Sucked In

East of Calgary the prairie expands out to the horizon, and if you head out there, after about two hours the grassland drops off to expose the badlands that lie beneath.  Dinosaur Provincial Park resides out there and is a buggy infestation. Well. Wait.  It’s also really neat; along the bottomland a stream feeds a […]

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The good, the bad, and the boring

The Canadian Rockies have been looming on our horizon for a while, and it takes at LONG while to get there. Where the the northern boundary lies is vague.  The general range continues pretty far north with expanses of rolling forested hills spreading the rocky peaks further apart the farther you go. 

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The sunny Yukon

There was a rough relic sign I saw somewhere in the hamlet (village? collective?) of Carcross that called the area “The Switzerland of North America” and it could be true if we are talking topography only. Get some new trains up here, ski resorts, cows with bells, and, uh, people, and it could be like […]

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Cariboo country 

The north central part of British Columbia is sparsely populated and full of gigantic thick evergreen forests.  It’s also where gold was found during the rushes of the 1800s.

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The Okanagan

Lush green valleys full of orchards and vineyards backed by deep rivers and rimmed with steep evergreen-covered mountains: this is the Okanagan region which lays along the southern central border of British Columbia, and even into northern Washington state. It’s full of wineries and fruit stands.

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To the north!

Seems to me that “driving across” the United States should also include going from Mexico to Canada and not just from sea to shining sea.  It makes sense, so I’m telling you that the rambling family just drove across the US in 3 days.  Well, nearly.  We started in Tucson which is 70 miles short. […]

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Car trippin’ to Canada, eh

Bryan and I rarely (like, never) get a trip to ourselves.  For a variety of reasons it just doesn’t happen; we love to take our kids usually, and we are too cheap for long term babysitters.  BUT this weekend that all changed!  Since we are visiting family in PA and have FREE babysitting we decided […]

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