Finally seemed to be the word that was going through my mind as we drove west out of Canmore towards Hwy. 93 and then turned south. Going through Banff National Park and then Yoho National Park the temperatures slowly raised and the sun also raised our spirits.
When you come to the end of Yoho there is a cut in the rock that gives you a sense that you are entering a new land or at least a new place. As you go through the thin ‘S’ road you break into a very broad, and it seems into a very sunny, almost always sunny place. Radium has always been one of our favourite places to stop…but today there was no stopping as we continued south towards more warmth.
The rain just keeps on falling….this morning the whole valley was filled with sunshine and though the breeze was a bit cool, I sat our in my chair reading for about 90 minutes. The mountains on either side of us were covered with clouds from first thing this morning…but now we had several hours of steady downpour.
Last night the rain thundered on the trailer roof…until the thunder rumbled through! Alberta is not having much of a summer. Thus our decision to leave tomorrow and head into BC and then Idaho.
Since it is raining I’m sorting through photos off my portable hard drive. At 120 GB it isn’t a huge drive in today’s terms. It is just a time consuming endeavour…though one I love to do.
This is still a very beautiful area – even in the rain – and we enjoy being near Phil & Amanda.