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BANFF

2015 Big 6 Week Trip


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FAVOURITE PHOTO -

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BOW LAKE - BEFORE LAKE LOUISE WHICH IS BEFORE YOU COME INTO BANFF.
MORE ABOUT THAT LATER.

I LOVED THE MAIN STREET OF BANFF WITH IT'S IMPRESSIVE MT RUNDLE
TOWERING OVER THE TOWN. I WAS SO AWE INSPIRED THAT I FORGOT TO
TAKE PICTURES LOL.
WELL HERE ARE A COUPLE OF OK PHOTOS JUST TO SHOW YOU WHAT THE
MAIN STREET LOOKS LIKE.

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I CHOSE TO STAY AT BANFF CARIBOU LODGE. I HAD SEEN PHOTOS ON
BOOKING.COM OF THIS HOTEL COVERED I SNOW!! I SO WANTED TO
EXPERIENCE THIS..... SADLY NO SNOW :(
BUT IT WAS A GOOD CHOICE STILL THE SAME.

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CARIBOU LODGE HAS PLENTY GOING FOR IT AND IT WAS A GOOD CHOICE.
THEY HAVE AN IN-HOTEL POOL & SPA, GREAT RESTAURANT CALLED THE KEG,
FRIENDLY STAFF, BREAKKY WAS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE (SOMETHING NOT
READILY FOUND IN CANADA AND THE USA ON BOOKING.COM).
WE ALSO GOT BUS PASSES INTO TOWN. THE BUS IS OUTSIDE THE FRONT
DOOR. I WOULD NOT HESITATE IN STAYING HERE AGAIN!

THE ROAD FROM JASPER TO BANFF WAS SCENIC AND A COMFORTABLE
EASY DRIVE. FIRST STOP THE ICEFIELDS. THIS WAS COLD! BRRR.
HUBBY AND SON HAD SHORTS ON! ..... HAHA.
FIRST TIME SEEING SNOW UP CLOSE FOR HUBBY AND SON.

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THERE WERE LOADS OF BUSES TAKING TOURISTS OUT TO THE NEW
GLACIER SKYWALK. LOOKED A BIT TOO TOURISTY FOR US SO WE
HURRIED BACK THROUGH THE ICY COLD AIR BACK TO THE CAR AND
CONTINUED OUR JOURNEY.

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BOW LAKE - NEXT STOP.

BOW LAKE WAS MY FAVOURITE. PROBABLY HAD SOMETHING TO DO
WITH US HAVING THE PLACE TO OURSELVES. THE VIEW HERE WAS
STUNNING! :)

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LAKE LOUISE - JUST BEFORE BANFF

WE ARRIVED AT LAKE LOUISE LATE IN THE AFTERNOON AND THEREFORE
A LITTLE STRAPPED FOR TIME. HUBBY WAS GOING TO DRIVE STRAIGHT
THROUGH TO BANFF BUT I WAS DETERMINED TO STOP HERE
BECAUSE I HAD SEEN SO MANY GLORIOUS PHOTOS.
I AM GLAD THAT WE DID :)

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BANFF.

JUST LIKE IN JASPER WE ONLY HAD 1 DAY TO ENJOY THIS PLACE....
NOT ENOUGH TIME.

WE DECIDED TO TAKE THE BUS UP THE HILL TO THE HOT SPAS.
GOOD CHOICE! WELL THIS WAS ANOTHER HOLIDAY FIRST FOR US....
WALKING OUT IN ABOUT 8C (FREEZING COLD FOR US) AND SINKING INTO
THE NATURAL HOT SPA. NICE! :)

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BANFF BREWING CO - BEST BEER IN BANFF.

BANFF BREWING WAS A GREAT CHOICE FOR LUNCH AND A FEW
BEER TASTINGS. THE CHILLI WINGS HERE WERE PRETTY GOOD TOO
ALONG WITH A BOWL OF CHEESY FRIES AND GRAVY. YUUUM.
BOTH DISHES, CANADA AND THE US DO WELL :)

A TIP TO ALL OF YOU AUSSIES OUT THERE.....
DON'T ASK FOR CHIPS OR YOU WILL GET CRISPS HAHA.
WHO HAS CRISPS WITH THEIR BURGER??!! LOL.
FISH AND CRISPS ANYONE?....... NOOOO!!! :)

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LEAVING THE FABULOUS ROCKY MOUNTAINS BEHIND WE DROVE TO
CALGARY FOR THE NEXT LEG OF OUR JOURNEY - NEW ORLEANS IN USA.

I ARRANGED FOR US TO STAY RIGHT AT THE AIRPORT IN THE DELTA HOTEL.
THIS WAS A GOOD CHOICE BECAUSE AVIS CAR RENTAL WAS JUST UP THE
ROAD FROM HERE ALONG THE AIRPORT PICKUP AND DROPOFF STRIP.

THE AIRPORT DELTA HOTEL WAS REASONABLY PRICED, HAD A NICE
INDOOR POOL AND A RESTAURANT. AND THAT MADE IT EASY FOR US
IN THE MORNING TO CHECK IN ACROSS THE ROAD AT THE AIRPORT FOR
OUR EARLY MORNING FLIGHT TO NEW ORLEANS VIA HOUSTON.

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FUNNY AUSSIROSE STORY -

NEXT DAY WHILST CHECKING IN THROUGH CUSTOMS, THE OFFICER
WAS ASKING US THE USUAL QUESTIONS. JUST BEFORE HE LET US
THROUGH HE CRACKED A WIDE GRIN.....

HUBBY WAS WEARING HIS BLACK T-SHIRT WITH SMALL WHITE WRITING
ON THE FRONT THAT SAYS "NOSY FUCKER ARN'T YOU" :)

NEXT DESTINATION - NEW ORLEANS.

Posted by aussirose 14:29 Archived in Canada Tagged mountains travellerspoint springs lake usa canada banff lodge company belize columbia hot rocky louise hk bow brewing icefield caribou 2015 aussirose Comments (0)

ORLANDO

2015 Big 6 Week Trip


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FAVOURITE PHOTO -

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WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR....
DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THAT SONG! :)

AND YES.... IN ORLANDO, ALL MY DREAMS CAME TRUE!...... MORE ABOUT THAT LATER.

IT JUST SO HAPPENED THAT WHEN WE VISITED EPCOT DISNEY, THEY HAD A FOOD AND
WINE FESTIVAL. WELL I WAS IN HEAVEN!! ... LOL

POUR ME ANOTHER GLASS OF ITALIAN ROSE THANKS ;)

IF OUR SON WAS NOT WITH US I PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE VISITED DISNEY.
I AM SO GLAD I DID THOUGH. I WAS BLOWN AWAY!

BEING A LOVER OF ROLLERCOASTERS, I WAS IN MY ELEMENT HERE :)
YOUNG JESSE GOT US FRONT SEATS ON THE THUNDER MOUNTAIN ROLLER
COASTER - A FIRST FOR ME. SCARY, BUT LOTS OF FUN!

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EPCOT - MY FAVOURITE ;)

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BUT THE ULTIMATE WAS THE FIREWORKS TO "WISH UPON A STAR".
I CRIED LIKE A BABY HAHA. I HAVE A VIDEO THAT I MAY TRY TO
UPLOAD HERE ONE DAY.
WE GOT PRIME VIEWING OUT ON THE TOP DECK OF A HOTEL IN ORLANDO
ARRANGED BY OUR FRIEND ANN.

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SPEAKING OF ANN.... ANN AND CHARLIE, OUR GOOD FRIENDS MET ON
VIRTUALTOURIST, LIVE IN THE TAMPA AREA OF FLORIDA AND HAVE A CONDO
IN KEYS WEST ORLANDO DISNEY. WHEN THEY HEARD THAT WE WERE
COMING OVER, ANN ARRANGED A LITTLE MEETUP THERE..... WHICH TURNED
INTO A BIG INTERNATIONAL VT MEET. WE HAD PEOPLE FROM THE UK,
DENMARK AND MEXICO AS WELL AS OTHERS FROM THE US AND CANADA.

KIMBERLY FROM VT HEADQUARTERS WAS ALSO THERE AND BROUGHT US
SOME VT GOODIES AS USUAL :) SADLY... IT WOULD BE THE LAST TIME WE
WERE TO SEE KIMBERLY AS JUST RECENTLY.... FEB 2017 THE OWNERS OF VT
TRIP ADVISER DECIDED THAT THEY WANTED TO DELETE THE COMPETITION.
A SAD DAY FOR ALL OF US VT'ERS.....

SO HERE ARE A FEW MEMORIES OF OUR MEET AND A FEW OF THE
CONDO IN KEYS WEST. THE GOOD THING ABOUT STAYING HERE IS THAT
YOU GET A DISNEY BAND TO WEAR AROUND YOUR WRIST AND IT GETS
YOU ON THE BUSES PROVIDED AND ON THE FERRY. IT IS WELL SET UP.

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LOVE THIS PHOTO OF HUBBY! DEPP..... EAT YOUR HEART OUT!! LOL
HUBBY LOOKS SO SEXY ;)
NOW RUN AWAY YOU VA'S ..... I WANT HIM ALL TO MYSLEF!! :)

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DISNEY SPRINGS IS OUTSIDE OF DISNEY WORLD BUT IN AMONGST
THE THE DISNEY ACCOMMODATION. IT IS THE PLACE TO GO FOR MORE
ENTERTAINMENT, SHOPS, RESTAURANTS ETC.

WE WENT OVER ON THE FERRY PROVIDED AND HAD A WANDER AROUND
AND NICE MEAL.... SORRY NO RESTAURANT TIPS.... CAMERA DAY OFF ;)

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ALL OF MY LIFE I HAVE WANTED TO VISIT CAPE CANAVERAL. SEEING A
ROCKET LAUNCH WOULD BE JUST THE ICING ON THE CAKE :)
SO.... I ASKED ANN IF SHE COULD TEE UP A DAY FOR THOSE OF US THAT
WANTED TO GO TO SEE NASA. CHARLIE KINDLY OFFERED TO DRIVE US.0

LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT A FEW WEEKS BEFORE WE SET OUT ON OUR BIG
TRIP.... I DISCOVERED THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE A ROCKET LAUNCH
AT THE TIME OF OUR VISIT... WOOHOO!!! WOW!! I COULDN'T CONTAIN
MY EXCITEMENT! I WANTED TO DO CARTWHEELS!! LOL.

SO IT WAS ARRANGED. WE BOOKED TICKETS FOR THE ROCKET LAUNCH.

BUT.... SO SADLY THE ROCKET LAUNCH DID NOT HAPPEN ON THE DAY :(
APPARENTLY THEY HAD A PROBLEM WITH SOME VALVE.
BUT APART FROM THIS DISAPPOINTMENT...... WE STILL HAD A GREAT DAY.

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BUT NEXT DAY AT DISNEY I RECKON I SAW THE ROCKET GO OFF. SEE
PIC BELOW. WHAT DO YOU THINK?....

PSSS.... PLEASE DON'T RUIN MY THEORY....

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WE LEFT OUR LOVELY FRIENDS AND CONTINUED ON TO OUR NEXT DESTINATION -

BELIZE!

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