Published: September 21st 2008September 21st 2008
Our third Motor Home
For the last 2 weeks, I've been in Canada. It was a thrill to go from the busy streets of New York to the beautiful country. In motor home number 3, we went to lots of places and had a wonderful time.
Our first stop was Banff. The first day was too cold to go anywhere so we decided to stay indoors and keep warm.
The second day was started by going to the Banff Information Centre. We watched a short video about Banff National Park. It was very interesting. After, we travelled to the Banff Hot Springs. as soon as I stepped into the warm water I didn't want to get out. It was so relaxing! After reluctantly getting out of the spring, we travelled on to the Johnson Canyon Falls. It was a nice walk. When we got to the end, seeing the waterfall was wonderful. It was brilliant. If you went through a cave thing, you would come out to a part where you would get sprayed by the waterfall. After the walk, we travelled on to Lake Louise.
The next day we went and had a look at Lake Louise. We had a lovely
walk around the Lake. We saw mountains and the crystal water. Mum and I walked to the end and saw some people with horses. It was nice. As we were walking back, we found the boys 5 minutes from the end resting on a bench. I was annoyed. Next, we tried to go to Lake Moraine. We tried to get a parking spot where the motorhome was allowed to park, but there were not available. Most of them were taken up by cars when there were plenty of car spots. It was annoying. We drove back to our campsite and had a campfire. It brung back good memories of home.
The day after the that the weather was awful. We travelled on. We made a side stop at Peyto Lake view Point. It was an amazing view. You could see so much. We started travelling again, but the weather wasn't getting any better. We stopped early at Rampart Creek.
The next day we went to the Columbia Ice-field. It was lovely. We took a bus thing down to the ice-field. We had a really funny tour guide. He told us about the ice-field with humour added to it.
When we were on the ice-field itself, I was stunned. The glacier behind us was so beautiful. The mountains were great. I had a snow ball fight with Dad. You were only allowed in the marked area because it had strong snow. The snow outside the marked area wasn't as strong and it could be dangerous. It would be so freaky if somebody fell. Once we were back in the truck/bus and the tour guide had come in he said, "Anybody that is not on this bus, please raise your hand!" It was funny. We left the ice-field and travelled on to Jasper. As we were travelling, we made two stops. We went to Sumwapta Falls. It was good. Then we went to Athabasca Falls. It was amazing to see 23 metres of waters crashing down. I wouldn't want to fall down from that height. We stopped for the night at Jasper and had another campfire. But we had marshmellows with it.
We went to Maline Canyon the next day. We went over heaps of bridges. It was great to see the water rushing though the canyon. After the walk, we went to a lake. I wasn't brave enough
I would not swim in there
to plunge into the water and swim, but my brother was. He charged in. I made shapes in the sand. When we stopped the night, we had yet another campfire.
The day after that we had a travel day. The road we were travelling on is supposed to have bears. We didn't see any. They're out there somewhere! We went and saw the jumping salmon. They never give up. About once every minute they would attempt to get over to the other side. We got some good photos of them. We got to our campsite at Wells Gray. We had yet another campfire and we had more marshmellows. We made up a really weird campfire story. If I had a better attention span, I would have probably typed it down.
The next day we travelled to Hat Creek Ranch. On the way we saw the jumping salmon again. They weren't as active as yesterday, but it was still good to see. After, we travelled on to the Horse Shoe Bend, which is down by the river. Once you get to the top, sometimes you can see a bear fishing for a salmon. We didn't see one. As we
were walking back, we met some people. They had just seen a bear. On our way back, we looked extra carfully. We didn't see one. How can you go to Canada and not see a bear! Than we went to Helmken Falls. It just comes smashing down. Dad says that in Winter people climb it. I wouldn't have the guts. Than we went to Dawson Falls. It was small compared to other falls, but still good. We stopped for the night a Hat Creek Ranch. It is like your in a cowboy movie. It has Indian Tee-Pees. It is cool.
The day after that was a travel day. We stopped at a nice lake. It had heaps and heaps of logs going across. When we got to our campsite in Whistler, I played on the playground. I went to the book exchange and got a book to read.
The next day I went into Whistler. We took a cable car up to the mountain. We went on a 6 km walk. It tired us all out, and gave us the rating of hardest walk of the trip. It went up and down hill. We had lunch on the
The glorious lake
So smooth and calm
walk. The view of the mountain was great. After the excellent walk, we went back to the campsite.
The day after that we travelled on to Vancouver. It was a long travell but we got there in the end. On the same day we went into Stanley Park. We walked over The Lions Gate Bridge. We played on a playground for a bit, than went for a walk. We saw a little frog. We walked on. we were all tired, and were dreading the long walk back, but than we saw a free bus that took us most of the way. We took it. We walked over the bridge and back to the campsite.
I guess that sums up my time in Canada pretty well. Next and last stop, Los Angales, spending 5 whole days at Disney Land.
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