Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jasper National Park, Alberta

I surprised Andrew with a weekend trip to Jasper for the Easter Weekend.  It was our first time visiting.  The weather was pretty bad on the way up..... snow storm through a lot of the journey.

This was the view from our balcony.  

This Lac Beauvert.  

I think that is Mt Dromore is in the background.

The lake was still about 90% frozen.  The limestone in the water contains calcite...... which gives you this beautiful green colour.

You can especially see the colour here.... Athabaska Falls.  Unfortunately the route to the base was closed off due to ice covering most of the downward trail.

I spent a lot of time watching the geese.

As we were leaving the lodge a few elk were grazing.  I pulled over to let them pass.

I had never seen real live mountain goats before (shitty picture because of the zoom).

I saw this guy on the side of the Highway and pulled over  (We were in an avalanche zone which means there is no parking/ stopping on the side of the road.... I am sure that there must be a clause that allows you to stop if there is an awesome photo opportunity :-)

One last photo of Lac Beauvert.

I am getting pretty good at driving and snapping photos.  This seemingly normal mountain is actually a glacier.  How cool is that?!  We decided to hold off on doing the glacier tour until the snow has melted.  That will be another post at another time!

Gotta run.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Abu Dhabi Pieces Parts.

Tasted my first Twiglets.

Tasted by first Basil Seed drink.

It was fun to see all the labels in Arabic.  Their regular diet coke is called Coke Light.

These suckers were larger than a human head.  I should have had someone stand in the picture to show how enormous they were.

Got the giggles when I came across these chocolate bars.

 Too funny!



 This is what pedestrian crossing signs looks like.

Abu Dhabi has so many items from the UK.  My favourite chocolate is the Galaxy caramel.  To die for!!  I have saved a bag in the freezer for the "I need chocolate so bad I could kill for it" moods.

Monster Munch pickled onion rocks my world.  I ran out of the 12 little bags I brought home very quickly.

Gotta run.