We only dipped our toes into Nashville’s vibrant, swirling currents. It was enough to show us how easy it would be to dive in and submerge ourselves for days. But we only had a few hours. Continue reading Nashville, Tennessee
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The decision was made while we were still in Salt Lake City. We’ve come this far, we reasoned, what’s another 600 or 700 km? We visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon three years ago, now we’ll visit the north side.
The North Rim closes down on October 15 Continue reading Grand Canyon – North Rim
Instead of squeezing between snow banks, we’re squeezing between towering rock walls under a cloudless sky. The snow is well behind us. We made the right choice heading south from Banff. Continue reading Sunshine and slot canyons
The weather made us do it, freezing temperatures and snowstorms in September. We had expected to be hiking in Waterton Lakes National Park and its American neighbour Glacier National Park just about now.
Instead we’re in Utah, Continue reading Running ahead of the weather – to Salt Lake City
Our most memorable day in the Canadian Rockies is the day we hiked the Plain of Six Glaciers trail. It led us from the terrace of the chic Chateau Lake Louise all the way up into the unforgiving world of snow and glaciers. Continue reading Plain of Six Glaciers
Miette Hot Springs is the first attraction on the east side of Jasper National Park. Besides the pools where you can soak in the spring water that bubbles out of the ground at 54C, there are two day-hikes in the surrounding mountains. Continue reading You’d think we’d never hiked before
The views over the prairies in late summer are wonderful. They embody the richness of the land and the dream of so many settlers who came to these wide-open spaces. Continue reading Prairiescapes
Sure, we’ve been stopping to explore here and there, but it sure drives home the fact that Ontario is a big, big province. Quebec to Manitoba, from border to border, it’s more than 2,000 km. The route is lined with rocks, trees, lakes, rivers and more rocks and trees combining to create breath-taking scenery. Much as it reminds us of Group of Seven paintings, there’s lots more to see besides the landscape. Continue reading Seven days out and we’re still in Ontario!
When we travel with our tent, Ken and I have a finely-tuned chorography for getting ready. I have lists that are years old. We each have our own tasks that we do without even consulting each other. Our trips run smoothly because we’ve done this so often.
Juniper has introduced a new routine. Continue reading Did anyone think of making a list?
We’re soon off on another adventure. We’re going westward to explore our country and some northwestern American states. And we’ll be traveling in a new way, aboard a motor home. We named her Juniper and the name was carefully picked.
We have a dear friend named June. Continue reading Introducing Juniper