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All photos taken on October 25, 2022.

Any road trip is a good road trip if it passes through Jasper National Park. This was no exception. Stunning scenery, a great hike, a picnic spot with a view and wildlife. The total package.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

15 thoughts on “Jasper

  1. Jasper National Park is one of Canada’s most stunning landscapes, and I could effortlessly feast my eyes on those snow-caped mountain views every day, Allan 🙂

    When we were in Canmore with our tour group, we had to choose between an optional full-day tour to the Columbia Icefield or a day at leisure. It was a tough choice as we desired to see other sites that weren’t included in the tour.

    Anyway, we ended up travelling to Banff Town, went to see Lake Loise, and Moraine Lake and took the Banff Gondola up to Sulphur mountain for timeless Rocky Mountain views. It was a great choice because Moraine Lake in all its splendour was an image that will last with me for a lifetime. Its natural beauty was soul-stirring and, at times, standing on the lakeshore bordered on a religious experience.

    Thanks for sharing and have a good day. I am happy to report that Ericeira is feeling much better and woke me up at 7 am singing one of Justin Bieber’s songs at the top of her lungs! Hopefully I am seeing the end of chicken pox outbreak. Aiva 🙂 xx

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    1. There are plenty of chances for a day of leisure when you get home. When you think of how much you pay to get to a place, seeing all you can see is the best plan. Many of those places in Banff/Lake Louise are only accessible by booking a seat on a bus. The parking lots at Moraine Lake is no longer open to private vehicles and it would seem many other sites will be going the same way, victims of their own popularity.

      Great news about Ericeira. Thanks for the update and have a fabulous day Aiva. Allan

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      1. The national park does not lack jaw-dropping vistas and beautiful areas to explore. However, with easy access and arguably one of the finest scenes in all of Canada, it’s hard to dissuade visitors from visiting Moraine Lake. Millions visit the park yearly, and most have Moraine Lake at the top of their list. When demand outgrows the limited facilities at the lake, something has to change.

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  2. I totally agree with your statement, and especially if there is no traffic. I remember we made the mistake of thinking we could drive through Yosemite to get to our airbnb on the other side and the line to get into the park took an hour.

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    1. Jasper can be busy. We went to Jasper on a Saturday of a summer long weekend, arriving at Noon-ish. The lineup was almost 3 km (2 miles) long. Being retired, we can now choose the dates and times we go. Lucky us. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


    1. Thanks Bernie. Different meanings for the same words in different countries. Like our back yard is called a garden in Britain. Love the anomalies, but I also love our huge National Parks. Thanks for reading. Allan


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