Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Way Home

      We left Vancouver June 16 after having lunch with our son and granddaughters. We were taking the Trans Canada highway or Number one. This is a scenic route and well known for it's scenery as it passes through Revelstoke, Golden, Field, Lake Louise and Banff. We were just interested in getting home and scenery was not the objective. I've been over that road many times since 1951.

      On June 16 we traveled from Vancouver to Kelowna. My only aunt lives there and I wanted to see her,but there was no answer on the phone so I missed her.

    June 16 we travelled from Kelowna to Alberta. Fortunately there was no rain and traffic was reasonable. 

    We made a pit stop at Field British Columbia. This is an area of stunning beauty and important history. It's a railroad town on the main CP line.  So the only photos I have are from field. but there was no answer on the phone so I missed her.

    June 16 we travelled from Kelowna to Alberta. Fortunately there was no rain and traffic was reasonable. 

    We made a pit stop at Field British Columbia. This is an area of stunning beauty and important history. It's a railroad town on the main CP line.  So the only photos I have are from field. 






33 comments:

  1. Stunning views, they may be everyday for you...but for us flatlanders they are really something:)

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    1. Well, I do live on the prairie but the Rockies are in view. Yes, I've been fortunate to see the Rockies many times. I've also hiked and climbed many times.

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  2. An amazing area. It is a journey worth doing regularly.

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    1. Yes, I like to get up high and just sit and look over the valley.

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  3. Wow, I love those mountains, they look stunning to me.

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    1. They are very much like the Alps.

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  4. Wow - the size of those mountains. They must be even more impressive in person!

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    1. Yes and then start walking up to the top. The view is better when you're looking down. I've never climbed in this area.

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  5. Those snow-capped mountains look amazing Red. Makes me want to hike to the top of them!

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    1. Now that's a good idea. There are actually a few glaciers in the photos but more higher up where you can't see.

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  6. Beautiful :)
    One of my dreams was to visit BC and I was lucky enough to achieve it. Your photo's bring back memories.

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    1. There are many different mountain ranges in B. C....all of them beautiful.

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  7. Very beautiful, Red. And I agree with Far Side that these views are stunning. Glad you made it back home safe and sound. :-)

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    1. Yes, you could stand all day and enjoy the view.

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  8. beautiful views! looks like you had some trouble with blogger while typing up this post.

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    1. I always like to stop at Field.

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  9. That's some majestic scenery. Wonderful shots.

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    1. Thank you. It's one of my favorite places in the mountains.

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    1. It's one of my favorite places.

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  11. Lovely views and great shots!!

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    1. Thank you. It's not too far from you.

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  12. You're bringing back memories of our cross-Canada trips! Happy trails.

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    1. My preference is to be away off the road and up high!

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  13. Beautiful towns an scenery. We always took that highway from Winnipeg to Vancouver

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    1. You know what it's like. Take the road from Banff to Jasper one time.

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  14. Wow, those mountains are beautiful. I hope to visit out west one day. It is definitely on my bucket list!

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    1. Make sure you get out here and leave lots of time to see things. Get out of your car and climb some hills.

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  15. Magnificent ! Magnificent takes my friend Red. Glad you got to go and see your Grand-kids, family .

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    1. It's easy to get reasonably good photos as it's a very beautiful area.

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  16. Your mountains are beautiful!!!!

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