I spent part of my long weekend out in Banff visiting my friends Dave and Amy (the same people from my Two Jack camping adventure this fall). Amy and I spent Saturday cross-country skiing near Lake Louise; the conditions were perfect, -7 degrees, sunshine and bright blue sky. We had some friends join us on our ski ~ there were four dog teams pulling sleds of tourists and it was fun to have them run by us yapping with their excitement. It was busy in the mountains this weekend because of the Family Day long weekend but regardless it was electric being in Banff ~ a centre that saw its share of tourists and athletes during the 1988 winter Olympics in Calgary. Thanks for cheering us on all the way over in Brisbane A-M ~ it is much appreciated!