P1010802My wife just returned from an almost 3 week trip visiting family in Mexico. It was time for both of us to take a short break together, so we thought about a few possible destinations. Jasper National Park was the decision in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, particularly since she had a hotel gift certificate to use as a result of a 15-year service award at work 2 years ago. The first day was travel (about 5 hours including stops) and a trip on the Tramway. The second day focused on the drive to Maligne Lake and boat cruise on the lake. The third included Athabasca Falls, and the fourth was a return home. Our stay was at the Chateau Jasper, with a visit to the well known Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

With good intentions, of course, I had my laptop and a couple of books with me. Reading in the moving vehicle is not that comfortable, and little was done at the hotel. Many would suggest that was good, as I did take a needed break.

Photo selections (perhaps too many) appear on my Flickr page, including scenery and some animals.

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