Saturday, September 08, 2007

Greetings from Alberta!So, Banff National Park is probably the most beautiful place on earth. I was sad to fly back to Toronto this evening - even sadder as we head back to Glasgow tomorrow night. It's the end of our holiday.

Paul and I managed to do loads these past two weeks: experience the infamous Toronto humidity, Niagara Falls, spot some Canadian celebrities; stomp about on the glass floor in the CN Tower; stand on top of a mountain; trek about a glacier; see some elk; go off-roading on back country trails in a 4x4 bronco; snowmobiling on grass (don't ask); and of course, see snow. Yes, snow. It began to snow as we trekked about the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park.

Initially I wasn't that excited about a holiday in my homeland - how much fun can it be being a tourist in your own country? Holy shit, you guys - it's awesome. Canada is fucking brilliant. I'm going to miss it all over again once I land in gloomy Glasgow, I just know it.

Quick side note: why are people in Alberta so bloody nice?! People in Calgary and Banff have to be the most friendliest and politest specimens of humanity I have ever met. It's almost creepy.

3 comments:

Katie said...

The mountains look amazing - I'll have to make sure to get over to Canada sometime.

Anonymous said...

What camera are you using, the images are sharp.

Jennifer said...

Most of the photos were taken with my boyfriend's digital camera - a vivitar vivicam 3950. i had never heard of it myself...