Home Again

September 3, 2015 And now the conclusion of our tale…. We were up before the sun. It felt so magical to be the only things that felt alive and moving through the mist that tangled the trees. I prepared an actual breakfast instead of my usual instant oatmeal: cherry clafoutis. Or rather, a camping version […]

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Lake Superior

September 2, 2015 After the hoopla of Wednesday morning, we…ok me…slept in. We went for a quick stroll around the campground and saw our deer friends again. I think the chunks of salt lick I found tucked away among the trees around my site may have had a little something to do with that. And […]

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Back on the Road

September 1, 2015 I left my grandparent’s cottage Tuesday morning . The trip back up the road to the Transcanada Highway was no better north than it is south. Once on the highway it’s smooth sailing eastbound. It never ceases to amaze me how suddenly the terrain changes once you get to the Manitoba-Ontario border. […]

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Time for a Rest

August 29, 2015 I could not leave that campsite fast enough. Over the past few days I’d gotten pretty good at breaking camp so this was a whirlwind tear down. I even set my alarm and was up before it went off. Awake and on the road.  No time to eat, I’d do it later. […]

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Enter the Prairies

August 28, 2015 If I had thought the trip the day before was rough, well my friends, we put some serious road under the tires this day. It was quite cold when we woke up that morning. The Rocky Mountains…who knew it would get cold. Funny thing was it was still not as cold as […]

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Through the Rockies

August 27, 2015 This was a day of hardcore driving…sort of. After a short walk and some tropical oatmeal, you know to mix things up, we hit the road. We actually got going a little later than I had wanted to. Taking our time seems to be a recurring theme but it IS the a […]

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Eastward Bound

August 26, 2015 I could have stayed on Vancouver Island forever. Unfortunately the road was calling. It wasn’t calling so loudly that I didn’t stop to watch the sun rise over the mountains to the east.   I sat at the picnic table while the dogs ate their breakfast waiting for the water to boil […]

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Vancouver Island

August 25, 2015 When we woke, we had a wander around Goldstream Park. It’s a good mix of trails with easy gravel and really rugged so whatever you’re looking for, you can find it there and so close to downtown Victoria.  We broke camp as some of our neighbours stopped by to visit.  Children especially […]

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Back into Canada

August 24, 2015 When I woke up I was actually a little sore from my pseudo gym session. A quick walk with the dogs and to the lobby for my breakfast. No waffle machines here. Oh no. Only the finest in toaster waffles. And not a piece of fruit to be seen. Seriously no apples […]

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Montana

August 23, 2015 Where were we? When last we saw our intrepid…quad-uo? Double duo? The pack? They were in a nameless rest stop in Montana. And now the story continues…. After a few hours I headed back out into the darkness. And with the sky lightening behind us and the car warming up, another rest […]

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