Day 30 - part 1

Golden Travel Blog

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    *shuddering* Was it necessary to climb out of the sleeping bag? It was COLD out there! Well, it was a good thing that we did or else we would not have had an encounter with a Bighorn Sheep! It was sitting, grazing on its morning meal, basking in the sun. It appeared to be tranquil and living in the moment. Oh, so beautiful!

    Cruising on our way to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for the ride on the Gondola, we came across a bridge with graffiti. See if you can translate this saying or help us understand its meaning: “4 phoques for 2 ducks or 8 bucks but we don't give one phoques to a US war buck” Jos Canadian (a graffiti on a rail bridge).

    Tramming our way up on the Gondola, there is a preview of the Bear Refuge, for the orphaned or injured bears. Also, you would have a grand view of the mountains, streaming creeks, bed rocks, and lush forest below. Stepping out of the Gondola car, onto the tip of the rise, relish the expansive view of nature's artwork. If you're sensitive to the cold, be sure to bring long sleeves and/or pants! Since the preview of the bear refuge gave us an idea of what it looks like, we opted out and continued out day by driving through the town of Golden. There is not much to tell you because there is not much to see. The only spectacular thing about this town is its location near the National Parks and the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

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