Ok, so in a way, it’s not really a “Day-cation” because I’ve been on holiday all week.  But in a way, it is, because we took today to do a nice little day trip out to Banff.

And it was great.

The mountains are beautiful this time of year.  Driving out of the city and into the foothills, the mountain peaks really stand out against the background, because the snow pack has crept down to cover everything above the tree line.  The tree line itself, mostly evergreens, provides a stark lower boundary.  It was slightly overcast today, so the white, craggy peaks stood out in relief against the roiling grey of the clouds.

Another benefit is that because it’s mid week, and off season, the crowds were low, and we got to stroll through the town in a way that just felt more leisurely.  I always feel more hurried in crowds, and I suspect many other people do as well.

Fall is about the only “off-season” in Banff.  Winter through early spring, it’s over-run with skiers.  Mid to late spring and all through the summer, it’s over-run with back-packers, tourists, day trippers (like me!).

Anyway, it was a nice day, and I’m glad we did it.


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