Alex & Megan had a Melbourne friend, Jackie, staying with them so about six of us headed west to Johnston Canyon (just west of Banff) to check out the falls. Becca brought Adele & I here in January - it is now much different with no snow & ice around. The two and a half kilometre trail was concreted pretty much the whole way - with bits of it being tacked on to the side of the canyon. It's a popular spot - the parking lot was full - & we passed many people on the trail (highway).
It was another one of those places around here that I can't work out whether it's more spectacular in summer or winter.
Here a few pictures from January for comparison purposes (it turns out that these didn't make my blog at that time, for some reason).
Sunday prevening was spent learning a new game (Bananagrams) that was basically everyone playing their own little game of Scrabble simultaneously in a race to use one's tiles up first, before heading downtown (a whole block away) to get yummy ice cream & heading down to the river for no particular reason to finish said ice cream. I think we went straight from there to a Japanese restaurant - perhaps I just don't get Japanese food, but I was slightly disappointed; my disappointment was mostly due to the fact that my spicy Teriyaki was not at all spicy (they forgot the extra sauce) & the cabbage & other vegetables were pretty bland. Back to Alex & Megan's for more Bananagrams, which was OK for a while - but as much as I like words & being a geek, the lack of interaction between players (as in what others do has minimal impact on your own little game-world) got me a little bored after a few hands. I miss evenings of Settlers, Articulate, Cranium & many more.