Jasper to Kamloop

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September 29th 2011
Published: September 29th 2011
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We stayed two days at Jasper for there was a lot to see there. We started of with a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs, but the fried potatoes we can't get used to. Not very nice to see them on your plate so early in the morning. We go more for toast and jam. But the first we had to do is wrap ourselves into the warmest clothes we could find. Our Kenworth jackets came in very handy. Because, we were high in the mountain and it was raining on the roads, but it fell very slowly so it appeared to be snow. And,,looking at the mountains we were right because the snowline became more pronounced every hour. Thus we went to the Maligne canyon. The river plunges over several stages into a canyon which is a 23 mtr. fall. Very impressive and noisy and v.v.v.ery cccold.The next stop was the Maligne lake, but the weather had closed in and everything looked very bleak. So we took refuse in the car and travelled back to Jasper and on to the Icefield road. This was the road we travelled from Banff, but in the end we did not want to stop anymore before we arrived in Jasper because it was so terrible cold. That meant we had to backtrack part of the road. We were told if we were to see anything it should be the Athabasca Falls, which we did. And it was worth it. Absolutely magnificent. The river plunders thunderous down a narrow canyon . Several bridges allow you to see the spectacle in the best places. We said to each other that these falls made more noise than the Niagara. We arrived back at Jasper and looked forward to a nice bowl of hot soup. We had a look in an interesting shop that sold items made by the Indians. So sad that flying limits what you take with you because a tomahawk looked so good. But we think that our customs would have frowned at the leather and feathers. O well, it will just have to live in our memories. Tomorrow it will be early on our way because of the distance to Kamloop. So good night for now and until than. We started of early even better for we went into British Columbia and the clock went an hour back. The trip to Kamloop was not so interesting. The scenery changed and soon we were out of the snow country. There was also a lot more truck traffic. We had about 450 kilometres to travel so we waisted no time and set on about 110 kilometres per hour. We made a stop at an information place called mount Robson. There we had our bacon and eggs. We made a second stop at Little Fort. We consumed a very nice soup. It was a roadhouse style place and the Lady there did the lot. She can't get any staff. Staying with the river we arrived in Kamloop about 3 p.m. The Hotel was easy found and a nice gentleman booked us in for the night. Tomorrow we are of to the end of the scenic road Vancouver. But that will be for the next time. Bye for now Liz & Allan.

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