June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

My last African sunrise. The morning started off cloudy and the sun was fighting to show itself again, but made a nice early morning sky. This is my last few hours in the park and I am taking a very slow drive to Skukuza, where I will have a late breakfast or an early lunch… Continue reading June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

Day 14 – Calgary to Yorkton

After a good night’s sleep, I woke up to Sharon busy in the kitchen getting ready to make pancakes, bacon and sausage.  What a great feast to start the day.  🙂 After scraping the frost off my car (again) I headed east into the rising sun. There were no mountain views to take pictures of,… Continue reading Day 14 – Calgary to Yorkton

Day 13 – Banff to Calgary

After breakfast this morning, I headed back to take those 2 drives, expecting to find the critters that were usually around there.  The Big Horn Sheep have always been around the first drive, but again this morning, they were completely absent.  Luckily it is still a beautiful drive.  When I was almost finished that circle… Continue reading Day 13 – Banff to Calgary

2nd Driving Day – Calgary to Port Coquitlam

I got another fairly early start on Tuesday – but waited until it started to get light to get moving.  I don’t mind driving in the dark around home, but in a city that I don’t know at all, I thought it might be better to wait a bit before heading out.  Sharon and John… Continue reading 2nd Driving Day – Calgary to Port Coquitlam

The Drive Begins – Winnipeg to Calgary

It is time to go west.  First thing on Monday morning, I hopped into the car and headed out in the darkness.  First stop would be Calgary. It was a chilly 12C in Winnipeg.  Interesting looking clouds appeared as the sun was coming up. Shortly after crossing the border into Saskatchewan, the temperature dropped and… Continue reading The Drive Begins – Winnipeg to Calgary

Some Progress & Some Trip Planning

It seems like I have been waiting forever to receive the proceeds from the sale of my house.  Well – I’m still waiting, but the mortgage, line of credit and personal loan have all been paid off!  🙂  They were all paid by my lawyer a few days ago though, and I am still waiting… Continue reading Some Progress & Some Trip Planning

Vacation 2010

On June 20th my friend Connie and I left for our vacation to Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Edmonton. We drove the trans canada highway and were hoping the the flooding from the day before had receded and the highway would be open at the Alberta/Saskatchewan border.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as our 14 hour drive… Continue reading Vacation 2010