I am not a traveller. No, not in any stretch of the imagination. I'm a homebody and there is nothing nomadic in my blood. But every now and then it is nice to get away. Banff is the perfect spot. It is only a 4.5 hour drive to arrive in some kind of paradise. I love it in the summer, except for the crowds. I love it in the winter. It is a wonderland. I love it in the spring. It's warm enough to really tour around and cool enough to be comfortable. And now I love it in the late fall. Most tourists are gone and so the locals are happy. There is an anticipation of snow and the opening of the ski hills. The shop windows are filled with warm woolies and winter gear and the Christmas decor is slowly making its way up. Yes, I love Banff all year long.
So what is it that I love? Well other than the mountains...
There is always one who melts my heart.
This time the hotel had an artificial tree with white maple leaves at the entrance. It was actually quite beautiful.
There are look out points...
and lots of natural beauty to be seen, even if this time around we were dodging rain.
And while in Banff I love getting my feet pampered with a spa pedicure. Yay! These are happy feet.
Even the sewer covers are unique in Banff!
Banff is my happy place. Everybody needs one happy place in life. :)