|3rd Annual Golf Trip|
Calgary Canmore & Banff, Alberta (Map)
This one is pretty much here just for GW, Nick, James & myself.
It is only a golf trip; put on this website so we have a record of the good times.
This was the 5th year of the annual college golf trip, so we considered something substantial: Myrtle Beach, Florida, NY, Cali...
GW had to work the first day I was there, so I went for a bike ride around his hood.
Eventually it was time to leave Calgary and head into the mountains.
The first course of the weekend was Kananaskis Mount Kidd (you go south on a highway before getting to Canmore).
Thankfully the storm passed after 15 minutes.
The scenery wasn't too bad.
I sent a picture to Steve with my piss-poor cell phone camera & it was so nice that he was even impressed with a 1.4MP picture.
Wrapping up the day, it didn't rain another drop (although the skies certainly threatened).
A pretty sunset scene as we stopped for beers en route to Banff.
The next morning we went to Silver Tip, which is just north of Canmore (Canmore is the town before Banff).
I particularly enjoyed the course hazards at Silver Tip.
Thankfully they weren't of the Grizzly type (a Grizzly ate a girl running near here in 2005).
Mr. Elk unimpressed with being given a fake film border and a green tinge to his portrait.
The scenery was pretty nice at Mt. Kidd, but Silver Tip was on another level.
As you can imagine, these weren't cheap courses - I was happy to save at least a few dollars with some tallboy Castles.
Wrapping up on 18 at Silver Tip.
Having never been to Banff before, I wanted to see the town, especially the impressive Banff Springs Hotel.
The rest of the group thought it would be a great idea to see the town from their gondola, but I wasn't having any part of it. Thankfully those plans fell through.
I noticed an awesome looking German restaurant near the Banff Springs, but it was a little fancy/expensive for our tastes.
The stoned deer out back seemed to like it though.
This was the night we actually went out in Banff...but not before some stupid game where you need dexterity & grace to avoid drinking all of your 4Loko.
Our crib in Banff.
Our 3rd golf course of the weekend was Kananaskis Mt Lorette; which was on our way back towards Calgary.
GW is an exceptional golfer...so I like to post pictures of the rare times he ends up on the beach.
By this time, I was sort of scenery'ed-out because of all the fine course views...so I didn't pull out the camera as much at Mt. Lorette...
...although I had to when Nick was in this ditch!
(Nick claims that he wouldn't have been in said ditch if he had his 7.)
Anyway, that was that.
Another fine golf trip. I look forward to my 4th & the group's 6th trip this year in Cape Breton.
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