I finally saw darkness for the first time in many weeks. The temperatures have been in the 90's and about 9 pm the electricity went out. Not just at our hotel, for the entire town. It wasn't a big deal because it was still light outside. It came back on at 1:30 am. Needless to say, all our lights came on as well as the television. When I shut off the last light, I was in total darkness. I had to actually get my little flashlight. We are obviously moving south in our travels.
We took a boat trip on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. Diminutive Spirit Island, resting in the Hall of the Gods at the south end of Maligne Lake is, arguably the most photographed locale in the Canadian Rockies.
The township of Jasper is mostly lodges, restaurants and a few shops. It was fun walking around and picking out our next eating spot. One place in particular intrigued us. Evil Dave's Grill. The menu was intriguing and the food lived up to the hype. Check our their website if you want to see for yourself. I would highly recommend this place if you find yourself in Jasper.
On our drive today I saw several people running along the side of the road - cars and campers were stopped everywhere. There was one lane open - sometimes! I told RJ that I hoped there wasn't a bear out there that they were snapping photos of. I got out to check it out, and yes, it was a bear. Fortunately the mom was totally ignoring the crowd. I have to admit, I became a part of the crowd also. Not smart, I know.