We left early the next morning.
I was really struggling to stay awake in the car. I was so tired. Joel kept asking me how I could sleep when we were traveling on Canada’s most scenic highway. Somehow I managed to. Truthfully, I was a pretty lousy driving partner. Sorry Joel!
But, by the time we got there I was rested and ready to do some exploring.
Our destination was the Columbia Icefield. We wanted to see a glacier up close. Thanks to this huge ice explorer (bus) we did just that.
You might not be able to tell from the picture but we were driving straight down. It felt like we were falling off a cliff–very slowly.
See all the people holding on to the backs of their seat? I wasn’t so sure about my safety. Joel thought it was great.
The tour guide said it was dangerous. There were holes that you could fall into (they had a special name, but I can’t remember).
Apparently these people didn’t hear the warning–or didn’t care. And I am not sure what the crazy Hawaiian man was doing. He was even wearing a lei.
Lots of people were collecting the glacial water in their water bottles. Joel decided to test it out. I wouldn’t taste it–I wasn’t so sure. I told Joel he was going to get sick.
When we got back on our bus and the tour guide informed us that drinking glacial water is supposed to be very good for you and keep you healthy. Once again I was too cautious and Joel was right. We’ll see how that keeping you healthy part works out for him.