Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pictures from Calgary, Banff & Lake Louise

Just a week ago, Ron was assigned a trip to Calgary - flew in on Friday and spent 2 days off there, returning early Monday. Kyle & Kim couldn't pass up the chance to spend time with Ron in a new place, so they tagged along. Kyle was very excited about the giant skatepark.

Banff is such a neat mountain town. Felt more like the Alps than the Rockies. Great shopping!

Lake Louise is breathtaking. Simply one of the most beautiful places I've seen. Would love to go back when it's warmer and take a canoe ride. The Chateau Lake Louise is an incredible, grand hotel.

Banff & Lake Louise are definitely worth the trip if you ever have the opportunity.

We took Kyle to the largest, free, concrete, outdoor skatepark in North America (Shaw Millenium Park) where he reveled in skateboarding as much as he could. The fab skatepark photos are mostly the talent of Ron's first officer Scott. He was kind enough to take an afternoon to shoot them.

The Calgary Tower was closed, but we did drive by it. We also drove by Olympic Park with its bobsled runs, ski jumps & indoor luge run - however we ran out of time, so we didn't stop.

We did take the time on Saturday night to attend a University of Calgary (Go Dinos!) hockey game. What fun!!!! $10 for a seat on the glass. Some great hockey and great beer. It was a blast.

This was a great trip. Nice to spend time together (though I think the pace Kim & Kyle like to keep exhausts Ron!) and fun to visit a new city.

Enjoy the photos!

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