Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Month: September 2014 (Page 1 of 2)

Glacier National Park, Montana

Facebook Twitter There is a Glacier National Park in Canada, and there is another one in the US. The US one is attached to a different Canadian National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park. Wouldn’t it have made more sense for the two Glacier National Parks, only separated by a silly little border to be the […]

Fernie, BC could have been our t-shirt town

Facebook Twitter This statue is the original Fernie who the town was named after not to be confused with the current day Fernie who is my stepfather. My stepfather Fernie doesn’t come from Fernie, BC. I expect it would have been very strange to have the same name as his hometown, so it’s probably better […]

Kimberly, BC could have been my hometown

Facebook Twitter My father grew up in Kimberley, but moved to Vancouver when he was 17. I have some very young memories of spending Christmas there at my paternal Grandparents house, but only bits and pieces. One of my most vivid memories is waking up in the middle of the night amidst a group of […]

Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Facebook Twitter Today we made it to Lake Louise. We left the trailer back in the campground, and drove the 28km (17miles) up the highway. Today was Monday, so we expected there to be less people. As we drove by, we noticed the Overflow lot was completely empty, a good sign. The “answer guy” who Harold […]

Banff National Park, AB, Canada

Facebook Twitter Whether we’re hiking, cycling, touring a city or driving highways and byways, we hate backtracking. I always try to find a way to make a trip into a loop, instead of just back and forth. I do this even when going to the mall, driving my daughter to work, or going to the […]

Alarm in the middle of the night

Facebook Twitter At 3 am, one of our alarms – the one in the bedroom, right on my side of the bed – started going off. It wasn’t a huge, screeching alarm. It was more of a nuisance – enough to awaken and frighten me, not enough to have me run screaming from the trailer […]

Jasper National Park

Facebook Twitter From Golden, we drove east through Yoho National Park, and crossed over to Alberta where we lost an hour – we’re now in Mountain time. As soon as you enter Jasper National Park, you hit a toll booth. The ranger asked us how many days we’d be spending and charged us $19.80 per […]

Golden, BC – Kicking Horse Country

Facebook Twitter I’ve never stopped in Golden before, but I should have. It’s a cute little town between the Rocky Mountains and Columbia Mountain ranges with access to six national parks: Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho. Two rivers meet at the town, Kicking Horse River, famous for whitewater rafting, and the Columbia River, which […]

Vernon – where the birds really mean business

Facebook Twitter We had planned to drive from Peachland to Roger’s Pass today, and got an early start so we wouldn’t get in too late. Things were going well, we were making good time, and we were looking to take a break and have breakfast on our way through Vernon. On the passenger side of […]

Penticton and the Naramata Bench, BC

Facebook Twitter I’ve heard of the Naramata Bench so much in the past, it has been cemented in my mind as THE wine destination of the Okanagan. We had to backtrack to Penticton to get over to the other side of Okanagan Lake where all the Naramata wineries are and decided to stop on the […]

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