That said, it’s a lovely site. We are in Kananaskis village, which isn’t much of a village. I was hoping for a grocery store and laundry. No such luck. Even the cafe seems to be barely hanging on.
The meaning of all this, is a drive into Canmore tomorrow to stock up and clean as much laundry as the car will hold. And shopping: we need food. Then, hiking. As we sit here in the cafe, Simon is researching hikes. The good, non-rainy days between now and Tuesday when Simon’s mother arrives number only two! However, it seems we have two great days planned: Burstall Pass/Chester Lake for Friday and Centennial Trail for Monday. Excellent!
I’m looking forward to getting acquainted with Kananaskis – it has huge potential! I felt rather sad leaving Yoho this morning. Glacier and Yoho are formidable! It’s going to take a lot to beat them. But then they don’t have to be beat. We are in mountains and every range is different. What I suspect I’m going to find is new wonders and a different kind of joy here.
When we drove out of the mountains this morning, I began missing them immediately. I noticed how markedly my spirits improved as we drove south, back into the peaks. If there was ever any doubt in my mind that I was a mountain person, that experience would have erased those doubts.
I am blessed that Simon “gets” this about me – that he went far out of his way to make sure I’d be happy in our new “home.” He succeeded beyond what I ever might have wished for.