Walking Atop 100-stories of 10,000 Year Old Glacial Ice

You haven’t lived until you’ve stood upon glacial ice that is thicker than the Empire State Building is tall, and ice that was perhaps around when Moses was just a young’un. Read on…

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the Canadian Rockies

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Travel Photography – When baby boomers are bopping around the globe taking in the sights of God’s creation, it is inevitable that you will run into inclement weather. For many years, I had envisioned a trip to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies.  I love scenic mountain panoramas, and particularly a white-capped mountain peak’s reflection in […]

The Historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the Canadian Rockies

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge ~ Alberta, Canada – Many baby boomer luxury travelers enjoy taking a step back in time by vacationing at some of the grand hotels and resorts that were built in the early 20th century. This was the time of the Roaring Twenties.  Economies were strong, new passenger rail systems and the […]

Rocky Mountaineer: Two Days of Luxury Canadian Train Travel

Rocky Mountaineer – When the end of 2011 draws nigh, and these two baby boomers sit down to consider all that we have seen and done throughout the past year, our two-day journey aboard Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer luxury rail tour service is certain to be in our top ten list. Named as one of the […]

Walking the Athabasca Glacier – Canadian Rockies Trip Journal Day #11

Columbia Icefields Glacier Adventure – One of the baby boomer adventures that will long stick in our minds was our walk upon the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta Canada’s Columbia Icefields. Our driving tour of the Canadian Rockies has been plagued by lingering rain.  However, when we made our way to ride upon the massive “terra […]

Canadian Rockies Trip Journal Day #10: Columbia Icefields Parkway Road Trip

Columbia Icefields Parkway – The tenth day of our baby boomer tour of western Canada brought us to the Columbia Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies. This stunningly beautiful scenic drive is 230 km (140 mi) long and stretches from Jasper down near the city of Banff. The well maintained two-lane road provides seemingly infinite mountain panoramas […]

Canadian Rockies Trip Journal Day #9 Brings a Rainy Day in Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge ~ Jasper, Alberta, Canada – Well, I suppose a baby boomer traveler needs to expect some inclement weather when traveling.  Right? For a good part of the day, we were so socked in with clouds that you couldn’t even see the beautiful, snow-covered Rocky Mountain peaks standing majestically behind the Fairmont […]

Western Canada Trip Journal Days 7-8 Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train

Rocky Mountaineer – Our two-day luxury journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Jasper was completely out of this world. We had been anxiously anticipating this part of our exploration of western Canada as folks like National Geographic were naming this as “one of the world’s greatest trips“. As you can see in […]