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Published: August 20th 2010
Not so early up today. Breakfast at Dennies (bagel) then onto the coach for a quick tour.
Went to fort Calgary and got talking to a retired mountie. A very interesting man who knew a lot about Indian ways.
Eventually arrived at Banff, covered in smoke from the fires. A lovely place and we had a very brief orientation tour before being dropped off for lunch. Had fast food (chinese) very good.
Then back on the coach to see some sights. The bow river and falls, the mountains and the Hoodoos. (photo will explain)
Saw a mountain squirrel that was really cute. Forgot to say that we saw an Elk and a hawk this morning.
Now it is early evening and all I can hear from outside is the sound of American Magpies and every hour
the sound of the train horn as it pulls through Banff station.
The views from our window are spectacular. The smog is clearing so the helecoptor trip planned for tomorrow may go ahead.
Pam and I are still very tired as we are close now to the international date line. Coming home should be interesting but that is still a week away.
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