August 17, 2019 – Revelstoke to Cochrane
It was pretty wet outside in the morning – it had rained overnight and the roads were still wet, but the sun was shining and the looked to be starting well. We got packed up and headed to downtown Revelstoke to find a breakfast place. I’d searched the ‘net the night before looking for “the best breakfast place in Revelstoke” and a few sites indicated that the Modern Bakeshop and Cafe was the best, so that’s where we were headed.
Since it was a Saturday, Revelstoke had it’s street market going on so we had to park down the street a bit from the Modern Cafe and walk a bit. But it was worth it! The food here was terrific! We ate outside as it was crowded in the cafe, and just warm enough outside in our gear that we were comfortable.
With breakfast done, we got gas and hit the highway! Homeward bound!
We stopped for gas and a break in Golden, that way we could just go straight home without having to stop again. Funny thing happened to Louise at the Tim Hortons – as we went in the door, one of her co-workers happened to be right there! What were the odds! They chatted for a bit, then we got our coffee and tea, sat for a bit, then headed out again for home.
The newly built TransCanada east of Golden is a rather quick and easy run to Lake Louise now. At the Lake Louise junction, we turned off the TransCanada and got on the Bow Valley Parkway, which is a way nicer ride. While the speeds are far less, the reduced traffic reduced the stress, and it’s very curvy so way more fun to ride. Soon enough though, the Bow Valley Parkway ended where it joined up with the TransCanada again. Once we hit Canmore, we again pulled off the TransCanada onto the 1A for the last 40 minutes or so to Cochrane and home.
We arrived in the mid-afternoon, broke my Apple Watch taking my jacket off, then showered and unpacked. Then we piled into the Jeep and headed into Calgary to get the dogs!
Another trip completed and into the history books!