S: Rocky Mountain Honeymoon 2011
BC: K + D June 25, 2011
FC: June 27th to July 5th 2011
1: Our Honeymoon in The Rocky Mountains June 27th toJuly 5th 2011
3: We spent Day 1 in East Glacier, Montana and stayed two nights at the historic Glacier Park Lodge. We saw the eastern portion of Glacier National Park on the famous "Jammer" red buses and also while exploring on our own.
4: On Day 3 we drove north to Banff, and stopped at the Prince of Whales Lodge and the town of Waterton Lakes. We ran into a whole pack of Model T road rally people who were nice enough to let us pose for a picture with one of their cars.
5: Continuing on to Banff, we drove through beautiful stretches of Alberta prairie. It was cowboy and ranch country. We also saw some rocky mountain bighorn sheep while crossing one of the high mountain passes.
7: Day Four started with a visit to Moraine Lake, with water that was turquoise from the "rock flour" coming from the glaciers.
8: Moraine Lake
9: Lake Louise Gondola
10: Lake Louise
11: Here are some photos of elk and bear, just a few of the many animals we saw on our trip. In these photos, they are not grizzly bears, but black bears with brown coloration
12: Day Five, we headed north to Jasper, Alberta and drove through flurries! We stopped at the Columbia Ice Field for a ride out to the glacier on the custom made snow buses.
15: Who would have guessed that we'd pass by a camp site called Honeymoon Lake while on our honeymoon. After we stopped to take a quick picture, we headed on to see the spectacular Athabasca Falls.
17: After spending Canada Day in Jasper, we took a day trip to see Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed sites in the Canadian Rockies
19: Here are some of the Bear and Elk that we saw on our travels.
21: Following our trip to Spirit Island, we went for a hike in the outskirts of Jasper.
22: The next day, we drove back to Glacier National Park, Montana to explore the west side of the park.
24: The last two nights were spent at the legendary Lake McDonald Lodge. The architecture and rustic decor were stunning. We also had a surprise guest at breakfast when a squirrel decided to join us.
26: Before heading back to PA, we took one last red bus tour which had us hiking through an old growth pacific rain forest. The cedar trees were massive and the entire area breathtaking.
29: Having seen many beautiful sites as well as every animal that was on our "must see" list we packed our bags and headed back to Pennsylvania to begin our lives as Mr. and Mrs. Cooper