Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Road Story – Chapter Twelve – Seven Sisters

While we were in Smithers I called a classmate of mine Tom Bury and said hello. On account of his work commitment that day we were not able to meet but he told me that Vera and I were in … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Eleven – Breakfast and a Floor Show

From Jasper we continued to travel west on Highway 16 back to British Columbia and on through McBride, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, Houston and finally to Smithers where we spent the night. It was a long drive but when … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Ten – … and what do the French have?

A buttery croissant. – Bill Hughes Not only the French but Nancy Garnham as well. In my last Chapter about Jasper I forgot to mention the amazing meals we had that were prepared by Nancy Garnham. She and her husband … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Nine – Jasper

For me any trip to Jasper, Alberta is like going home.  Although I am not an Albertan by birth, Vera and I were fortunate to live in Jasper for a few years in an earlier life.  To visit now gives … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Eight – Down the Road

We left Canmore on a bright sunny day and drove north and west on Highway 1 to Lake Louise and then on the Icefield Parkway to Saskatchewan River Crossing and then east on the David Thompson Highway. We were bound for … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Seven – The Mary A. Tidland Charitable Foundation

The Mary A Tidlund Charitable Foundation identifies, financially supports, participates in medical and educational programs in Canada and overseas. The foundation also has a mandate to alleviate poverty. Mary Tidlund, a founding member of the Foundation was adopted at the … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Six – Lake Louise

If you go to the Canadian Rockies make sure that you visit the Lake Louise area.  We travelled north from Banff for about 45 minutes to ride the chairlift up the mountain at the Lake Louise Ski Area. As we … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter 5 – The Kruger Brothers

“The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I’ve ever played with … I love to play music with them.” – Doc Watson If you haven’t heard of the Kruger Brothers, you are in for a real treat.  Here … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Four – The Banff Centre

[image courtesy The Banff Centre] The Banff Centre has as its mission Inspiring Creativity.  In The Banff Centre’s powerful mountain setting in the heart of Banff National Park, exceptional artists and leaders from around the world create and perform new … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Three – Laura Boosinger

We had a special treat on our second day in Canmore.  We were invited to a private party at one of the beautiful homes on the bench.  The occasion was to meet people who were in town to attend the … Continue reading

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