An overnight stop
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This afternoon our aim was to reach Kamloops, so after leaving Jasper, we set off on this beautiful drive. We were admiring the scenery and of course taking photos, a lot from the car, when we saw one car stopped, so we slowed down, and yes, there was another bear but I think this one was a Cinnamon coloured black bear. It was bit further away than the Grizzly bear had been and there weren't the large number of people around, so it wasn't getting aggitated, it just kept eating and we kept taking photos. We were so excited, this was the 3rd bear we had seen today. It was in an area of I think Black Diamond, where they do river cruises so that you can see bears. We didn't stop to do the cruise.
We were on a mission to get to Kamloops, so other than stopping to see bears and of course, stopping for food, we kept going. We then spotted across a lake, A mother bear and 2 cubs. We were quite a distance away and across the road and the lake, and although I tried to get the camera out in time, the mother bear knew we had stopped, so she stood up and looked around before turning and walking off with the cubs. Now we were really excited! 6 bears in one day, although only got photos of 2.
Finally, we reached Kamloops, now we had to look for accomodation. We drove around for a while, and finally went into a hotel. We were happy with it so that is where we decided to stay. The room had a microwave, so we had planned to heat something up for our dinner. We went for a little walk first, and forgot about what we had planned, duhhh, so we went into the restaurant of the hotel and sat down, got a glass of water while we checked the menu.