The second part of our day trip was lunch at Stanley Thompson Club House.
The last time we were here, it was fall, and the golf course was full of elk. We didn’t expect that to happen this time of year.
The waitress said that only happens around New Year and September or October.
It was fun to revisit one of our favorite stopping places during our trip from Vancouver to Banff and Jasper almost 13 years ago.
The golfers in our family would enjoy this place.
The view outside our window.
Eyes can barely take in all the beauty surrounding this place.
Helen’s corn chowder and yam fries.
Dan’s fish and chips.
Cerwin’s chicken sandwich and yam fries.
My chicken kabobs. The dips were hummus and dill.
The fireplace in the center of the restaurant.
We saw this mule deer on the golf course driveway as we left.
The driveway is a beautiful one-mile-long.
We had a bit of an emotional time when at the end of the driveway, Dan and Helen told us that this is where their youngest daughter died.
She was 18 and with friends from Bible school. They were walking along the river above the falls – taking pictures. It happened when a rock gave way and she fell into the rushing water.
I think I remember them saying that it was about 16 years ago.
From there we drove toward Lake Louise. On this stretch of road there were high fences to keep wildlife off the road, then every so often there were walkways – above bridges – where the deer and other critters could cross to the other side if they wanted.
More beautiful scenery.
The next post will be of Lake Louise.