We're here in Banff for the second day, so no odometer reading. We really feel like we're in Europe. Banff is an very international city with all kinds of accents flowing around us. We decided to take a hike up Tunnel Mt. this morning. This hike was supposed to be short - about 2 hours with an elevation of 700 feet. I found it VERY strenuous. The path was very steep, but the views were worth any kind of hike necessary. Periodically, there were overlooks with the valley far, far below us.
We met a teacher and her student at the visitors' center and decided to hike together. That was so enriching. She was from Edmonton and had lots of information to share. Her student was also very interesting to interact with as he was deaf and communicated with sign language. Despite the disability, we all communicated well.
After lunch we took a second hike which was really a stroll along the Bow River to the falls. The scenery was really breathtaking. The mountains surge up all around and the water is blue/green and very clean - just like in Bermuda. I don't think I've seen anything as beautiful as these mountains.
I thought I was in shape, but those hikes really tired me out! I'm in bed typing and ready to hit the hay... Goodnight!