View from the campsite at Jasper National Park… home for the next week…
When I was a little kid, we had to drive long distances to visit relatives. I used to wish there was a fast forward button so we could just get there. On this rainy, dreary April Sunday afternoon, I would use that fast forward button to go to Quebec City, specifically Old Quebec. I loved everything about it when I was there in 2010. Every meal was delicious, the coffee was the best I’ve ever drank, and I loved the architecture. I can’t decide if I’d go there in summer or in winter for the annual Quebec Winter Carnival. I think that would be a pretty time to visit, too.
I’d forgotten about these pics until a few days ago when I was looking for pictures to go with my last post. This is Spectacle Lake in Algonquin Park in Ontario. This was just a one night stop at Spectacle Lake Lodge on a trip to Quebec City in 2010. It was a beautiful, peaceful evening and the lake was so calm. I remember thinking it would’ve been nice to spend more than one night there and sit in one of the Adirondack chairs on the beach and just spend a day reading.
I’m in the midst of planning a road trip for late spring along the West Coast of the US ending up in Wine Country…of course! I always take pictures from the car and here’s a sampling of my road collection….
In the summer of 2008, we went on a road trip through South Dakota to the Black Hills and then on to Yellowstone. It was on this trip that I started to become more interested in photography and to put some thought into taking pictures rather than pointing the camera at something and just shooting. I would like to do this trip again at some point – particularly to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the Grand Tetons and to Yellowstone. The road home leads to the Beartooth Highway which is a pretty spectacular drive, as well.
These are pictures of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. I told the story in an earlier post, but it was here where a couple stopped me in the parking lot as we were walking back to our car and asked me how far it was to actually see the falls, when I replied it was a really short walk, the driver replied that it was too far! Oh well, everyone experiences travel differently, I guess.
If you go to Yellowstone, try to stay a night or two at the Old Faithful Inn (you have to make reservations quite far in advance). I would love to go back just to take better pictures of the interior, but it gives you an idea what it looks like.
This is a picture of the drive up to Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park in July. While going through my photo library, I realized there are quite a few pics from that trip I haven’t posted yet (so I expect I’ll post more, along with some more current wintery Saskatchewan scenes in the coming weeks).