15 June 2007
Getting up this morning was tough, since it was so cold outside and our sleeping bags were so nice and warm in comparison. We had set the alarm for 7:00, but, knowing we had such a short day ahead of us, we stayed in bed till 8:30. The plan was to get to Lake Louise early to have time to relax and check it out. However, we left much later than planned, and arrived accordingly late.
We finished our first province today!! We felt quite proud of ourselves for having conquered BC, the province we most feared. Alberta was not very welcoming, though. The road became really bad, and as soon as we had crossed the border, it started to rain, then hail. By the time we arrived in Lake Louise, it was pouring rain and freezing cold. It took a hot, 20-minute shower for my feet to finally defrost.
The weather here is bad, and we missed the last gondola ride. Oh well, this place is much too expensive and touristy for our liking anyway. We're just going to relax for the rest of the evening, skip Banff, and head to Canmore tomorrow morning.