamas. Whatever color the water was, it was stunning.

We stopped here to stretch our legs. You can see the low hanging fog in the background. We did see some color in the trees too but I think maybe it was at it's peak last week.

Another lake along the way.

I snapped a quick picture while the car was moving so you could see the snow and the all the unique patterns and colors on the mountains.
At one point we were at around 5,000 ft elevation. I think it was called the Kicking Horse pass. I was glad that the roads were clear though. We are having to remember that we are dealing with the metric system here converting meters and kilometers to miles and such.
Today I am planning to check out Canmore and mostly just hang out in the room and look at that lovely view.


Anonymous said...

Mmmm quiches are so yummy...

michelle allen said...

your trip is looking wonderful! you're making me want to take a road trip!!!! i'm glad you're getting this time. :)