This is the store that Michelle worked in this summer, her second year here. It is quite the commute( 30 minutes one way) but with full time hours it was worth the drive.
Akamina Gifts is a great store to buy the touristy things that people look for on vacation, such as T-shirts, cool and inexpensive toys for kids and all things Canadian. (no, this is not me with Michelle, it's Megan, her co-worker)
Here is the store that I worked in this summer which was only part-time and exactly what I wanted. Worth The Splurge has very little touristy things, but has quite the variety of "stuff".
Pretend you are standing at the front door...........look at the next photo below..............and this is what you will see.
Pretty sweet, eh? (I threw in the Canadian accent for fun)
So for lunch or break time, Michelle and I would meet here, which is literally across the street from my store. This picture was taken while sitting on a log on the shore of Waterton Lake.
I really can't think of a better lunch break spot, can you? I know some of you would say the beach is the best lunch break spot and that's A-OK with me.
This picture was taken from the top of Bear's Hump. It is a mile hike straight up the mountain. In fact, if you look at the picture of Michelle's store you can see the mountain from behind the trees. This is the townsite.
See the triangle parking lot in the center and to left slightly? Now count 5 building over. Mine is the little A-frame store. Michelle's store is the second building over. You need to click on the photo to enlarge so you can see the building better.
Michelle made money this summer for school and I made money this year for me? Mark thinks that I spent all my paychecks on "stuff" from the store. Not really. I saved some. Next year, if I work there, I would like to save the money and buy a ti-pi for a corner of our yard. Clark spent the night in a friends ti-pi a couple of summers ago and said we need to get one, that it was the coolest thing ever. I am with ya Clark.
PS. If you click on the pictures they are much more interesting and the quality of the photo seems to improve, at least on my computer.