This morning started with a bang! The Kyles left us a bottle of sparking apple/pear something or other in our room. While romantic, it brought on a terrible case of the burps! Tim and Laura both rattled the rafters. After a yummy breakfast, We packed up and jumped in the car. The Kyles waved goodbye as we headed towards our next adventure. We stopped for lunch at a Thai restaurant recommended by one of Laura's friends and found the food to be delicious! Laura's dad will be very jealous to hear that we shared a bowl of coconut ice cream with frozen jackfruit and sweet corn for dessert. It was almost gone before we remembered to take a picture!
We reached our destination and set up camp beside a lake named after
the Indian word for "moose". We found ourselves in the midst of a
thunderstorm with lightning splitting the sky above the jagged mountain
peaks. What better time to warm up in a natural, uncommercialized
hotspring nestled alongside a glacier-fed river? Laura got warm faster
than Tim and beat him to a dip in the icy river - aaaah!!