Metal Moose and Painted Rocks

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 17 When I looked outside, I could see the rain reflecting the glare from the light standards.  We had outrun the snow in the mountains but […]

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Cottage Renos and Ice Cream

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 16 (technically the 16th day of travel not the trip) I was not too upset when the raining and grey weather lingered over my grandparent’s cottage.  […]

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Bannock, Mounties, and Beer

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 13 I was tempted to ignore the alarm and stay in bed and I don’t think the dogs would have minded one bit.  After we had […]

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We Swam in The Pacific Ocean

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 12 Needless to say, I was up before the alarm.  When I looked out the window, I saw that it was still raining so I guess […]

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Down Came the Rain

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 11 I was happy to see that when we got out of bed Piper was not limping and was not even noticeably favouring her leg.  Chalk […]

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Apparently I’m a Bad Dog Owner

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 10 It never ceases to amaze me how warm it can get inside the tent when we are all piled inside.  I knew that it was […]

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Leaving the North

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 7 After sleeping in the car and in a tent for almost a week, I had forgotten how nice it was to sleep in a bed.  […]

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North Into the Dark

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. Day 5 The alarm woke me before the sun was up.  Needless to say, the dogs were not too impressed with being shoved out of their blankets […]

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A Mountain…in Manitoba?

Day 2 In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. I’m not embarrassed to say that I had planned our wake up time around a breakfast spot.  Thunder Bay has several Finnish restaurants and there […]

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Canada West

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the western portion of that tour. The Standard Road Trip Rules apply with the exception of a higher use of highways.  We have a lot of ground to travel.  The Road Trip bottle […]

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