So the reason to go to Banff and Jasper is to see mountains, right? So we went to Banff:
And to Jasper:
We saw mountains:
Reflected in lakes:
Looming over rivers:
We saw mountains with cool light on them:
We camped in the shadows of them:
We watched interpretive programs about the mountain ecosystem:
And of course, through all this I knit. I started Rogue in the Classic Elite Skye Tweed in purple as we started across North Dakota, and knit through Montana, across Alberta, and through the parks. I knit in the car, in tents, at our picnic tables, etc.
Which soon became my saving grace. On our way back into the U.S. we were stuck in lines at the border for 3 hours. So I knit. And knit. In the driver's seat. Note that the car is off...we weren't going anywhere.
The view in front of us:
The view to the side of us for a while. Three trailers of bull elk (which made it into the U.S. a lot quicker than we did!
Halfway through the wait, this is where I was:
Why yes, that is the steering wheel in the background. I kept knitting the whole trip. By the time I got on the plane back, I'd knit the Kangeroo pocket together with the body, and knit an inch further up. So far, so good!