Welcome to my Kill to Get Crimson 2008 tour blog!

My name is Isaac, 30 years old from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up for the purpose of documenting the journey I am taking following Mark Knopfler’s Kill to Get Crimson tour in North America, in the summer of 2008.

The North American leg of the tour, as well as my journey, begins June 24th in Morrison, Colorado and ends on July 31st in Miami Beach, Florida.

Even though I intend to write on a daily basis, publishing the stories onto the server would be tricky. After all, we’re talking about vast distances which will be primarily crossed by driving, and there is no way for me to predict the availability of Internet connection throughout the way.

So… make yourself at home and feel free to drop a comment.



Monday, July 07, 2008

Staring at Lake Edith

A short drive from downtown Jasper on highway 16 (“Yellowhead Highway”) eastwards takes you to Maligne Lake Road. Immediately turning right you find yourself on your way to the Jasper Park Lodge. Owned by Fairmont, this lodge’s ridiculously high prices are only exceeded by its immense beauty. You pay hundreds of dollars for each night (for the simplest room they have), and you get to live in one of the most stunning lodges in Canada, rivalled by only a few resorts, the closest one being the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, BC.

They have a golf course (which doesn’t mean much to me as I dislike golf). Everywhere you are in the course, you’re certain to see snow‐peaked mountains, which makes it a really joyful experience in bright sunny days. They also boast one of the best sushi places I’ve ever been to. Tiny little shop, can seat maybe 10 people. You sit right in front of the sushi master and he prepares your order right in front of your eyes using the freshest ingredients. So tasty, and surprisingly cheap (about $5 a roll).

But I’m not visiting Jasper Park Lodge today. Instead, I’m visiting the nearby two wonderful lakes, Lake Edith and Lake Annette.

I am sitting right now about 5 meters from Lake Edith. Nobody around. Maybe a bear or two but who knows. The lake is beautiful. It’s cloudy though, so you don’t get to see much color, and it’s windy so the water is not completely calm, but it’s still beautiful. Click here to see what it looks like on a sunny day.

I believe I felt a rain drop, so I’m packing everything. Back to the car on my way to Edmonton.

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