Day 22, Rest Day in Banff/Canmore.
I had another lousy sleep; I really missed the cool night air and breezes. Warm, still indoor air just doesn’t make for a great night's sleep anymore, it seems. First night is always the toughest; I hope to sleep better tonight. Outside of that, I don’t mind the hostel experience at all. It’s easy on the travel budget and a great little base camp.
Not much going on today. Showers, laundry and grocery shopping for the next leg are our biggest priorities, while the horses enjoy their rest day in Banff. We walk Canmore’s Main Street touristy core, do some window shopping and find a German schnitzel house for dinner. Peter and Tina order a smattering of appies, mostly bratwurst and Oktoberfest-sized pretzel, and a favourite German beer. We finish it off with strudel and ice cream. They’re impressed; the food is authentic and amazing!
Peter G. takes Dixon back up to Jasper and brings back Ahi, who’s rested, healed and ready to rejoin us for Leg 4: Banff to Coleman.