Saturday, November 22, 2008

NSR pictures

Just got back from a day of sightseeing and shopping....resting up before heading out again for dinner and then to the Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. Thought I'd share a few pictures from the past day.
I think this one is obvious....lol
Just a snapshot of the chalets we stayed at.
Hey....here I am....outside the chalets! Can you see how windy it was at 8:30 this morning....brrrrr
This is pretty close to where we were staying up on Tunnel Mountain. These are the Hoodoos. See those peeks? They say they were formed from dissolving Limestone. I would have gotten closer BUT see that edge and drop...well I'm scared of heights...THAT was as close as I was getting to the cliff's edge....rofl
On our drive from Banff to Lake Louise, it was snowing pretty good and the clouds were really low but I was able to get a shot of this mountain....think it might be Castle Mountain. Here we are at looking at Lake Louise....the most famous Glacial Lake in the Canadian Rockies...it's gorgeous in summer when you can see the turquoise colour...although it's beautiful it's somewhere you'd never swim!
This is the shot from the otherside side of the bridge. I love how clear the water is up here!
I forgot to take my large lens for my camera today so I couldn't get a great shot of the Banff Springs Hotel but that's what you see in all those trees!
Here I am in front of one of the many trees inside Chateau Lake Louise.
Thanks for stopping by....hope you all are enjoying your weekend....we sure are!

30 comments:

Rose Ann said...

I looks gorgeous, Dawn!! Have fun...and thanks for sharing your pics!!

Becky said...

Dawn, it's just beautiful. This is one place I've always dreamed of going and there you are, right in one of the most beautiful places in the world -- you lucky girl. I know it must just be fabulous.

Kerry J. said...

Oh looks like so much fun! Is that the Douglas Fir? We used to love staying there when we lived in Alberta!

Deborah said...

I love that place! Your chalet looks cool! Enjoy! Deb

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Looks like you're having a blast. What gorgeous scenery, and you are just the cutest thing. Have fun!!

Tina said...

WOW I love the pictures. It is so beautiful the pictures probably do not give it justice. I want to see this in person!!

Michelle said...

Ohhh that looks so nice - Rob would love that! Hey - now that I have my own blog, I am no longer MichelleInBoise - I'm just Michelle. Don't get me confused with any other Michelles out there. Thanks for sharing - and love the picture effects!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Dawn...it looks so great! I was just there a month ago! I can't believe how much more snow there is now! When we were there it was 15 degrees C!

Hope you had a wonderful time!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh I'm so jealous! My entire family flew to Banff (Canmore actually) to ski several of the local resorts and had such a wonderful time! We all flew from Oklahoma and Tennessee at the time and had a great get-together. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

corinnesomerville said...

So beautiful, Dawn! I'm so glad you're having a wonderful time away....enjoy !!!

Marisa said...

Banff is beautiful. Glad you are enjoying your time there. Hey, you're half way to my house :) Just keep a coming over the Rockies and to the Pacific Ocean and then I can meet up with you lol. Enjoy the rest of your stay.

Nancy Riley said...

That's some gorgeous scenery, Dawn! Hope you're having a great time! (looks cold!)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, it looks just GORGEOUS, Dawn! What a breath-taking place! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Catherine said...

Those are great pics, Dawn. Now I want to take a vacation after seeing your pictures.

And loving your pink jacket :)

Anne Granger said...

These are gorgeous pictures Dawn!! I so want to visit the West coast someday especially Banff!!

What kind of camera do you have?? I love how you did your pictures, is that a certain software package??
I would love to know as I'm hoping to get a new camera for Christmas.

Have a fablous weekend,
Anne

Lynn said...

Wow, these are gorgeous pictures!
Thanks for sharing them!
I hope you and your family are having a great time!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh how gorgeous - wish I was there! :D

Kathryn said...

GORGEOUS!!

Six years ago- my husband and I went on a trip up to Canada -- we stayed at Fairmont Chateau at Lake Louise -- sooooooooooo Beautiful!!!!

Then we drove up to Banff-- such a beautiful place!! Then took a train across the Canadian rockies to Vancouver -- It was a fabulous trip!!!

Thanks for sharing your pictures.

KathyJ said...

WOW - those pics are amazing! I have never seen snow except in pictures and can't imagine how cold it must be, but it looks soooo pretty!!!! Sounds like you are having a great time - enjoy!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Your photos are breath taking! Enjoy your time with your hubby! Love the snow... I too am afraid of heights..Your better than me..I handed the camera to my son to take those shots off the mountain when we went on our vacation in Colorado this summer.

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous pictures Dawn!! Love them!! Hope you had a super weekend...looks like it to me:-)

Have a great week!! Hugs, Kelly

Debbie said...

WOW! This place looks BEAUTIFUL! Looks like you are having a great time! Thanks for the pics!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Great pics...you are just so cute! I love Banff...it's such a cozy little place!

Alexandra said...

WOW!!!! These pictures are absolutely gorgeous, I am soooo glad you shared them!!! And, you are sooo pretty Dawn, I can't be your friend anymore...lol!!!!! Looks like you had a fabulous time!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Laura said...

Looks so beautiful.... and really cold:) Glad you had a good weekend!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVED looking at all yours pics!!! What a great time and beautiful scenery!!! TFS!!! I get unsubscribes daily -- it just comes with the territory -- even when ALL I post is cards!!!

Doris said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of the beautiful snow that we rarely get here in VA. I love your blog and all your creative pursuits but enjoy your photos as well. Keep up the good work.

Donna said...

gorgeous photos! hope you had a great time (looks SOOO cold!)

shel9999 said...

Such BEAUTIFUL photos, Dawn! What a nice place to be!

Crafty Christie said...

Our son in law just returned from a conference in Banff. Now I am able to see some of the sites he enjoyed. Thanks Dawn, they are beautiful images.
Diane, Bay City, MI