Sunday, April 27, 2008

Westward Ho!

Vinai had a grand idea for a vacation: he takes a week and a half off of Doctoring, flies to Edmonton, and drives out to Vancouver with me to see Steve. Our first stop was Jasper, which he'd never seen before.The Jasper Park Lodge was under construction, but they had some pretty cool Canada Geese:
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From there we headed down the Icefields Parkway towards our campsite in Banff. As we went, the mountains got snowier and colder looking:
So of course we decided to get out and walk on one:
We pulled off at the trail for the Athabasca Glacier. We naively believed the sign telling us it would take us 20 minutes to get to the glacier, despite the fact that the actual trail was completely hidden by snow, I was wearing my stupidest shoes, and the glacier and its canyon were producing enough wind to generate hundreds of kiloWatts of MADNESS:
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Well, anyway, we made it to the glacier (the big white thing behind Vinai here:)... from which it was surprisingly difficult to get a cab.

2 comments:

Anne-Michelle said...

the cab phone picture made me laugh very loudly and scare those around me. thanks.

Joanna said...

aha, so is THIS why you haven't been posting in weeks, discontinuing a vital source of my final paper writing procrastination????