We took off for a quick weekend getaway on Saturday. We drove down the Icefields Parkway then went south through Banff National Park to Kootenay National Park and beyond. It was a lovely drive and very relaxing. We soaked in the healing waters of Radium Hot Springs and spent a quiet night at a motel in Skookumchuk, BC. The place has a lovely feel to it and who can resist that name? If you're curious, Skookumchuk is a Chinook word that means strong or turbulent current. It was good to get away for a mini-vacation and to see something different. Change is good. But more than anything else I am grateful to the mother and baby moose for showing themselves. I've passed by this muskeggy lake many dozens of times. I've always said it needed a moose. On Saturday I got two of them.
ETA: I originally left out the first "k" in my first reference to Skookumchuk. Sorry for any confusion.