We started out the day in Great Falls by saying goodbye to the prairie dogs who lived outside of our hotel. It seemed that we quickly arrived in Canada. The border crossing guards were very pleasant to deal with (I guess Paul & I look like neither terrorists nor drug mules). Many miles of rolling hills of farm land with the Rockies always off to the West tempting us. We finally arrived in Calgary and headed West toward Banff. Calgary was much larger than we had expected. Soon we were in Banff. Tucked into the Rocky Mountains. A truly beautiful place and the beginning of the mountain phase of our travels. We saw an elk today here in Banff with a great rack of antlers. The sun setting on the mountains was very lovely.