Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Castle in the Rockies

Postcards from Banff....
"Hi mom, I'm having so much fun in Banff. Every day I go out and run around in the woods. It is a pretty special place and I love it. I think I may never leave! I love the hot tub in the backyard and the view out of the front window. I think Keith and I are going to retire here and sit and look at the view every day. Maybe we will get rocking chairs. And a sighting scope! I don't ever get tired of looking at Cascade Mountain. Living in a National Park is swell!"
My Town
Banff Avenue (Main Street) and Cascade Mountain
I thought you might enjoy a few images of the popular sights of Banff, including the historic Banff Springs Hotel. It really is a Castle in the Rockies!


The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Vermillion Lakes and Mount Rundle


Sulphur Mountain Gondola with Tunnel Mountain and Cascade Mountain in the distance


My Pet Elk "Mittens"


****All images courtesy of Banff Lake Louise Tourism****

9 comments:

garobbins said...

I spent five years working in that Castle, some of the best memories of my life are tied up in those walls!!
GR

Sunshine Girl said...

Thanks Gary, it was great to have you as my personal manslave for all of those years! The new hired help just isn't as good....

Anonymous said...

Hi "Yunk"

Sounds good to me. Better get the spare bedroom ready and make it three rocking chairs!! Calgary is getting way to big for me.

Love, "Mummy Dearest"

JeffO said...

That's nice - but I'm not jealous. Really. Who wants to look out and see a big dumb rock out there on the other side of a puddle?
I can look out across a STREET! And there's a nice HOUSE over there that keeps those glaring sunsets out of my eyes.
I'm so lucky. Aren't you jealous, now that you know how much better I have it?
(OK, maybe I'm just a little jealous.)

Sunshine Girl said...

Hi Mom!
I'm glad you finally figured out how to post a comment! And you know my rocking chair is your rocking chair....

Jeffo-
Poor boy. At least you are getting out there every weekend! Some of my most hard-core friends are the city folk, they have to make a point of getting out!
People here tend to get a little lazy and don't take advantage of what they got sometimes...

Danni said...

How is it that you even get to live there?!? Unreal.

anna said...

get the guestroom ready!! I'll take the next flight over!!! ;-) Who needs to go to university.....haha

we got the first snow over here today - but I don't have cascade right infront of the door....just a boring school and a river...

Meghan said...

Dooooood, nice new header! Totally beautiful!

Hi Leslie and Keith!

Love,
Meghan

Sunshine Girl said...

Glad you likey!