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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The Big B

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 9 Even with a king-sized bed, I still woke up on the edge of the bed and bent around the lumps of dog.  Piper was stretched […]

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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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If Everyone Else is Doing it…

I guess it’s that time to look back at the past year and reflect, and blah blah blah.  You won’t see any resolutions here my friends since I think they are a waste of time.  But just for a laugh, let’s take a boo at what we’ve done this year.  OK I’ll admit that it’s […]

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More Than The Sum of Their Parts

So now that you’ve gotten to know about the dogs on their own, there is a certain dynamic that occurs when dealing with them all at once, especially when we’re out on the road. When we stop to talk to folks on our travels, they always seem to assume that Piper is the boss.  I […]

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Well Hello Idaho

Day 9 Starting mileage: 5861.2 The trains ran almost all night and when I say all night, I mean ALL NIGHT.  I’m wondering if that’s the reason why they don’t charge to stay at that campground. When I woke up and crawled out of the tent, I found the fly was completely coated in ice. […]

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Rocky Mountain High

Day 5 Starting mileage: 3073.6 After a wonderfully restful sleep, we were up early to hit the road.  To be honest, Chad from Palmer Divide Run Co. had me a little concerned about the traffic and what we may find on the mountain so I had wanted to be there as close to opening time […]

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The Road to Q-Demption – Day 1

I walked through my front door the morning of Monday April 18 at 2:30 on the dot.  During the drive  home from the airport, I had toyed with the idea of sleeping for a couple of hours and getting on the road.  I knew I didn’t need much in the way of supplies since this […]

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