Next it was off to find some shops. I found a great little needlework and knitting shop, so I asked them if there were any Patchwork shops - they told me if I walked a further a 3 blocks I would find one.
I found this little beauty - Satin Moon Quilt Shop, so there I spent the next few hours in 7th heaven. Mmm already - I now had extra weight to carry home!! however just as well, as I didnt see another patchwork shop for the rest of the tour..
This is the Horse and Carriage Ride we did around beautiful Victoria.
And this is the lovely Fairmont hotel where we stayed.
Next stop was Whistler - just a beautiful place and there were plenty of people out there skiining.
How gorgeous was this - our welcome gift - complet with "bear" prints.
Mt Robson on our way to Banff
This was very exciting - I spotted a mummy bear and her two cubs whilst on the bus and called out -" Bear on the Left " Our driver back along the highway so we could all view and watch them.- Bears at this time of year are fresh out of hibernation - you can imagine the lean on the bus when we were hanging to one side to get a shot - this was the first bear sighitng for the season.
Just beautiful - Lake Louise
and this photo right on Sunrise - we got early espcially
no filters of anything just al la natural.
Ready set go - was fabulous once on the sleigh - I had no idea we would be airborne for the bumps!!!
And the finale - ont he Rocky Mountaineer - Banff to Vancouver - just as good as all the pics we see on the tele.
way way in the distance we saw a "grizzly" - this also was exciting - there were 3 or us that spotted him and the train came to a halt for all to see - unfortunately I didnt have a good zoom on my camera by the time the train came to a a halt.
gorgeous scenery throughout the Rockies.