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We are Nico and Marlies Wobben and in February 2008 we moved from the Netherlands to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada! Nico is an RN at the General Hospital and I (Marlies) work from home, as an administrator at Canada Life and for my own web design business Feel The Fire. And we have 7 cats!
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Last Days Jasper, Driving Back

We’ve already been home for a week and a half, but here’s the last part of our Rockies trip

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September 21st (continued)

We concluded my birthday with a sweet Greek supper at Palisades in Jasper and spent the evening watching tv in the cabin.

September 22nd

A bit cloudy still, but all in all a pretty nice day! We went to some smaller lakes near Jasper, like Lake Annette and Lake Beauvert where the Jasper Park Lodge is. We heard elk bugle, far away!! The elk by our cabin doesn’t bugle for some reason, so we drove to the Icefields Parkway, hoping to find elk there. We saw a young bull by the Yellowhead highway where we again heard the bugling far away, but didn’t see or hear anything anymore on the Icefields Parkway. Back in Jasper we had a good lunch, bought some souvenirs and around 6 we drove east, almost to the border of Jasper NP, where we saw bighorn sheep – this time the males with the really big horns!! Then we drove down the Maligne Lake Road, hoping to see more wildlife at dusk. It was still fairly light on our way down, and we only saw a deer. On our way back it got darker pretty fast, but we had more luck, we saw a moose!! A beautiful male one!! We also saw a porcupine.

September 23rd

Bow Lake in light snowWe drove all the way from Jasper to Calgary, back over the Icefields Parkway (the mountains were whiter and we had some flocks of snow at some places) , only stopping at Saskatchewan Crossing and Morley. In Calgary we visited our friend Derek and spent the night.

September 24th

Time for the big drive back. Again it was a pretty pleasant drive, never thought we’d say that of a appr. 750 km drive! We got home at 4.30pm where Spooky welcomed us 🙂

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