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Trip: On the Road

There are [99] stories from my trip: On the Road


Gros Morne NP

CANADA | Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Views [584]

The Vikings discovered Newfoundland five centuries before Columbus crossed the ocean blue.   It would have taken them a lot longer if they had to use the Atlantic Marine Ferry like we did; three hours late on a five hour crossing. The Viking occupation ... Read more >


Gallery: Nova Scotia

CANADA | Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Nova Scotia

CANADA | Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | Views [370]

Nova Scotia is one of the Maritime Provinces of Canada.   As in the other provinces - except Quebec - signage is in English and French.   But here in Cape Breton, to make things more interesting, they also add Gaelic.   Nova Scotia, after all, ... Read more >


Unmasked - The Ugly American

CANADA | Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | Views [437]

I don’t like French Canadians.   There, I’ve said it!    Quebec is a beautiful province and we have enjoyed the time we spent there. Quebec City is beautiful and we even had fun during a freezing week in February in Montreal.   But the people are ... Read more >


Gallery: Ontario and Quebec

CANADA | Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Thousand Islands

CANADA | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Views [4362]

Right in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River is Thousand Islands UNESCO World Biosphere, home of thousand islands salad dressing and summer retreat for the oh-so-wealthy.  Actually there are about 1800 "islands," defined as a piece of ... Read more >


Toronto and Niagara Falls

CANADA | Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | Views [1991]

We crossed from Michigan into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie on Sunday. Since we had visited the 'Soo Locks' years ago we stayed for only the night and headed for Toronto.  After 8 hours of driving we were not to be denied a campsite because of a little ... Read more >


Birds

USA | Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | Views [357]

Connie is a birder.  Though she tries to deny it the truth is plain. She seldom goes outdoors without binoculars.  Our library is filled with bird guidebooks from around the world, dog-eared and duck-taped from wear, each page marked with dates and ... Read more >


Gallery: Birds

USA | Saturday, 1 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

Some of the birds we have seen along the way
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Gallery: Lake Superior

USA | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Lake Superior

USA | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [361]

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they call Gitchegumie. Lake Superior holds 10% of the world’s surface water.   It is bordered by three states; Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan and we are visiting national ... Read more >


North Dakota #50

USA | Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | Views [427]

Some places surprise you – the Black Hills of SD, Nevada’s Great Basin and the canyon country of Utah.    But North Dakota was pretty much as expected; miles and miles of miles and miles.   My reason for visiting was simple, it's the only state I ... Read more >


Shaking the Family Tree

USA | Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | Views [803]

Genealogy is quite the rage and Connie’s brother Ron has caught the bug.   He has traced the Lintz (aka Linz, Lins, Linss) family back 700 years to Alsace Lorraine.   Ron, the consummate story-teller, wasn’t satisfied; he has fictionalized ... Read more >


Gallery: The Dakotas

USA | Sunday, 19 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Wildflowers

USA | Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | Views [269]

The unseasonal cool and wet weather of May paid off in July with one of the most spectacular riots of color we have seen in Colorado.  We were a little early with our trip to Missouri Lakes near Vail.  It was nice to be camping again and the hike up ... Read more >


Gallery: Around home

USA | Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Independence Day

USA | Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | Views [175]

July Fourth is best celebrated with family in a small town.  We chose Buena Vista, Colorado (pop. 2500) and substited friends for family.  Actually Jim and Cathy are nearly family and we had the use of their kids, grandkids and dogs, too.  Add a very ... Read more >


Zapata Ranch

USA | Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | Views [734]

Like many other not-for-profit organizations, The Nature Conservancy has been forced by the poor economy to scale back some of its operations and cut staff.  So when TNC-Colorado needed experienced, hard-working volunteers they called us. The Nature ... Read more >


Actually, Toto, This Is Kansas!

USA | Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | Views [252]

People in Colorado usually see Kansas only as something to cross when driving eastward.  Birds on the other hand, especially migrating shore birds, see the area near Great Bend as a great spring resting place on their way north. And that's why we were ... Read more >


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