Tag: road trip

Canada 150 – My Beautiful Country

Summer in Canada to me means going somewhere and seeing some of my beautiful country.  Canada is such a wonderfully diverse country and I appreciate it all…prairies, mountains, ocean, and our cities, too. I’ve only been as far east as Quebec City, and would… Continue Reading “Canada 150 – My Beautiful Country”

into the storm

What a summer it’s been for storms on the prairies!  Here’s a shot of storm clouds from the side of the road near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on Saturday morning.


“It’s opener, out there, in the wide, open air.” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Whether by plane.. or by train… Maybe by boat… But very likely by car… Whatever direction you choose… Just go somewhere this summer! (All this to say… Continue Reading “go!”

to the mountains

Three more sleeps until vacation time!  I can’t wait.  I didn’t take as much time off this summer as I normally would for a variety of reasons and I’m ready for a change of scenery.  I have my books picked out, I have some… Continue Reading “to the mountains”

clark’s nutcracker

According to the Jasper guidebook I had handy on the trip, this is a Clark’s Nutcracker.  These were taken at the Endless Chain mountain road side pull-out on the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff. I really wanted to see mountain goats on this… Continue Reading “clark’s nutcracker”


The sign that greets campers at one of the campgrounds in Jasper National Park. One road side bear sighting so far – I’ll post the pics when I get home.

off to the mountains

Two days of work and then I’m off to the mountains…not the mountains in this picture just outside of Banff…but close.  Not sure if I’ll be posting anything while I’m away, maybe the odd pic from my phone.  Thank you for your visits so… Continue Reading “off to the mountains”

Quebec City – Part Three

These are pictures from Lower Town in Old Quebec.  Like I’ve said previously, you can spend lots of time just wandering around Old Quebec.  You don’t really need a plan, just step out your hotel door and start walking (which is how most of… Continue Reading “Quebec City – Part Three”

Quebec City – Part Two

Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It’s compromised of Upper Town and Lower Town, and the ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are a National Historic Site of Canada.  These are pictures from walking around Upper Town.  If you like to walk and wander… Continue Reading “Quebec City – Part Two”

happy place

I didn’t plan to post anything today.  My plan was to be at the Roughriders pre-season game enjoying this beautiful evening, but I woke up at 6am with a terrible headache that has managed to last all day.  I toughed it out at work… Continue Reading “happy place”