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ROAD TRIP – LUND, BRITISH COLUMBIA – DAY 1

On the road again, this time to the end of the road — literally! Lund sits at Mile 0 on Highway 101.  Locally the highway is know as the Sunshine Coast Highway.  It is two ferry rides north of the … Continue reading

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A TRIP TO THE REAL LEFT COAST

We needed some R&R. We needed to make sure we were starting fresh, kicking the s#%t out of 2016 and shedding it from our collective consciousness. So… TOFINO! Situate on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Clayoquot Sound, across … Continue reading

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When One Door Closes….

A couple of weeks ago we were looking forward to travelling to San Jose del Cabo for our son Michael and his fiance Leah’s destination wedding in Cabo San Juan, Mexico on September 25, 2014. However, Hurricane Odile had something … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Five – Cassis

CASSIS To the east of Marseilles on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is the small fishing and tourist village of Cassis. While there is a history of fishing and maritime trade with North Africa, the current industry is tourism … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Thirteen – Islands of the People

At long last I can finish these chapters about our trip to Haida Gwaii. It has been nearly a year since I last wrote about our journey and, truth be told, I did not know how to write about this … 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 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 Two – Canmore and Banff

On Friday we awoke to cloudy skies and a drizzle of rain. I took the opportunity to go for a bike ride and buy some fenders at the local bike shop in town. Our plan was to go with Bill … Continue reading

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