We drove west along the Trans-Canada

amidst the Stoney Nakoda Nation,

A spur of the moment plan

without any hesitation.

Through the rolling foothills,

land so rugged and raw,

it was the scene in the distance

that captured our awe:

Jagged peaks all ablaze

against the sky so blue,

wonders never cease to amaze—

Such a heavenly hue!

Majestic and formidable

usually covered in snow,

the Rocky Mountains were formed

one hundred million years ago.

Most who view this national treasure

experience a breathtaking high,

A trip well worth making

for my daughter and I.