Why?

Our drive yesterday was relatively short, in terms of miles — less than 200. But it still took us all day to make the drive from Banff to Jasper, through two national parks that protect some of the most gorgeous scenery in North America.

In addition to stopping at some of the main sites (Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, and Lake Peyto), another reason it took us so long to get to Jasper was because every few miles we had to stop at a scenic overlook to take pictures. For some reason, every time we pulled off, my mom would say “why?”

These pictures are the answer.

 

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

Peyto Lake, Jasper National Park

Peyto Lake, Jasper National Park

Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Bow River, Banff National Park

Bow River, Banff National Park

At one point we were listening to a CD by the vocal ensemble Glad, and the song “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” came up. The lyrics expressed our sentiments exactly:

I sing the mighty power of God that made the mountains rise;

That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.

I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;

The moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.

 

There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes They glories known;

And clouds arise and tempests blow by order from Thy throne. 

While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;

And everywhere that man can be, O God, your power is there. 

 

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