Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Walking in Banff

I've been watching lots of Shimelle's videos as I've worked through the Cover to Cover class and Stacy Julian's Dozen Day slide shows in the Twelve workshop, and there have been several examples of using a 6x12 page to tie together two 12x12 pages and add additional photos and journaling. I knew it was definitely time to use this technique again.

Our first day in Banff on our 2010 road trip, we decided to walk down Tunnel Mountain road into town. We walked through town, bought a few souvenirs, took a carriage ride, snapped lots of photos, then decided it was time to eat . . .

We had a gift card for Bumper's The Beef House, and according to the address, we were only three blocks away. We were getting tired but decided we could walk three more blocks for a good steak. We walked, and walked, and walked, and over a mile later finally arrived. There was  a semi-truck farmer's market in front, so we bought some fresh fruits and vegetables, then headed to the front door to find that Bumper's was closed!

It wouldn't open for another two hours and the next bus up the mountain wasn't due for 30 minutes. So we set off up the trail and the steps and along Tunnel Mountain Road - stopping to rest & laugh at how tired we were & how much we had bought in town!

We did eat at Bumper's that evening - after DRIVING back down the mountain!


  1. That's a great little story to record! It sounds as if you certainly earned your dinner that night.

  2. I agree with Sian..great story- and it would have been a pity to leave it out!
    Alison xx

  3. YES! I am talking about this today too - not with specific examples but that it's a great solution for how to add to pages that are already done. I like the idea of starting with it too. Makes the albums more interactive and fun to go through. :)

  4. Wow, I like the look of the 6x12 page in your album. They would be the perfect touch to some of my travel pages. So did you watch Dallas last night? It sure was a trip down memory lane!


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