Day 25 – Banff, AB to Missoula, MT

Last night we stayed in the Cascade Court B&B in Banff. This is a very nice three story home about a half block from the Banff Springs Hotel. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone going to Banff.

We left around 8:30 this morning heading toward Missoula. It was a sunny day when we left but quickly turned stormy as we neared Radium Hot Springs. This drive is every bit as spectacular as the drive from Jasper to Banff although shorter. You drive down the road at the foot of these huge snow capped mountains and they look so BIG!

The drive down highway 93 to the US border is quite scenic but not as spectacular as driving through the mountains. The critter count today was a mere 4 Dall Sheep and one deer. We did cross over Ha Ha Creek while still in Canada. It is so nice to be back in the good old USA!

We stopped at Glacier National Park near Whitefish, MT. There had been an avalanche so we did not get to drive up and see the glacier. We got to admire one of their huge glacial lakes, however. Glacier fed lakes, for those of you who may not have seen one, are this incredible jade green to turquoise color (depending on how the light strikes it). There are many of them up in the mountains. We drove along Flathead Lake after we left the park. It was very big and beautiful.

Tonight we ate at a restaurant here in Missoula called “Famous Dave’s Bar-b-que”. Their menu had beef brisket which they claimed was as good as in Texas. I had to see if this was true since we have not eaten BBQ since June 8th. Tom had pork ribs. We have to admit, Dave’s is up there with some of the best.

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One Response to Day 25 – Banff, AB to Missoula, MT

  1. David Whitten says:

    Well, you’re in luck. Yes, I was introduced to Famous Dave’s in Omaha. Pretty good stuff. But, you’re in luck. Texas has three locations: El Paso; Amarillo & Abilene. I passed the one in Sioux City several times, but never ate there. I love the BBQ they serve. Here is the home page.

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