I’m quite sure nobody is ready for a vacation to end.
I know I usually am not.
When this posts publishes, I’ll be back at work and doing the daily grind again after nearly two weeks off. The goal was to be relaxed and refreshed, and I think that was accomplished. We’ll see how long it lasts!
But the end of the month also means it’s time for a challenge linkup!
I had a few photos earlier in the month, but after this trip … this is where the photos for my challenge are coming from this time around.
I hope you all had as much fun with this challenge for the month as I did. I actually had a hard time picking just five shots for the month.
Here are my five!
1. High above
This view is at the top of a mountain in Banff, Alberta. The views were absolutely stunning. Even with the town below, nature is seen all the way around. We got up here via a wonderful gondola ride and then walking around the top. Very cool experience.
2. Lake Louise
One of the most famous spots in Banff National Park is Lake Louise. Unfortunately, this trip only took us through Banff for a day, so we only had the chance to hit this lake (among the several I’d love to see), and it didn’t disappoint. Simply breathtaking.
3. Wapta Falls
Geocaching brings you to some wild places, and this is just one of them. Nestled into Yoho National Park in British Columbia, this set of falls takes about a 1.5 or so mile walk one way. As it got a little later, we stopped to get a park pass and asked the girl if we had time. She said she thought we did, but coming out we might need flashlights. She was correct. The walk out wasn’t bad – the way back was tougher with the terrain. But this was all for an Earthcache, and one I’ll not soon forget. (And yes, we climbed up on that ridge in front of the falls and got a bit wet in the process).
4. Bridal Falls
This was a set of falls we stopped to see on the first day of this journey. A nice hike to them. These were really wonderful and with not many people there, it was extremely peaceful as well.
5. Looking out
This is at the top of an area in Oregon as we chased some old geocaches. I can say this – this may have been a 1/1 in 2000, but it’s definitely not a 1 terrain in my mind. The way up was a struggle for me. My knees don’t handle going steep like this well. But slow and steady was the way to go and we reached it. It was a cloudy and dreary day, but the views were still impressive.
And there are my five for the month!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below.
And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: I set up a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.