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Enduring Beauty

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:

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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…..

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4 thoughts on “Enduring Beauty

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