We left home around 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 4th, to beat the early morning rush of those who are not on vacation and have to go to work! What a wonderful drive west to Jasper National Park. We were thrilled to see a black bear crossing the road, mountain goats grazing on the fresh greens, bighorn sheep doing gymnastics on the sheer cliffs and coyotes chasing each other across the highway. The one coyote actually stopped the chase, looked at us in the car and seemed quite annoyed that we spoiled his chase!

Whenever I saw beautiful falls trickling or gushing down the mountain side I thought of Betsy and George from Tennessee who simply love waterfalls! They are going have to visit the Canadian Rockies!

Lunch in Valemount and then in Clearwater around 3 p.m. we stopped at the Dutch Lake Motel. What a surprise to find hidden away behind the motel a peaceful lake! Here are two links: One and Two to see the pictures we saw! Hubby and I simply enjoyed sitting on a log swing, listening to the loons and other birds, and taking a leisurely walk around the property. It was a hot day and we took it easy!

By around 6 p.m. we were just cooling off in our little room for a bit! Don't know what happened, but when my head hit that pillow I fell asleep and didn't get up until morning at 6 a.m. Usually hubby heads to bed waaaaayyyyyyy before I do!

After a delicious breakfast we were on the road again - through Kamloops, over the Coquihalla Highway, and arrived around noon in Chilliwack.

More later........... or when I get back!!


Joy said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. I would love to see that part of the world.


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Sounds delightful.Waiting to hear and see more of your travels.

Betty said...

I checked out those links and now I´m totally jealous. What a beautiful lake and area to camp!! No wonder you slept so long. The fresh air must have been like a drug... :)
I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Take lot´s of pic´s!

McMahon Manifesto said...

Looks beautiful! I do have fond memories of Clearwater and the "Old Caboose Restaurant" with my Uncle. I'm not sure if it's still there or not or any good. It was about 27 years ago though!

Karabeth said...

Checked the links. What a lovely trip! Glad you're having fun.

Warren Baldwin said...

Sounds like you are describing Cody, WY where I used to live. Next trip you take I want to go with you!

George said...

Karin, thanks for thinking of us. We definitely will have to get to the Canadian Rockies, but in the meantime I look forward to seeing your pictures.