Thursday, May 28, 2009
Alaska - Part II - Great Falls, MT to Lake Louise, Alberta
Alaska - Part II - Great Falls, MT to Lake Louise, Alberta Canada
May 26, 2009
Left Great Falls and crossed into Alberta Canada about 2:00 pm MT. We went west at Macleod onto 785 and went 5 miles to Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump. It was very impressive.
It is a spot where the Indians ran the buffalo off a cliff to kill them in mass for food and clothing. The facility was very well done. We stayed at the Buffalo Plains RV Park about one mile away. Very windy!!
May 27, 2009
Stopped in Nanton Alberta to get supplies and arrived at Lake Louise Trailer Campground at about 5:30 pm MT. We took a short hike beside the Bow River. It was gorgeous, tall pines and boiling river. We heard of a grizzley sighting and hopped to get a glance, but no such luck. We cooked in, watched a movie, and off to bed.
May 28, 2009
We got up to sunshine but very cold weather. The inside RV temperature was 45.9 degrees, chilly to say the least. We mailed a few cards at the Post Office and bought some wifi time, had lunch in the village at Trailhead Café. We headed up to Lake Louise where we took a 2.5 mile hike around the lake. It was beautiful, still icey. Then we stopped in at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a glass of wine and bruschetta. The hotel overlooks the lake. We headed back to the village to get on the wifi hotspot to pay mother and dad’s bills as well as ours. We still have to maintain the necessary obligations even on vacation!!! Then back to the campground for dinner and a movie. So far so good...and the water pump is humming away!!! YEAH!!