September 14th cont'd
I am writing from the same restaurant. After my breakfast this morning, I headed out to the tour. I met with the guy early on and we left to pick up another 4 people from their hotel. The 4 were made up of 2 older couples who were from England [Really nice people, but not super talkative]. The guide was really nice and talked a bit about the forests.
Not even 10 mins in, we saw 2 does and a buck. The elk are beginning mating season so the males were much more aggressive, as we were told. The two females crossed the road and the male elk followed behind. [Bow chika wow-wow]
We continued on and the view was amazing. Yesterday the view was cloudy so I couldn't see as well. Along the road, however, there were lots of mountains and tree-filled valleys. On top of that, the clouds cleared up as we drove out and it was a beautiful day. The road we took was set up as a scenic road, meaning no transport trucks could drive on it. There were also a bunch of scenic viewpoint stops along the way. It was quite amazing how vast and beautiful the rockies are. Everywhere you looked was a picturesque view of the sprawling trees or snow-capped mountains [I didn't take as many pictures as I should have on the road, but the shots that I got when we got out turned out pretty good]. We stopped at Athabaska Falls and toured around it. We also stopped at one point at a viewing lot. Most of the trip was silent but we would occasionally ask a question or talk amongst ourselves. The group from England are going to Ottawa coincidentally. They started in Vancouver and are going to see family. [I took tons of pictures, but won't put very many up. Ask for more if you want to see them] When we got to the icefields, it was asian-central. There were tons of asian tourists crowding the centre. We went onto a bus to bring us to the ice explorers. On the way was --
Oops. Food is here
[Had to take a bit of a pause to eat]