Saturday, 3 December 2011

Feelin' Groovy..........................................

sunrise, Canmore Alberta
We left Canmore @ 9am.  Waited for sunrise to drive through the parks. (too many hazards and road conditions)
We arrived at Panorama Friday just before lunch. It took longer than expected to make the 160 km trek as Hwy 93 was packed snow covered in areas. 
Kootenay National Park, British Columbia
snow capped mountain
 The route is through Banff National Park and then turn south on Hwy 93 toward and through British Columbia and through Kootenay National Park. (Both parks are absolutely glorious full of natural forest and amazing snow capped mountains).
2 large male sheep testing their masculinity

Driving through Radium,  road obstacles such as Big Horned Sheep is guaranteed and we were't disappointed!
Radium, British Columbia
Radium is a very pretty town in itself above the Hot Springs.  The springs are glorified swimming pools.  White Swan Provincial Park is a natural hot spring in the wilderness complete with the smell of sulfur.
Runaway Lane in the hills
You wouldn't want to be in front of a runaway transport in the mountains.  They Runaway lane tells the story.  As avid cyclists, would you want to ride through these mountains?  I have to think about this next time we are on our road bikes...hmmmmm.
It was an early bedtime once we unpacked.  That was a chore in itself.  We'll see if we remember where everything is in the morning.  Our eyes and bodies are still glazed over and dazed and confused on the 5 day travel with the added 2 hour time difference.  Tomorrow we will relax and look for a butcher in town and some fresh veggies and fruit.
Opening day is on Monday 5 December
Remember, First Chair, last ride. (Thanks Stan for the motto!)
 Feelin' Groovy------Paul Simon

Slow down, you movin' too fast
You gotta make the MORNING last
Just kickin' down the cobblestones
Lookin' for fun and
Feelin' groovy____________

Hello lampost
Whatcha knowin?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain'tcha got no rhymes for me?
Doo Bee Doo Doo,
Feelin' groovy____________

Got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me...
Life, I love you,
All is groovy____________________

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