Alberta Day 9

This morning on a quick run along the trail system near the centre of town was an opportunity to see how beautiful Grande Cache is.  It’s really too bad that it took such a hit when the near-by coal mine shut down.  They are slowly building it up.  If it...

Alberta Day 8

Another cold morning in Jasper.  Before making breakfast, we went on a walk as our campsite was along the Athabasca river.  The walk warmed us up, cooked up breakfast and packed up and went into the town of Jasper. I went for a swim (again the only one in the pool!)...

Alberta Day 7

Today we were more efficient in the morning.  We got up earlier.  Still it’s amazing how much time we spend looking for things when everything we have for our trip, plus the camping gear we borrowed, and our bedding is all in one small place. If I was on my own I’d...

Alberta Day 6

Today when we woke up at our camp site it was zero degrees.  The car (where we slept) was cold but it was warm under the sleeping bags. I really didn’t want to get up, but I had to go to the bathroom. Cooking eggs was challenging.  My hands were going numb. The light...

Alberta Day 5

We left Slave Lake at 7:30am this morning, the car packed with camping supplies, to began our drive to Jasper.  I’m not a fan of driving and when I drive I need to take breaks which makes getting to places far away take longer.  We first stopped in Swan Hills...

Alberta Day 4

Today is going to be a short post because it was rather uneventful.  I’m sore from all the activities yesterday.  I went for a short walk this morning to take photos of some of the monster cottages in this area (see picture below).  After breakfast Kari and I...