It's not all writing! Authors have families, hobbies, and yes, summer vacations too! This month, I'm sharing a favorite vacation spot that provided inspiration for scenes in Blackhorse Road.
I hope these scenes come alive for you and inspire you to visit--virtually or otherwise--this magnificant natural beauty.
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Since I was four years old, I've made many trips to Lake Louise and the Canadian Rockies. In the early days, there weren't as many tourists as their were when I was older, but the splendor of the Lake and the the Chateau on the lake's edge could never be denied. This is a vacation spot that will inspire and lift your spirit.
Here's some of what Luci writes to Barry about Lake Louise and the Chateau in Blackhorse Road
Sunday, July 3, 1966
Dear Barry, . . . There are no words I can find to describe the beauty of the Canadian Rockies and this place in particular. Chateau Like Louise . . . lives up to its name. It sits at an altitude of over a mile and is the grandest hotel in which I have ever stayed. The views are dramatic . . . Towering, snowcapped mountains that seem to touch the clouds surround the Chateau. The lake in front of it sits at the bottom of the valley like a little teacup and is the most magnificent turquoise color I've ever seen . . .