First thank you to all the forum members who helped with my questions. We spent 5 days/6nights in the Lake Louise/Banff area. We broke our trip down 4 nights at Moraine Lake Lodge and 2 nights at Banff Springs. Both places were great in different ways and we really enjoyed both of them.
Highlights of the trip were the hike to the Lk. Agnes teahouse and Little Beehive and also our drive on the Icefields Pkwy. The Lk. Agnes/Little Beehive hike took us 4 hrs. roundtrip with a nice break for lunch (soup,tea) at the teahouse. The drive on the Parkway was a 7 hr. roundtrip with a break for lunch at the Icefields Center. We also went to Takakkawaw Falls, Natural Bridge and Emerald Lake.
We enjoyed good meals at Moraine Lake Lodge, Maple Leaf(Banff) and Bow Valley Grill (Banff Springs). I wrote separate reviews of the hotels. Also ate at LL Lakeview Lounge and the LL Railway (i think that is the name). Both were ok.
We stopped for wine/snacks in Canmore as a forum member suggested and it worked out great. I should have looked into restaurants in Canmore because we ended up eating crappy sandwiches in the Safeway parking lot which I wouldn't recommend! It was late so we just needed food at that point and still needed to get to Moraine Lake.
We enjoyed good weather overall and the area was more beautiful than I imagined. We saw alot of wildlife, pretty much everything in the park brochure they give you entering. We really only missed seeing an elk (seen them before) and a black bear. We saw just about everything else including a couple of moose. Lots of construction going on the hwy. but luckily we didn't encounter any delays. We met tourist from all over the world and I think Canadians in general are very friendly and helpful.
Hope to return someday!