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Published: July 19th 2010
JT Part 3
The Route, The Cables and The Information
Before I begin... it's been brought to my attention that I am writing far too much in this blog about the minute details. So, I am going to try and trim a bit of the fat and give you just the chewy middle bits, instead. We'll see how well I do?
The final day at Miette Hot Springs Resort started with a late snooze, a quick dip in the swimming pool of love with six-other travelers all in their 70's and then we checked out at the front desk. Two-hundred and ten dollars later, we were off to the Soft Rock Cafe in Jasper to eat breakfast and use the internet.
We'd been off the internet for three-glorious days but needed a bit of reality check, to be certain that life was going ahead with our South Korean plans...
We learned it wasn't going well because there wasn't an email from the Registrar's office at the Art Institute of Seattle where I had attended and was requesting "officially sealed transcripts" from. Immediately I was on the phone long-distance to Seattle. I spoke with the same desk-chained-registrar's secretary that I
At the bottom was built in 1964 by a German Architectural Company.
had spoken with over the last 9-days! She was as bitter as always but couldn't provide any answers. But left me with a voice mail, of the woman who would eventually tell me the bad news!
Instead of waiting around all day, to speak with the woman with the bad news, Shauna and I, scarfed down our breakfast plates of vegetarian omelette, hash browns and toast! Then we took the short drive to Jasper Tramway at the base of Mt. Whistlers (not to be confused with Mt. Whistler in BC)
While parking and putting on sunscreen for the adventure at the top of the mountain, Shauna engaged in a conversation with a nice Aussie-Family who was parking an RV. It turns out that we would bump into this particular family all day long filling our time together talking about Australia, Canada, Lifestyles, The Rocky Mountains, Trips, Travel and Work. We enjoyed their company as much as we think they enjoyed ours!
At some point, we reached the top of the tram, then took the 45 minute hike to the tippy tip top of Mt. Whistlers. On this particular day the clouds stayed away, the
The "flight" up
As your "flight" goes up to the top.. the top "flight" goes down and in the middle your "flights" pass each other.
sky was a brilliant blue and you could see every peak within a 100 kilometers of where we stood. Even Mt. Robson jutting out high above the surrounding peaks to the west. The only 12,000 foot peak in Canada! it was truly a gorgeous place to be.
From the top Shauna took a 360-degree video (will be up eventually) of this spectacular view because it was better to see it all then to see just bits and pieces. Although I will add some pics until we locate the video.
Eventually, we made our way back down the mountain in order to catch the tramway back down the hill so that we could eventually make it back to the Jackson Family retreat because we just wanted to stop spending money on everything from accommodation to all day food stuff to entertainment! Especially since we were suppose to be saving our dollars for the move to Seoul...
The only thing on our minds was... when will we be leaving for Seoul? And would we be arriving before August 1st?
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