Road Trippin'

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Last weekend we headed to Calgary for Nick's sister's birthday. As we drove into town we tuned into the local radio station to hear the presenter ask how everyone was coping with the -20 degree weather. Minus twenty. We were very tempted to turn the car around, but while the weather didn't warm up, the company was great and we were able to see a different side of Calgary than we're used to thanks to our wonderful tour guide. Among other places we went to Galaxie Diner, Holt Renfrew and Broken City.

On the trip back I took a few photos from the car of the snow on the side of the road. It really is incredible.  
A closed visitors centre


The guiding arrows dug out of the snow banks


Tunnel 


Sign for the national park buried
Roadhouse hidden behind the snow banks at Rogers Pass


The other Roadhouse at Rogers Pass


A massive snowbank on the side of the road


Another hidden road sign


Tunnel


Icicles on the cliff

The snowbanks on the side of the road make traveling the road a little less scary to me. Before the snow you could see the shear drop from many of the high points along the road. The snow banks remind me of bumper bowling, where they cover the gutters so you don't get gutter balls. You can't see the drops anymore, making is safer. Weird logic, I know.

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