(early morning drive to the mountains)
I spent Sunday in the mountains, biking.
4 of us drove out to Canmore, Alberta-
hopped on our old (but working) bikes,
and pedaled to Banff, Alberta.
It was a beautiful bike, easy trail, and amazing scenery.
The newly made trail runs between the Trans Canada Highway
and the CP Railway.
When we arrived in Banff we stopped at the Coyotes Deli and Grill (downtown) for lunch.
The food was wonderful and definitely not your "standard" fare.
Bagels with Salmon, Shrimp and Goat Cheese Wraps, Smoked Chicken Quesidillas....it was nice to eat something other than the usual burgers and fries!
The restaurant was across from this place....I just had to take a picture of this car:
The 40km round-trip consisted of views which I was in great need of.
The mountains were majestic, hovering clouds were beautiful, and a rainbow hung over a peak as we pedaled back to Canmore.
Days like that make me love this country
even more than I already do.
I so appreciate times I get to escape away from the chaos of the everyday schedule ...
(and realize that I need to do this a bit more often!)