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Jul 12, 2018 - Travel to Fraser Lake

Traveled to Pipers Glen RV Resort where we have rented cabins. Pretty basic, but clean and at the right location and cost. Vanderhoof is not too many miles down the road, but Fraser Lake isn't a recognizable town. The Ripley Inn in Stewart is a one of a kind place where it looks like buildings from the town in its heyday have been moved to allow rooms to be rented. We were in the main building and the rooms were nice. In an adjacent building was a neat place with antiques every where which served breakfast and lunch. Very unique and...

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Aug 2, 2016 - Vanderhoof August 2-3

Vanderhoof, what can we say about it....We like It. This is a nice place on the Nechako river. The river is running very high at this time because of the wet spring and summer. We toured a new Sturgeon hatchery, very interesting especially seeing the BIG ONES ,their brood stock. Lots of agriculture seen along this route from P Rupert to here, especially hay.

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Trip Journal

Prince Rupert Bound

Sep 9, 2015 - Travel to Jasper

WELL. Here I am sitting in a parking lot in Lake Louise, hooked into the ski center Wi-Fi, as Debi takes a hike up the mountain to a tea house. But at least I found some decent internet and have time to put out some words after checking my 121 e-mails. On our travels to Jasper and Banff we stopped at White Horse and stayed at the hot springs. I think there is a picture in there of me soaking--and yes we had to wear bathing suits. Not to my liking but rules are rules. We decided to stay a couple of days to do laundry and take on some more...

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May 14, 2014 - Vanderhoof, BC

The loons were quiet until 4 AM when they gave us a wake-up call. We didn't have far to drive this day to go so we opened the overhead vent and just listened to them. Nice. Our drive took us to Dave's RV Park in Vanderhoof, BC, a very nice place. The picture shows an advantage of using RV parks in the north in mid-May. No crowds. We couldn’t avoid it forever so we figured out our MPG. From Tahuya to Prince George, we got 15.3 MPG. We’re reasonably happy considering the load. But there is also another important number. Price per volume of...

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Mar 20, 2013 - "Home Again, Home Again..."

So, we're at 33,000 ft and have only 7123 miles left until Vancouver and about 13 more hours. Lots of time to reflect. What have I learned about travel in the last 5 1/2 weeks? First of all, I brought too much stuff - I always do, no matter how hard I try not to. I could have left one pair of shoes and my flip flops at home because all I wore were my sandals and running shoes. I brought a skirt and nice top and didn't take either out of my suitcase and a sweater I could have done without. I brought a pair of long pants which I left in some...

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Mar 19, 2013 - Sydney Day 7

Not a lot to write about today, our last day in Oz and the Southern Hemisphere. I was all set to go for a big walk today from Bondi Beach to another beach, the name of which I've forgotten, but Walter was extremely reluctant; actually, he refused. His back is holding up just fine but his feet have given out. He says it's all my fault, that I've walked them to death. What a wuss! Instead, we took the free bus to Circular Quay because we decided that we would go to Birkenhead Point, the factory outlet shopping centre, and the lady at the...

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Mar 18, 2013 - Sydney Day 6

It's the morning of the 19th and I'm writing this in the hotel lobby drinking a cup of flat white - I left Walter in the room sleeping and it's very weird not having him with me. We've been joined at the hip for almost 6 weeks and this feels really strange, not a bad feeling, just strange. We spent all day yesterday on a trip to the Blue Mountains which was a really good experience. It was nice to be out of the city and it was also nice to sit in a bus and rest our weary feet. The bus picked us up at the hotel just after 8 and we didn't get...

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Mar 17, 2013 - Sydney Day 5

Another full-on day. We left the hotel at 8:30 this morning to meet Tammy Kaneen, her significant other, Cam, and their little guy Lachlan for breakfast. Tammy gave us good directions but we got lost for a short time after leaving the hotel - there are about three roads that come together outside our hotel and we get screwed up at least once a day. We sorted things out pretty fast and made our way to a new to us part of the city, called Glebe, which reminded me of the Commercial Street neighbourhood in Vancouver. It was great to meet...

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Mar 16, 2013 - Sydney Day 4

We were rudely wakened last night at 1:30 by the noisy girls in the room next door. They were only having fun but they were so loud that it seemed like they were in the hall right outside our room. We found out later that they are in the next room and we heard them so clearly because our rooms have an adjoining door and it's definitely not soundproof. We also found out that they are checking out tomorrow so we figure we can handle one more night if need be. We were smarter today than we were yesterday because we did a lot of walking until...

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Mar 15, 2013 - Sydney Day 3

We awoke to a really overcast morning but we had been expecting that because the forecast predicted thunderstorms for today, but we didn't let the weather stop us. Before we left the hotel, I put our plastic ponchos (that Ross and Colleen had given us a couple of years ago as a joke) in the packsack. I think we walked farther and longer today than we have yet on this trip, although the day did get off to a rocky start because Walter moved the wrong way as he was getting dressed and began to feel ominous twinges in his back. After breakfast...

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Mar 14, 2013 - Sydney Day 2

I don't really feel like doing my homework tonight, I'd rather finish my book. I did think about leaving this entry until tomorrow but obsession overcame reluctance so here I go. My legs and feet are so sore tonight - we didn't do any more walking than usual but it must be because all our walking was done on pavement. We woke to the first overcast day we've had in ages. When we went out we didn't need jackets but it wasn't the glorious hot weather we've become accustomed to. I didn't wear my ball cap today - a first in days. We decided that...

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Mar 13, 2013 - Sydney, Australia

It's interesting the effect that environment has on one's state of mind, on mine, anyhow. I was so miserable last night in the room we'd been given at the hotel, the noise of the road works right outside our window was one thing, but just as bad was the fact that I hated the room. I hardly slept at all and I woke up really early and spent about an hour surfing the net looking for hotels in Sydney but didn't find any that were in our price range. Walter was really good and this morning we decided that if we weren't able to change our room...

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