Wednesday, July 05, 2006

More fun at the lake

When I was at Moraine Lake and Consolation Lakes (Moraine being the one on the old $20 bill, by the way...) two weeks ago I discovered this cool little picnic site by the water, but what drew me in was that it appeared to be completely wheelchair accessable. It dropped this wild idea into my brain that I now had a place to take my folks where Mom's wheelchair was no longer a "limitation"!

The long weekend was just the wrong time to even contemplate Moraine... anything close to Lake Louise or Banff would be just zooish... so... today was the day.

I'll stop yammering and share some photos... photos, by the way, made possible thanks to my generous nephew, D. who allowed Uncle David to borrow his camera! This camera has a timer on it! Very handy for the group photo you'll see at the end...

Thanks, D.!




WAITING IN LINE AT THE BANFF PARK GATES


EXIT SIGN TO THE BOW VALLEY PARKWAY


A SHOT THAT MAKES YOU WONDER JUST WHO'S WATCHING THE ROAD, ANYWAY??


THE WATER WE SAT BY FOR LUNCH


US. THANKS TO D.'S INCREDIBLE TIMER... AND A HANDILY-SITUATED FENCE!

6 comments:

Granny said...

Nice. Hope all is going well with you.

Utah said...

Hi Dave ~

That picture of you with your mom and dad is absolutely adorable. Gas ~ $87.00, picnic lunch ~ $22.00, having a family picture ~ priceless.

Turtle Guy said...

G - Thanks for continuing to drop in... despite my not "being around" much... these are crazy days - truly they are. Sleep? Right. Later. A fellow who used to work for me would say "I'll get lots of sleep when I'm dead." That's sort of how I'm feeling these days!

U - This is 2006... Let's see... Gas ~ $112.00, picnic lunch ~ $42.00, but still - having a family picture ~ some things never change.

Anvilcloud said...

We were out that way six years ago (loved it), and those first three or photos look very familiar. Went to Moraine Lake too. I'd love to do it all again. It was the best trip.

ipodmomma said...

lovely! that is a great picture of you all... 1924, indeed a very good year... :)))

oshee said...

It looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing it.

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