Day 11—Kootenay and Canmore

After a lovely night in Windermere, we drove through British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park en route to Canmore, Alberta.

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Paint Pots Trail…

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Marble Canyon

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Arrived in Canmore (near Banff National Park)!

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View from dinner at the Iron Goat Pub & Grill…

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View from our motel room…

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Day 10—Driving to Windermere, BC

Starting in Glacier, stopping in Whitefish for a yummy meal!

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Crossed into Canada!!

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Anza-Borrego State Park

I’m thankful for – Day #17 – Adventures

My goal for this vacation was really to do as little as I possibly could.  Read, relax, sit at Starbucks, enjoy people’s company…
That said, every now and again you’ve gotta let people take you on an adventure to revive that sense of awe and wonder in all of us.

Henning and I joined Steve & co on a hike in the Anza-Borrego State Park, east of San Diego.  It was nice to be back to the desert for a day.

Driving into the clouds at sunrise…

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Journey 1:
Entering Hellhole Canyon in search of the fabled Maindenhair Falls…

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“They Didn’t Bring Enough Water”…. got it…

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Jumping cholla cacti…

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Finding an oasis (palm tree jungle)…

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…and lots of boulders…

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…and… not quite a waterfall.

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Well… it was fun anyway…

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…and beautiful.

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Journey 2:
Slot canyons… (didn’t know we had these in California?!)

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Journey 3:
Feet too tired!
Viewpoint instead…
Salton Sea behind the guys.

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