One of the best vacations I ever took involved a 381 mile bike ride through the Canadian Rockies. It was a glorious ride through Kootenay, Yoho and Banff National Parks, past the Columbia Icefields, Moraine Lake, the powerful Athabasca Falls and on to Jasper.
My friend and I on a rented tandem mountain bike for 6 days.
Neither of us had ever ridden a tandem before, and when we were dropped off at the side of the road 30 miles from the Radium Hot Springs, where we would soak and dine that first night, I mounted the rear saddle with bravery, hope and determination.
Our stop at Lake Louise on day 2 included a hike to the Lake Agnes Tea House, which took a bit of endurance as I was not yet accustomed to the higher altitude. Stopping to take this photo of Lake Louise gave me an excuse to catch my breath:
Cameras weren’t as HD as they are nowadays. So I may have to go back. In a car. And stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. And experience the spa. And dine on some Goat Ricotta Gnudi at the Fairview. Hey, hubby…..