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Tuesday, June 30, 2015


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.

Medicine Lake gets run off and glacial melt, but in the fall and winter the lake disappears via sinkholes.    The water follows a limestone cave system, surfacing around Maligne Canyon.   It is believed that this is one of the largest underground drainage and inaccessible cave systems in the world.

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.

We are leaving Jasper tomorrow.    

1 comment:

  1. I often wonder what the bears are thinking when all the paparazzi come out with their cameras. Glad nobody was hurt. I'd have been standing right next to you...ready to run if necessary.