Monday, June 13, 2011

Banff National Park, Canada: Day 3

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

We met a traveler from Scotland that told us that if we wanted to find bears we had to "stop looking for them and just look for the cows", which later we identified as "crowds".  We were determined to find a bear and despite our futile effort not to look, our minds became more focused on finding one.  Today we toured the lakes, popular tourist destinations but we took the back roads between lake sites in search of wildlife.  The last sketch of road along our journey, Grandma suggested we say a prayer.  I know it sounds ridiculous but I believe in a loving God who takes interest in our trite concerns.  Almost instantly we spotted the cows or crowds that is.  Foraging in woods were two grizzly bears.  We were able to watch them from a safe distance as they overturned rocks and logs while feeding on grass.  It was a beautiful site.  After awhile we all piled into the car and I mentioned that now all we needed to see was a wolf or badger.  Incredibly a half mile down the road an elusive wolf softly trotted across the road and into the brush.  That was incredible too.  We offered a prayer of gratitude, the importance of which I learned from my Grandpa Golden.  I think we all fell asleep with smiles on our faces that night.

Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Lake Louise Lodge

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park


1 comment:

  1. So incredibly beautiful. I love that in the end you were able to see bears and a wolf. Heavenly Father does answer even our small trite concerns or wants. It just looks all so gorgeous. I am loving getting to hear about your fun journey and adventures.