To say the weather hasn't been co-operating much this trip would be a MAJOR understatement! We have Mikey (our youngest son) along for a few day's adventure to Lake Louise in the Rockies. And "adventure" it really has become. The first half day was reasonable, but then the heavy rain began in central British Columbia. Apparently it had been raining heavily for several days already (like everywhere else here), and we learned the Trans-Canada was closed because of a huge mud-slide in Glacier National Park. That meant making new plans, and a 900 kilometer detour to Jasper instead. It was a good choice as the only other route through the Rockies was also closed due to bad weather. Jasper and the top half of the Icefields Parkway were actually quite nice yesterday, but as soon as we arrived in Lake Louise today, the heavy rain started - again. Mikey insisted on checking out the scene anyways and took the "standard tourist shot" of us in front of Lake Louise, jewel of the Canadian Rockies. Mikey has helped me make these two posts with his equipment, but he's taking the overnight bus back home to Vancouver soon (we are sitting in the RV in the pouring rain, in the Lake Louise parking lot waiting for the Greyhound bus) so there will be no more posts until I get home in about a week from now.
I did manage to take photos in Stanley Park with Asa and Byuri and the totem poles, and even some of the Haida village at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. I really like how the photos of those two dolls in their native costumes are working out. The photos for the first part of my planned story are not coming along so well though. The photo adventure was going to have four parts. The first section with my three adventurers heading off on some secret quest (they haven't told me what or where). The second part was going to be about when the three encounter a lost native child whom they take along in search of her people. The third section would be about the native child and her mother returning to their village, and finally the fourth section would be the three adventurers continuing on their quest. At this point I don't know if there will be any Rockies photos of the dolls at all - the forecast is for several more days of straight heavy rain. I'm still hoping, but hope is fading fast.