Banff, Alberta - April 7-8, 2006
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When I was in Banff last year, it was August and warm. This year, it was a quick trip, also, but so much different. The different seasons really do make a difference. There weren’t nearly as many people as there were in the summer, and it was substantially cooler. There was still snow on the mountains, and the water was much colder than it had been in August. However, it was still just as beautiful.
I came in to pick up my sister and take her back to Vernon with me. Me, my sister, and our two brothers all had tickets to a concert back in the Okanagan, and she and I were going to my grad dinner dance together, and she was going to be moving back to Vernon in May, so we were bringing some of her stuff back with us. Instead of driving in and then leaving on the same day, I stayed overnight. She had the days off work, so we just went for a drive, and looked at things that I hadn’t seen the last time I was there (and some of the things I had seen last time, too). The rivers and lake still had ice on them, although it was breaking up in parts. The snow on the mountains was still there, but not enough to ski or board on, and there were no people revelling in the sun at the lakes or in the parks. Very different from the last time I was there, but more like what I had imagined it was normally like from hearing the stories my sister had told me.