Old Quebec

When I was a little kid, we had to drive long distances to visit relatives.  I used to wish there was a fast forward button so we could just get there.  On this rainy, dreary April Sunday afternoon, I would use that fast forward button to go to Quebec City, specifically Old Quebec. I loved everything about it when I was there in 2010.  Every meal was delicious, the coffee was the best I’ve ever drank, and I loved the architecture. I can’t decide if I’d go there in summer or in winter for the annual Quebec Winter Carnival. I think that would be a pretty time to visit, too.

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Spectacle Lake

I’d forgotten about these pics until a few days ago when I was looking for pictures to go with my last post.  This is Spectacle Lake in Algonquin Park in Ontario.  This was just a one night stop at Spectacle Lake Lodge on a trip to Quebec City in 2010. It was a beautiful, peaceful evening and the lake was so calm. I remember thinking it would’ve been nice to spend more than one night there and sit in one of the Adirondack chairs on the beach and just spend a day reading.

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Road Trippin’ 2014

I’m in the midst of planning a road trip for late spring along the West Coast of the US ending up in Wine Country…of course!  I always take pictures from the car and here’s a sampling of my road collection….

Back road near Lumsden, SK, August 2013

Back road near Lumsden, SK, August 2013

driving through Grand Tetons, June 2008

driving through Grand Tetons, June 2008

driving to Kananaskis Lodge, October 2012

driving to Kananaskis Lodge, October 2012

going through Banff, June 2011

going through Banff, June 2011

Near Paia, Maui, March 2011

Near Paia, Maui, March 2011

Road to Mount Edith Cavell, July 2012

Road to Mount Edith Cavell, July 2012

heading for home, June 2008

heading for home, June 2008

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

In the summer of 2008, we went on a road trip through South Dakota to the Black Hills and then on to Yellowstone.  It was on this trip that I started to become more interested in photography and to put some thought into taking pictures rather than pointing the camera at something and just shooting. I would like to do this trip again at some point –  particularly to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the Grand Tetons and to Yellowstone. The road home leads to the Beartooth Highway which is a pretty spectacular drive, as well.
These are pictures of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.  I told the story in an earlier post, but it was here where a couple stopped me in the parking lot as we were walking back to our car and asked me how far it was to actually see the falls, when I replied it was a really short walk, the driver replied that it was too far!  Oh well, everyone experiences travel differently, I guess.
If you go to Yellowstone, try to stay a night or two at the Old Faithful Inn (you have to make reservations quite far in advance).  I would love to go back just to take better pictures of the interior, but it gives you an idea what it looks like.

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Mount Edith Cavell

This is a picture of the drive up to Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park in July.  While going through my photo library, I realized there are quite a few pics from that trip I haven’t posted yet (so I expect I’ll post more, along with some more current wintery Saskatchewan scenes in the coming weeks).

Bow River

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This is the Bow River at Bow Falls. I have pictures of the Falls on my camera, this one was taken with my iPhone. I never get tired of Banff. This is a good time to visit – its not overrun with tourists and the recent snow just makes the scenery that much prettier.