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anniedandjohnm’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 13 Sep 2008

Location: Banff Springs to Calgary, Canada

MapAfter a night of heavy rain where we were, snow had fallen on the mountains giving stunning views of The Cascades, Mount Rundle etc seen when the cloud lifted. We packed up, then took a taxi ride to walk round the town. The taxi driver told us all Banff yellow cabs (Ford Saloons) had been police cars !!
Very chilley too, warmer clothes would have been welcomed!!
We had the hire'van' loaded and left for Calgary 132 kms away at 1pm. Deer seen on the road side, and as we headed out of the beautiful Rockies the scenery changed to the flat lands. Here is were the Pacific plate joins the plate.
Freight trains of a mile long seen hauling their loads. Police speed cops here use helicopters, sneekey!!!!
Arrived at The Fairmont Palliser hotel and checked into 1136, before a walk round the shopping area of Calgary.Now 60 degrees temp here. This looks a very affulent city, which we were surprised at.
John and Mary on their explore found a returant called Blink which we had a great meal in, only to discover the chief was from Newcastle on Tyne, he produced a lovely and unusual meal.