Inspiration: Glacier Water BLUES ~ are unlike any blues i've ever seen. Exploring Banff and Jasper in Alberta, these amazing colors made us stop at every lake, creek, waterfall we could fit in. A new favorite color perhaps?
The ANIMALS in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canda! We saw Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (the horns!), Elk (unbelievable rack), Mountain Goats (babies!), Black Bears (cubs!), Canadian Geese, and some monster crows.
Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. That glacier blue water rushes down with such force around the island, down the drop off, and around the bend. See tiny Shawn + Bucky for scale! Also amazing tree roots!
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. WOW. I still can't believe the blue color of the glacier lake water. And the chipmunks are so friendly they even come right up to dogs. Beyond breathtaking!!!
Canmore, Alberta is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots so far. Especially their Quarry Lake Park with the Off Leash Dog Park. Look at the VIEWS. Amazing both in sun and snow... and such nice people and fun big dogs each time we go.
Mount Engadine Lodge by the Spray Lakes in Alberta is MAGICAL! This swiss inspired chalet treats you like family, feeds you well, and isn't joking about the abundance of moose/wildlife sightings... and the perfect place to get snowed in.
The Uncommons store in Calgary, Alberta. A must stop, i'm blown away by how much good local design is there in addition to a lot of NOTCOT favorites. Fun art, edibles, accessories, gifts, and more. See what caught my eye.
Inspiration exploring from LA to Yellowstone National Park to roadside bison to cocktail pasties to Glacier National Park to camping at Bowman Lake and cruising the magnificent Getting To The Sun Road... and everything in between!
The NOTFZJ80, Bucky, Shawn, and I are headed north to Alberta, Canada! to follow in real time, see the NOTlabs Instagram. So far thru NV, AZ, UT, ID, MT, WY, and now we’re back in Montana and heading up into Glacier National Park…
Chicago to Iron Mountain, MI - Quick weekend road trip for a wedding in the woods and getting inspired (and well fed) at Longman & Eagle and Honey Pie, trying a Yooper Pasty, finding Witch's Butter, deer, bunnies, and more...
NOTFZJ80 Project: Test Trip, Big Bear Part II - testing out the car off roading! From paved roads to dirt paths to more extreme rocky climbs, we put the Land Cruiser through the Forest Service Roads to see how it handles...
NOTFZJ80 Project: Test Trip, Big Bear! First part is testing out camping. From popping the rooftop tent, annex, and awning, to cooking a few meals and curling up under the stars we explore dispersed and yellow post camping.