Once we had our supplies, we hit the road for a scenic drive across the Contential Divide. Our first stop was somewhat unexpected…
Our next stop was a little hike to Johnston’s Canyon. This had been highly recommended by Trip Advisor, so I knew we had to check it out. The canyon did not disappoint!
Bow Valley Parkway to Castle Mountain. Chris stopped to grab a cup of coffee, giving me just the right amount of time to snap some photos of the crazy-looking mountain.
This part of Canada has seen a ton of forest fires. Despite how crazy sad it looked, our national park brochure told us a lot about the importance of forest fires; so instead of feeling bad for the dead trees, I kept looking for new baby trees growing back.
Chris’s grandparents (the city ones) used to have a condo at the Radium Resort and Golf Course and he remembers spending many wonderful summers here. The town is pretty tiny, but it’s got the essentials. We stayed at the comfortable, Crystal Springs Motel. Radium sort-of reminded me of Winter Park/Fraiser, CO, where I spent many summers with my family.
Horsethief Creek Pub. We got two Canadian appetizers, potato and cheese periogies and the why-don’t-they-serve-these-in-America dry garlic ribs. The food was outstanding, and seriously, TGI Fridays needs to get those riblets on their menu, stat. Just because they aren’t deep fried doesn’t mean Americans won’t love them.
Screamers and a round of mini-golf down the street.