By this point…. four days in I’m ready to throw this shoddy peice of Garmin out the damn window. It doesn’t pick up parks, it doesn’t recognize whole towns and it is vague with beyond poor typing capabilities. Worst 219.00 spent yet.
We left Donald, the area, and mosquito haven with a minimum of 30 bites and about 20 little monsters stowed away with us. My right eye got bit by something so badly it gave it a blood blister, puffed up and was sore (still is) for two days. Good thing I’m alre!ady on antibiotics for the rusty ‘ol car incident. But there is an upside. What you ask is the upside to all this? Well despite the ER Dr and pharmacist saying I’d likely break out in head to toe hives, swell a bit and may feel my throat close, it hasn’t happened. There’s a win in that one!
I took down the laundry is the morning after reading the rules and mused at the do not hang laundry one. Yup I did that. Still breaking rulea daily. It’s good to be me. I tucked things away in their proper spot like I was playing Just Dance. Instead of point I scored in a lack of bug bites.
We drove to Canmore and got Timmies. I ordered hot water to wash my face. Yup that’s life now. Savannah ordered a chocolate chip muffin and told me 2 hours later in tears that she didn’t get it. We went through Yoho with people on our bumper so stopping wasn’t optional. Though I’d have liked the damn sticker for the bumper. We stopped at the Spiral Tunnels and looked for a train as I debated turning around for the sticker possibility. I’ll kist tell myself they didn’t have any. We didn’t. We did get out on the easiest left hand turn without traffic though.
Then we got to Banff. The goal was Cave and Basin. It looked cool in the app. That is honestly what got us there. It was late so I talked with Sav about going to the hotsprings and tjem cave and basin tomorrow. “Hot Springs?! With the low roof! Yes.” She exclaimed. And so we went. She lasted 30 minutes. Driving there felt like an hour through town and my physical temperature skyrocketed. Pedestrians. Tiny Roads. Busy packed roads. Left turns. And crappy Garmin to lead the way. I tossed it in the back and read road signs. We got there. They havr good RV packing. People seem laugh at it everywhere we go. It’s still kicking ha ha! We had a snack upstairs for Sav who was too hungry to stay in the hotsprings but too sick of apple sauce to eat anything in the RV. I enjoyed my 30 minutes of counting people and people watching. Like the little boy who opened the door to leave then just crouched in the corner (still in the pool) to pee. The girl on her phone the whole time on the deck. The heavily tattoo couple. The famer tan couple. The asian tween looking one with big hair and no fewer that four fake body parts who spent the whole time in the water on instagram next to us. The nice gentleman with the most impressive vitaligo I’ve seen and so much more. We went upstairs for food Sav had a panini. She ate the whole thing and was so happy for solid foods. I googled where to stay. We went to Tunnel Mountain a provincial camp ground. After The Beast stalled out (just pulling up) and that oh-so-lovely belt squeal alerted everyone to our aged presence we made it to our site #814.
It was nice. A shared site. With all the hook ups on the wrong side. I hoped out. Checked the area. Said heellll no am I 15 point turning this thing around. The nice guy in the shared site offered to. I took him up on that offer. We hooked up. They were in a truck box camper. One girl came out, then a second, then a third, then the mother. Impressive. It had a full bathroom and fit them. I was curious and impressed. I did not ask to see it.
Savannah skateboarded around the whole place. She also fixed the fuse box for hookups outside. I was clearly exhausted and didn’t even think to read if they were on of off. Sigh. She was so proud. She also walked Max to the check in area a few times first to let them know it wasn’t working. A lady from New Jersey asked if I was petting bear cub outside. She walked over to see. Nope, that’s a domestic house cat. Sorry. And who would pet a baby bear cub!!?? Esspecially a wild one. Go to a petting zoo for a safe experience or stick with the no touching a momma bears cubs rule. Not ever. We found a similarly aged RV. I was so happy. The cat and dog both spent hours outside. Maleficent was unleashed the whole time. But we were right there. Sav sat on a red ant nest so mostly it was myself with the cat. Both animals wanted to eat the chimpmucks. Neither got the chance.
We both slept super poorly.
Hmmm break fluid is vanishing
This is the space between the toilets in the change room. Wtf?
Uppper banff hotsprings
Got the wrong poser
Yup… we’re going over that bridge. Looks daunting from this angle. I imagine one gust of strong adios wind and we’re done. But in person on it, it’s totally fine.
kicking horse pass
Huh…. well that’s awesome. Then we looked across the rd. A guy is walking around. Annnnd let’s go we say.
How to straighten your hair after packing up.
kicking horse pass.
Once again here:) almost to the day 3yrs later.
Our rv at campers haven..