Monthly Archives: September 2012

Olympic Peninsula

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The Olympic Peninsula is located in the far northwest corner of Washington State (top left) across the Puget Sound from Seattle. Most of the peninsula is taken up by Olympic National Park. The park is unique in that it covers …

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Washington San Juan Islands

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We crossed back into the US at a small border crossing of Blaine Washington. It was larger that the border crossing we found in Montana but a surprisingly small considering how close it is to Vancouver. The border guard was …

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A Brief Stop in Vancouver

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Two years ago Brian’s sister got married to a fellow originally from Vancouver. We met his parents at the wedding and talked about how some day we would make a trip out that way. They kindly said if you are …

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Hoping for Hope

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We asked a number of people the best way to get to Vancouver from Penticton. We had the choice of the southern route on Highway 3 or the northern route on Highway 5. The opinions were split on which choice …

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Camping on the Beach in the Okanagan

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The Okanagan Valley is beautiful. The brochures say it is a place for beaches, wineries and fresh local fruit. The beaches are endless, we drove for hours beside the lakes, we found lovely beachside picnic spots and a few roadside …

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Blog post update

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Ok, for anyone who has talked to us or knows our itinerary, you know that we are a bit behind with the blog posting. We have been camping in places, like state parks and Walmart parking lots that have no …

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Meeting a Canadian Swimming Legend

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The girls were not aware of the surprise that I had in store for them in BC’s Okanagan Valley. Some people travel to the area for the weather, the lakes or the wine. We had an entirely different reason and …

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Monkeying Around in Revelstoke BC

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The mountains don’t end after Yoho National Park. Revelstoke, a helisking hotspot, is the next national park on the TransCanada; it has beautiful mountains as well. We paused for stroll through the Trail of the Giant Cedars. Wow! These trees …

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Canada’s Worst Driver test

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I don’t know if any of you have seen the show “Canada’s Worst Driver”, if not the reference in the title may not make sense. Basically the show takes a group of bad drivers and puts them through various driver …

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Powerful Waters

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On our way out of Jasper National Park, we stopped to see Maligne canyon and Athabasca Falls. Both of these locations demonstrate the amazing power and persistence of flowing water; particularly the melt water flowing from the glaciers above. You …

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