Beginning in Winnipeg, Andriana and I made our way to Yorkton, Saskatchewan to stay the night and catch up with family. From there, we continued West (stopping at the Vegreville Pysanka for a photo!) to Edmonton for a three night family reunion before reaching Jasper and the Rocky Mountains.
Andriana and I didn’t intend on going. Really. But as we were standing in line waiting to purchase our passes for the Columbia Icefield,
a frantic lady ran up to me and said: “Take them! I can’t go! Just take them!” I obliged her, and we got to experience a stunning view of the gorge from the Skywalk
. Thanks, lady!
From the Skywalk, we boarded another bus, and made our way up to the Athabasca Glacier. After a short ride on a regular looking bus, we boarded a specialized bus designed for the steep inclines and less-than-forgiving terrain. (See below)
On the road to Radium. Which took a good deal longer than planned due to a crash on the highway. Traffic was backed up as rescue workers tended to the scene. The scenery around us was quite breathtaking and so were the cars - like the brand new Lamborghini that was parked behind us. The owner was so kind to let us (and countless others) sit in the driver’s seat. *drool
We arrived in time for the most glorious sunset in the most wonderful valley in the most quaint town.
From Radium to Vancouver, through Kelowna. Always stopping along the way.
A quick drive from Vancouver took us Seattle.
We didn’t get to spend much time in Seattle proper, but from the short time there, it definitely made me want to return and explore the city!
Cannon Beach, WA
THIS is the view I came for.
Last stop: Portland. Where 20-somethings go to retire. I would most CERTAINLY head back. So much to do. So much to see.
Food trucks. You have to go.
Multnomah Falls, OR
We had to see at least one waterfall while on the West Coast.