Saturday, June 2, 2012

Festiva in the Park: day one

FRIDAY JUNE 1st, 2012 

Our road trip has a name.

We realized that we are going to be going through or stopping at quite a number of National and/or State Parks so the trip has been dubbed "Festiva in the Park"

We got away from Calgary this morning about an hour later than we had hoped. Filled up with gas then hit the Trans Canada Highway westward over the Rocky Mountains, through the interior of BC to Vancouver. The first half of today's drive was very familiar because we done almost every year for the past 20 or so. From Salmon Arm on though it's been a very long time since we've been on the portion of the highway. It's been at least 25 years because this was the first time we'd driven BC's Coquihalla Highway and it opened in 1987!

We went through four national parks today, Banff, Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. The drive was pretty uneventful with the car performing well... almost 50mpg on the first leg.

Here's a few photos for your enjoyment...
Loaded in and ready to go!

Well equipped for the road.

National Park number 2.

We'll put the road right through...... there.

In Salmon Arm.

With B, E and I on the wharf at Salmon Arm.

Arrived in Vancouver in time for the sunset.

1 comment:

  1. Iremember the wharf, we used to go there all the time when we went to sandy point, looks like you all still fit in the festiva, have fun in Van