One final exploration. After a 700-mile driving day and a night in Jasper, Alberta, we visited some of the highlights of the eastern side of Jasper National Park: Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake and Meitte Hot Springs. The mountains and lakes here are so lovely. Way too many people, though. We intended to get back on the road sooner, but Steve admitted he was procrastinating. Because this truly was the end of our amazing summer sabbatical. And while three months is a really long time to be gone, staying no more than three nights in any one place, and while we were eager to see our family and to get back to our excellent life at Augustana College, we were still a little sad to see this journey come to an end.