My favourite photo from my trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain, the conditions on that day could not have been more perfect!
I haven’t been up the gondola in years and it’s easy to forget how beautiful it is. Also it’s a great place to think about things, especially the day I went. It was really quiet and not many people were around. It was the perfect place for me to figure things out.
I had heard that it was closed but on the beautiful sunny day that I arrived, it was open. It is so nice to sit in a hot pool, relax and take in the beautiful views. It was a great end to my wonderful few days in Banff. A much needed break that gave me time to think, clear my head and make a difficult decision. More on that tomorrow.
That one is totally meant for me, if there is something to trip over or hit my head on I’m tripping or hitting my head. Sometimes signs don’t help, I see the sign, it registers but I trip or hit my head anyway.
Very slippery in Banff, lots of signs of people slipping. That day it was pretty clear but still a few slippery parts where I clung onto the hand rails like an old lady afraid of breaking a hip. Oh wait I am an “older” lady afraid of breaking a hip………….
On a clear day it’s beautiful and it was nice that the sky cleared as the first day in Banff it was cloudy and you could just barely make it out. I was glad Carole got the view that is so famous, it would be a shame to come all the way from Australia and miss it!
My roommate when I lived in Banff used to tell me my hair was “Mount Rundle-ing”, which meant it was all squished to one side. I used to have short, spiky red hair and in the mornings sometimes I would only have time to brush my teeth or fix my hair. Of course I would choose my teeth, splash water on my face and run my fingers through my hair. Leaving me looking a bit like Bill the Cat.
I was eighteen when I lived there and for parents out there I on one hand would never recommend sending your child to work in Banff, at any age. On the other hand I had SO MUCH FUN I wouldn’t want to deny somebody else the experience. It was like going to college except there was no homework and you got a pay cheque!
I’d never been on a helicopter, when Carole first mentioned our options for morning tours and helicopter was one of them I thought “OMG How fun would that be?”
I was right it was amazing! It was a beautiful clear morning and we were the last group to go. We stood and watched the others take off and then come back. I was a little nervous but thought the views would make it all worthwhile.
Then we got to fly by the Three Sisters (Faith, Charity and Hope). The views were stunning and flying so close to the mountains was thrilling. My only complaint was the flight wasn’t long enough. Now I can check helicopter ride off my list of things to do!