|Saturday was a 260 mile day, but well worth it! We went over to Waterton Lakes National Park, part of the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park. This park in southwestern Alberta is super gorgeous. We came in through the windy road called Chief Mountain Road; the name is from the most prominent mountain along the roadway. Beautiful road even though several miles of the surface was just chip sealed. Both the Akamina Parkway and the Red Rock Canyon Parkway were beautiful, but since some construction is being done at the end of the Red Rock Canyon Parkway, we couldn’t actually get into the canyon itself. The road is an excellent chance to see how the mountains meet the prairies in this area of the Rockies – no foothills to speak of at all. I love the rocky streams the roadways followed – some of my favorite natural sights. We splurged on a 2+ hour boat ride on Waterton Lake that I loved. It took us over the international border to the very rural customs post of Goat Haunt, Montana, accessible only by boat or hiking into it. The wooden hulled boat itself is a piece of Waterton history; built in 1927, it has been plying the waters of this lake ever since! The ranger station at Goat Haunt has some wonderful skeleton specimens and also some examples of elk and moose antlers. I never cease to enjoy learning new information; on the boat on our way back to the dock, we learned more about the wildlife and geology of the area from the commentator and enjoyed a gorgeous view of Prince of Wales Hotel situated high on the hillside. I wanted to buy a scone and a cup of tea at the hotel, but they wouldn’t sell me just that. I was told I’d have to get the entire afternoon tea – and it was $29.99 each, so we skipped that. I will remember my much more reasonable but still very tasty and satisfying, $11.95 afternoon tea in Cheyenne, thank you very much.