We woke up on Wednesday morning in the 'foothills,' and we could see the Rockies in the distance ... it was lovely! Lots of evergreens but some fall colors, too.
Apparently neither of us got a picture of the lodge where we stayed, so I've borrowed this one from their website:
DandelionKnits . Esther succumbed to her charms, too, and bought a skein in purples.
Jasper is lovely ... unlike Banff, which has become a huge, commercialized centre, Jasper has retained its small-town charm. Here's the visitor information centre and a few shots around town:
There were a few stone houses. This was the prettiest one we walked by -- and even the shed in the back yard was stone:
When you look up .... 'waaaaaaaaaaaay up.... here's a sight! It's a restaurant at the top of a tram ride, apparently. Not that I was going any closer to see it!
(... pic borrowed from a Jasper tourism site...)
The time went by really quickly, and soon it was Friday mid-day and time to start the journey home ... here's some of the scenery from the train:
We arrived back in Vancouver on Saturday morning ... exhausted but happy. I'm already planning my trip for next year! Yes, some knitting got done ... more about that tomorrow.
Esther has more pictures on her blog here, too.