The last time I posted I left off as we were about to visit Lake Louise, in Banff National Park, Alberta. The above photo shows the road going into the lake.
This is the Chateau Lake Louise which is situated on Lake Louise. What a spectacular spot!
Here is is! Lake Louise in winter.
In summer the lake is green as it's fed by a glacier which you can see in the distance where the mountains form a valley.
A bit of open water near the shore.
The paths around the lake near the hotel were well cleared. It was just gorgeous there on this day. Cold. But gorgeous! There were hundreds of people around taking part in winter activities of skating, hockey, snowshoeing and cross country skiing or just walking and taking photos.
There were several ice sculptures on display in front of the hotel as well as the ice castle out on the lake. The one above is of elk fighting. Pretty awesome eh? I guess it never got mild enough for them to melt and there is a bit of snow on some of them.
The ice castle.
If you follow Lorrie's blog, "Fabric Paper Thread", you might remember that she posted about this very ice castle right here when she visited in January. Pop over to visit and also have a look at what's blooming in her house this week.
There was some hockey going on on several cleared 'rinks' on the lake that day. The Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic was taking place. Above are some sledge hockey players, some of whom are paraplegic.
Has anyone ever seen a 'block of wood heater' before?
This was sitting on the ice and burning on the inside. It created a lot of heat right up close to it and smelled so good too.
Our family with a special announcement. :)
Do you get it? 1, 2, 3…..another ba…by. :))
Isn't this a cute way to make an announcement?
It was so special for me to be able to take the photos of our daughter and her family for this special moment in their lives.
Baby is due in August, which means they won't be able to come home to our son's wedding in August but, we'll be going out again later this year to visit them and meet our newest grandchild.
You can see why Lake Louise is such a special place to us.
Murray was here one time on a business trip many years ago and had the opportunity to paddle a canoe on the lake right up to the far end. We also visited here about 14 years ago.
We got home late Tuesday night. I have a bad head cold and sinus infection so the landing in Montreal and Fredericton was pretty bad on my right ear….which totally blocked in Montreal…. and while landing in Fredericton I had a lot of pain in it and my sinuses. I'm off to my doctor to get a prescription for antibiotics to clear it up this morning. I can't hear very well so hope it clears up.
We sure do miss our family. It was so quiet here this morning.
I can't believe how much snow we have here at home. There were several bad blizzards while we were away as well as freezing rain in between. Lots of snow to clear away before we get more. Come on Spring!!
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