Neighbors are discouraged, abandon farms, move to the city, and Ukrainians buy these farms.
Our driver from time to time shows academic knowledge and gives small lectures.
And now we are approaching the divine Lake Louis, about which I heard so much back in Edmonton. Such a walk through the Rocky Mountains is a very affordable thing for Edmonton people. Only three days off, got in the car – and in a few hours in his Alberta Switzerland. And there are so many tempting excursions between Jesper and Benf to the spiers, radium and hot spring fonts, emerald lakes, glaciers and evergreen mountains … Don’t just pass Lake Louis, you can watch for hours and not blink, you can pray for that beauty.
But every time our bus makes its way through these snowy glaciers, wildly carried to the skies of the mountains, it is more and more delayed by the drizzle. The driver has even let the rain tear cleaner out the window. This is such a failure! Rain, fog, no more mountains, and when we drove to the Lake Louis Chalet, which is built with windows overlooking the lake, it was already pouring real rain. To go so far and not see the most important thing?
There was nothing left but to spend the night. In this Lake Louis is like this: forest and mountains, two hotels, a tour bus station, a gift shop. There is no private housing, it was not visible anywhere on the road. There are no people here, except for tourists and hotel staff. Everywhere first-class hotels: waiting for guests to pamper them with precautionary attention, kind courtesy, luxurious care.