In a couple of minutes, we will be leaving zombie like for a family vacation to Calgary and Banff National Park. My coffee is being made while the car has been loaded up for the trip. The alarm is being set and the dogs are starting to realize they aren’t going. After a quick stop at Tim Horton’s for a cappuccino for Wendy, we’ll be on the road. Hopefully the boys will fall back asleep in the car. Since they are both zombie like right now, that should not be a problem.
We’ve loaded two large duffle bags, four backpacks (for stuff to hike in Banff with), six camera bags (one large bag to carry our gear and one smaller bag each), and a cooler full of drinks and breakfast stuff.
We are stopping in Hanna to photograph the abandoned and some say haunted, Hanna Roundhouse and then grabbing a quick lunch in Drumheller while we let Oliver cool off and burn some energy while running to the top of the world’s largest dinosaur.
We’ll be in Calgary in the early afternoon. Our hotel is right on a CTrain line which we will take downtown as we explore downtown Calgary, the Calgary Tower, The Bow, and the Peace Bridge. Mark and Wendy are also clamouring to check out Mountain Equipment Co-op and The Camera Store.