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A Journey to the Past

I think that I can do this right today. I mean, getting both the words  and the photos down in a blog together. I am going through my old photos and disgarding duplicates and just plain “bad” photos. I am finallyletting go of the photos from , can you believe it, four years ago from a disasterous relationship that left me heart-broken and bitter. The year I broke up with this man I went on a vacation through the Canadian Rockies, through Banff , Jasper, and Yoho National Parks.

I took my drum and my bicycle with me and stayed at hostels and met people from around the world. Other than a couple of drunks most people were polite and well- mannered. I really enjoyed the trip and loved the beauty of the mountains.I was fairly physically fit and did some moderate hikes.

I have been to the mountains a few times since then and always enjoy the journey, setting off with nuts, licorice and a cup of  ” Tim’s”. Healthy food was abundant on these trips, after shopping at grocery stores and allowing an indulgence at a restuarant or two. As an aside, don’t go grocery shopping in Lake Louise unless you like paying twice the price as everywhere else. A loaf of bread was $5.00, long before the recent insanity of sky-rocketing food and gas prices. In Yoho four years  ago I paid $4.00 for a can of  Chunky soup. So shop in the larger centers outside the parks if you are on a restricted budget. I don’t mind paying for entry to the parks themselves  as  it protects conservation.

Anyway here  is a pleasant journey to the past and I invite you to come and join me to see the sights. I shot these photos with a hundred-dollar point and shoot before I got my DSLR. Click on the images to enlarge.

10 responses

  1. sandy

    That is one of my dream places to go. It looks as good as I thought it would!!

    June 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    • and when you see it in real life it is different than the pictures somehow.Hope you get to see it, there are a few places i dream of seeing. jane

      …don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” Cherokee proverb https://janechese.wordpress.com

      June 10, 2012 at 12:46 am

  2. Like out of an animated film — fantasy – gorgeous Jane !!

    June 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    • I still remember the first time I saw he mountains-I was blown away with awe.

      June 10, 2012 at 12:56 am

  3. Deb Platt

    Good for you for sorting through your photos.

    My husband and I visited the Canadian Rockies once, and we really enjoyed it. I was speaking to one of the locals, and he told me that Jasper stood for “Just Another Small Place Extracting Revenue” with respect to the high prices.

    I loved looking at your nature shots.

    June 9, 2012 at 8:28 am

    • That’s a good one! And i heard BC stands for “Bring Cash”. Glad you enjoyed the shots.

      June 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  4. Nice photos indeed!!!

    June 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  5. Yes, everyone , I got rid of a couple of hundred, then took a couple of hundred more.

    June 10, 2012 at 12:57 am

  6. Beautiful mountains! Thanks for sharing them and your story. We all need to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off sometimes! Your trip had to be amazing!

    June 18, 2012 at 10:07 am

  7. Have you heard the saying, ‘It would be a nice view if the mountains weren’t in the way.” LOL

    June 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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