Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Postcards #1 - Banff

Thank you SO much for visiting this blog.  I have moved the postcard blog posts to their own blog.  You can view this blog here:  http://dearjackhistory.blogspot.ca/2015/06/1-banff.html

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  1. Hi Sandi -

    I am a Canadian and have had the pleasure of staying in Banff, Alberta, on a couple occasions, the latest being October 2013. Please no sarcasm! Until you have actually visited a location, it is impossible to judge objectively.

    Banff, Alberta is located in the Rocky Mountains. It is a gorgeous location with breathtaking scenery. Anyone who has had the honour of seeing the Rockies would not call them pretentious. Banff is actually a very well known ski and summer resort. People come from all over the world to visit and ski/board at Banff.

    In 1975, our family moved from outside Toronto, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia.My mother, two brothers and I had been stuffed in a '74 Firebird for two weeks. My mom decided we needed a break, so we stayed in Banff for a few days. I was 11 years old, and remember playing in the hotel pool until late at night with kids my age. Such fun was a rare occurrence in my childhood.

    We also went on a tram up Sulpher Mountain. Squirrels and beauty abounded. It is a fond memory, of which I have few. I still have the pictures I took that day. They are close to 40 years old now.

    You are very blessed to be in possession of your collection of postcards. Many people have no heirlooms or knowledge of their ancestry, including me. It is a lack I feel constantly.

    I hope you decide to write a book based on the postcards. It would be a lovely tribute to your great-grandparents.

    Best wishes.

  2. Hi Darlene - I am also a Canadian and grew up in Vernon, British Columbia. I have had the absolute pleasure of visiting Banff on many occasions and actually got to stay at the Banff Spring Hotel one year. We drive through the area from our home in Alberta to visit family at least twice a year. It is spectacular and one of Canada's most amazing tourist attractions. My humour obviously did not come across in my blog for you. I was really just trying to use my humour to play down the amazingness of Banff and because of that point out the website that I shared a link to.

    Sorry if you felt insulted. I really didn't mean it.

  3. Thank you, Sandi. I live in Kelowna and make the trek through the Rockies several times a year.

  4. scotstown is now mostly used as holiday homes and the railway line is used by dogwalkers and others to get to a sandy beach which is called Banff links ( I stay approx 2 miles from scotstown in a fishing town called Macduff

  5. Awesome!! Thanks for the information!

  6. Actually most of the houses in Scotstoun are homes that are permanent residences. There are a few that are holiday or weekend homes. My Granny & Granda used to live in No.14, and when we were kids we used to spend most of our free time on the beach and rocks in front of Scotstoun. Great times!!


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