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Starting the Long Drive Home to Pennsylvania

Sunday, August 12, 2007

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Our last day in Banff and Jasper national parks, so of course this morning the sky is blue with no clouds anywhere. I take a short walk in the morning. I never realized that there is a beautiful mountain behind the campground.
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It's time to start heading home. We want to be home in time for Joe to start school the end of August.

We have ten days to get home and 2500 miles to drive, so we’re driving 250 miles each day. But before we start our first 250 mile drive today, we decide to drive up to see Lake Louise one more time. Some clouds move in by the time we get up to the lake, but the lake is still pretty.
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Then a long day of driving. We drive past Banff and look at the mountain scenery that was hidden by the rain on Friday when we were here.
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The drive is uneventful, except for some minor trailer brake issues. The scenery is okay, but nothing special after we leave the Banff area.

However, it is close to 90 degrees fahrenheit today. We are not used to this heat! It was below freezing less than 48 hours ago. What a change!

We stop in Medicine Hat, Alberta for the night at the municipal campground, Gas City Campground. Nice campground. We unhook, have dinner and then get some groceries and gas. We make a few phone calls, go for a walk around the campground and then watch the first Harry Potter movie on tv.

Posted by jengelman 13:33 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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