Saturday, June 1, 2013

Day 8 - Saturday 6/8/2013

British Colombia really does have serene rest stops.  They seem to always be located next or a lake, or a river, with trees, and grass, and elk, and deer, and bear.

No bear at this one this morning though.

I've stopped in Sparwood, BC before.  Home of the world's biggest truck. Guys like trucks, it seems.

Anyhow, I was taking pictures of the truck, and this geezer rode up in the little electric cart.

According to his story, he used to drive that truck.  But when I asked his name, he handed me a religious pamphlet proclaiming some miracle regarding some sainted female or another.  And then he proceeded to complain that these days women with just a regular driver's license can drive the big ore trucks up at the mine. So I wished him a good day and left.

135 miles later I was back at Waterton Lakes, and the Prince of Wales Hotel.

I did what I usually do when at the P of W. Walked into the bar and ordered a Big Rock Traditional.  And then I looked around and realized that I was the only one there.  So when the waiter brought my beer I asked him about that, and he said that I was the P of W's very first customer of the season, as they had just opened for the season that very morning.  Wish I could say that I planned it that way.

A few more shots from around Waterton.

And finally, this is Courtney, who brought me a beer at the Fireside Lounge and Wine Bar in Waterton.  She's a very nice person.