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Jul 20, 2019 - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

July 20. It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood! Our first stop of the day was their Saturday morning farmers market/street fair. The produce was amazing and gorgeous. I’ve never seen such huge apricots. They even had berries I’ve never heard of. The bakery was to die for! They even had some fresh meat. I found a gluten and wheat free salted pretzel, but they only had one left! Yum! Next stop was to look at some of the Alley Art which are painted walls throughout the city center area. Next stop was the British Columbia wildlife...

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Summer 2019

Jul 19, 2019 - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

July 19 good morning World! We left the campground and stopped at two more waterfalls on our way out of Wells Gray. Shortly there after I got my cell back! Woo hoo! We have discovered that there are many specialty RV parks with golf courses, and they seem to me like they are in the middle of nowhere! They are not RV resorts like we see in Southern California. But there are lots of people that like to go to them and just hang out and play golf. It was a pretty, short and easy ride to Kamloops. We are actually back in civilization. Kamloops...

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Summer 2019

Jun 24, 2019 - Following Thompson River in spectacular BC

After a wonderful send off from our best buddies Rita and Bob yesterday in Harrison, we were off on our adventure. Beautiful drive to Kamloops for our first night. Wonderful visit with my long-time friend and soul sister Gaye in Kamloops. Craig BBQ while Gaye and I enjoyed wine and, as always, lots of reminiscing and outright belly laughs𯘂 Thanks Gaye for your warm hospitality. Today a glorious drive up the Yellowhead to Edmonton. Maybe we’ll see bear𯘁

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May 20, 2019 - Farewell Rockies

A largely driving day today as we travelled from Banff back to Kamloops. In addition to our few major stops, we had a few quick photo stops - pulling off to the side of the road. The first of these photo-stops was only 19-15 minutes out of Banff, high up on a mountain, where we looked back over the whole area. Being a bright, sunny morning, the view was great. On the hillside we encountered a large herd of big horned sheep happily sunning themselves as lots of chipmunks scurried this way and that. A really nice, serene scene. Back on the...

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May 14, 2019 - A great Rocky start!

What a terrific day I’ve had!! Chaos reigned supreme this morning as 3 tour groups staying in our hotel, readied themselves to go on the Rocky Mountaineer. Our TD told us our bags didn’t need to be ready until we left the hotel at 7 (although the documentation said they needed to be ready for a 5.30 collection). Had my shower etc the previous night and bag was ready apart from toiletries and nightie. We had just woken up and C was in the bathroom (this was 5.45) , when there was a tap on our door. I opened it a little and peaked out around...

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Sep 12, 2018 - Back to Kamloops for final evening

Today was a relatively short day with only a few hours driving. We stopped at Revelstoke for elevenses in a good coffee shop and bakery and continued on to Kamloops. We picked up items for lunch and got home with enough time for every to settle back bone:Allen started off the robot grasscutter and many other jobs while Sharon practised at her grand piano awaiting a friend who sings to her accompaniment. Later, while Sharon was at her choir practice, Allen and I chatted over a glass of wine before a relaxing pasta dinner. Tomorrow morning,...

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Sep 11, 2018 - A day in the Rockies

After a good night in our bungalow accommodation, we left to walk to Lake Louise just about a mile away. There were lots of tourists, many of whom stayed at the arrival point but we set off to walk up the side of the lake as far as the footpath went before it went up on a more strenuous hike. The weather was much better giving wonderful reflections on the turquoise water. After a coffee in the posh chateau hotel, which started as a simple chalet and is now an expensive and very large hotel, we went a few miles further on to the Kicking...

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Sep 9, 2018 - Whistler and on to Kamloops

We woke up to a rainy day with no real option for outdoor activities. Sunny had told me about the Michael Audain gallery. He was an eclectic lover and collector of art from indigenous carvings to Canadian painters and had dedicated his collection to Whistler. It's housed in a modern purpose built gallery and this proved to be an excellent way to pass the morning. There were lots of paintings by Emily Carr, one of the group of seven I had come to know of in Vancouver, besides other Canadian artists. There was a photographic section, also...

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Aug 29, 2018 - Heading Home to Kamloops

A rough morning, and certainly not the planned “early departure” I was planning…the rock star life is not my friend!!! Still, I dragged my sorry butt outside and prepped the trailer to go. All hooked up, I joined everyone else in the cabin for breakfast. Monique and Jax were chatting over coffee, the boys were already into a game of Crib. Dalton was giving them instruction, while cooking up a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausages. I grabbed a coffee, and inhaled some breakfast, trying to settle the tummy a little!! Breakfast and Crib...

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Jul 16, 2018 - Rocky Mountaineer - Day 1

Better nights sleep but alarm is for 6am. Coach sets off at 7 am to the Rocky Mountaineer (RM) station in Vancouver about 10 mins away. We congregate in the reception hall with the multitude of other travellers we are joining today. The start of the experience is initiated with a bagpiper followed by a collective ‘ALL ABOARD’ orchestrated by the VP of RM. We climb aboard to our designated seats - very, very plush and comfortable with an incredible view as you are able to see all around you with virtually fully glazed side windows and roof....

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Canada - The Rockies

Jun 20, 2018 - BC Wildlife Park - Kamloops

June 11-th BC Wildlife Zoo & rehab center contains animals native to the area & is an accredited member of the Canadian Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The parks goal is to introduce the park inhabitants back into the wild, those that can not be....will live out their lives in the park.

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Jun 17, 2018 - Still traveling along

Just traveling along & will be in Alaska in about four days, when we do cross over the border my MiFi should work & I can get caught up on my postings. Can't wait to show you some of the awesome sights we have seen. Hope you all are doing well, safe travels to all who are on the road.

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