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Day 17

SAM_1905.jpgSAM_1920.jpgSAM_1923.jpgWe ate from an ordinary and limited buffet breakfast at the hotel in Kamloops and checked around 9.30 am. We stopped at a Safeway supermarket in town to purchase some fruit, water and snacks as we had a long trip ahead of us and not much civilisation between Kamloops and Jasper.
We stopped at a restaurant/bar in Clearwater for lunch. Not being very hungry Darlene & I decided to share a hot chicken sandwich. It turned out it came with vegetables and a large serve of fries. It was intended as a meal for one but the two of us could not finish it.
We continued on through to Jasper stopping at a few points to take some photos. It was a picturesque journey. We crossed over from British Columbia to Alberta and put our clocks forward an hour. Just over the border we stopped at a National Park Gateway to pay our fee for entering the park. $20 per day per car. We were given a receipt to stick to our window which has the day and time we need to be out of the park by. I am not sure what the consequences are if we don’t comply but we should be ok. We arrived at our next destination the Chateau Jasper around 6pm local time.
Our rooms were not what we expected. We have two double beds instead of a queen bed that we instructed our travel agent to arrange. Not happy, but we cannot change hotels as it was prepaid and they have no queen rooms available. I wrote an email to the Agent but not surprisingly he has not replied. We will not be using him again. That is the third incident we have been displeased about that he has been responsible for.
We went into town for our evening meal at a Chinese restaurant here in Jasper but the food was average to ordinary. We drove and walked some of the city streets after dinner and had an ice cream then and returned to the hotel. Lance and I grabbed a few brochures from the reception area and returned to our rooms for the evening to independently work out what we want to see over the next two days.

Posted by IanDarleneUK 07:28

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