Last weekend’s “National Topless Kayaking Team Jasper Trip” was a success! Snowshoeing topped our list of things to do. We went on a well used multi use trail that lead us towards Beaver Lake from Medicine Lake. The weather cooperated with us mostly (slightly foggy so views of the mountains were not the best) by being a nice -8C. Perfect weather for outdoor activities.
Cheered the cross country skiiers as they went past as if they were in an olympic competition and took a bunch of pictures of the scenery for my friend’s travel business.
Our night out started at the Villa Caruso Steak House & Restaurant where we had fabulous food. The only damper was the mandatory 18% gratuity even though our service was poor. We finished the night at the Athabasca Hotel where we were subjected to the audio torturings of Social Code. Once the hour long agonizing gig was over, the little kids left and the adults danced to the Top 30 hits. Many of the Topless Kayakers charmed their way to some free drinks by the Ray Romano look alike and his crew.
Only a few flaws with staying at our accommodation.
1. lots of large groups of kids therefore prank calls and vaselined (I hope) door handles
2. bed bugs (not a serious infestation but definitely the start of a problem)
3. not in the centre of town.
THe last thing our group did before heading out back home was to visit Jasper Museum & Archives. The coupon we received from the hotel for their Jasper in January promotion gives 50% off on the entry to the museum. Excellent and informative, the museum is quaint with a good many items on display.