Monday, August 31, 2015

Ride, ride, ride.....

One thousand, two hundred and seventy.... point five.... kilometres....  That's how far we rode this past weekend, give or take. What an awesome time!

Thursday after work, Chris and I left Red Deer on the Harleys along with Chris's parents, and we toured out to Canmore, then down to Waterton Park, back up through Crowsnest Pass, and then home. It was fabulous, with excellent weather and riding conditions for the most part. The smoky haze from the Washington State forest fires put a bit of a damper on the views, and we were blasted by wicked winds yesterday for part of the return journey, however I really have nothing but great things to say about the trip!

The crew - beer break south of Highwood Pass.

Me and my honey.

Love travelling with the Cookes - they are always prepared!

Fitzsimmons Creek

The trusty steeds.

Flood damage is still evident in K-Country.

Lunch in Longview.

Classic Waterton scenery - the Prince of Wales Hotel.

Waterton Lake

Pre-dinner beverages at the motel in Waterton.
(Turns out the chairs were a clever idea, right Chris!?!)

While in Waterton, we did a bit of touring. We rode the Akamina Parkway out to Cameron Lake for a quick look-see.....

Cameron Lake

And we rode the Red Rock Parkway out to take a short stroll along a stellar little canyon.

Red Rock Canyon

Anderson Peak

After we checked out a few of the Waterton sights, we made our way north to the Crowsnest Pass. We stopped in Coleman for lunch and then saw the incredible Frank Slide. On the way over to Pincher Creek, I made everybody detour to a place I recalled from childhood - Lundbreck Falls - and it was as beautiful as I remembered!

Anybody else see the irony in this pic?
Probably won't see my bike parked in front of
a church again any time soon! LOL!

Mmmmmm, lunch at RumRunners!
(This was across the parking lot from the church.)

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Frank Slide

Even through the haze, the Turtle Mountain aftermath is unbelievable.

Lundbreck Falls

Meanwhile, back in Pincher Creek... some small-town tractor humor.....

Chillaxin' at the Stardust Motel - thanks so much to Dia for calling me back!

Familiar views as we got closer to home.

One last 'rest stop' before rolling into Red Deer.

The gang.

Fantastic company, wonderful sights, fun riding..... What an enjoyable way to spend some days off! Thanks for joining us Sandy and Larry!



Anonymous said...

love this blog.....lucky you. where did you stay at the nights?

Anonymous said...

MY MY 111,,,what a nice weekend journey,,,,lots of nice scenery and weather,,, nice way to enjoy days off from work...looks like a good bunch to travel with,,,,have a god week at ya lots ,,,dunkster,,,,,

Cheryle said...

Thursday night we stayed in Canmore... Friday night - Aspen Village Inn in Waterton... Saturday night - Stardust Motel in Pincher Creek... Sunday night - home sweet home!