The Mountains are Calling

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 8 Unlike the Airbnb in Fort Smith, my sleep at the Shamrock Motel was not quite as restful and I was awake well before the alarm […]

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Rouge National Urban Park

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can.  Of all the parks across Canada, Rouge National Urban Park was always the hardest one to plan to visit.  Not because it’s far away, but because it’s so close.  I mean, it’s on the eastern border […]

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The Great Canadian Tour Begins

Bruce Peninsula – Park #1 Inspired by Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, we are visiting as many national parks as we can.  And we’re going to throw some learnin’ in as well. Bruce Peninsula National Park is located at the end of, well Bruce Peninsula just outside of the town of Tobermory.  The park is […]

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Dawgs About Town

It happens every year: the dog’s annual visit to the vet.  And let me just say that if I had any doubt as to the weirdness of my dogs, it is dashed to smithereens any time we get close to the vet’s.  My dogs love the vet.  And I do mean LOVE (as in all […]

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A Short Trip to Somewhere

I found myself with some time off and the first hint of a gorgeous day a few days ago so I figured “Let’s go somewhere.”  With my newly acquired Parks Canada Discovery Pass burning a hole in my pocket (OK it was pinned to my cork board but that doesn’t sound as good) it was an […]

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Fun Friday

Or What it Takes to Get a Picture of Three Dogs

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No Denying the Mothman

Starting Mileage: 2403.6 It was downright cold when I woke up the next morning.  Rather, it was cold outside; inside it was so warm under the blankets that it took me a while to get out of bed.  But the need to get on the road, and a boxer nose that kept making those exasperated […]

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The Season Begins

The weather may not be good for a road trip in Canada, but there is plenty of sun if you drive far enough south.  So with my first week of vacation this year that is exactly what I did.  For some reason, I did not prepare as much as I have in the past.  OK […]

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I Need a Suggestion Box

Well my friends, the days are slowly getting longer, it isn’t quite as cold, and I have more fur on my floor which means it’s almost time for Road Trip Season! I have a few trips already (kind of) planned out but I’m looking for your suggestions.  It could be an awesome town, a great […]

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More Than a Safety Dance

I get asked, a LOT, if I’m scared to travel on my own with only my four-legged companions.  It never really occurred to me to be scared to travel.  I don’t think of myself as above-average in the bravery department and initially I had felt a degree of trepidation but that was about being on […]

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