We even found him a girlfriend later in the trip. We crossed the border later in the day, the guy at the booth was kinda crabby. He was all business and very short with us. Canada have lots of Poplars and pine trees but not many other kinds of trees. It has a different look to the countryside. Our Hotel was great (Thanks, Jabby) and the view was of the sleeping giant. The first full day there we were going to go to the Amethyst Mine, but went the wrong way down the major highway (as in going west not east). We ended up going to Kakabeka Falls and Fort Williams instead.
We enjoyed late afternoon naps each day, Which was very nice. The first night we ate at the Gargoyle, a very interesting place. The food was really good too. The second night we ate at Montanta's. It was a steak house like Bonanza . The third night we split up and Pete and I went to Boston Pizza, good food with a sports bar atmosphere.
The second day we did manage to find the Amethyst Mine. It was up a very curvy and at times steep road. There were lots of fun things to see just on the drive there. The mine was awesome!! I wish we would've been able to see more of the mining operation. One of the reasons we didn't was because they had just opened and were still getting rid of snow, ice and excess water. We got to dig in their tailing's pile for treasures.
Glen found a rock he liked, but it wasn't for sale.