Monthly Archives: July 2012

Feeling Lucky…

Hey everybody! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days. Late last week my parents flew out to Calgary and met me in Banff and we’ve been having such fun in the Canadian Rockies! They don’t take many vacations so I’m … Continue reading

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The Best For Last

Crossing the line from Stewart, British Columbia into Hyder, Alaska wasn’t quite as romantic as I’d long envisioned it would be, but my heart still skipped a beat. Alaska! My 50th state! With its one narrow, muddy street and two … Continue reading

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Canadian Bulls & Broncs!

I grew up riding English, but nothing beguiles me more than cowboy culture. I love the hats, the buckles, the chaps, the spurs, the boots, the ropes, the true grit, the strong handshakes, and of course, the horses, the bulls, … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada: Sign Post Forest!

If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you know how much I love quirky roadside attractions. I’ll drive hundreds of miles out of my way to see the world’s largest anything. So when a friend heard I was heading … Continue reading

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Where We Love Is Home

On the wall in my Teardrop hangs a note card with a simple, lovely line drawing of a barn, a field and a fence entitled, “Where We Love Is Home”. I bought the card in Moab, Utah, but the scene … Continue reading

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Oh, Canda: Alaskan Highway Safari, Part 2!

On safari, it’s safest to stay in the vehicle. Yesterday, I witnessed one man learn that lesson the frightening way. I spotted a black bear on the right hand side of the road and pulled over to shoot it (with … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada: Alaskan Highway Safari!

When I’m on the road, towing the Teardrop, I always take it slow and steady. I cruise along at 50 mph (or 80 km/hr, since I’m in Canada) and let everybody else fly past me. I see a huge difference … Continue reading

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Because It’s There

“…if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself, upward and forever upward, then you won’t … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Hitchhiking

I wish hitchhiking – and picking up hitchhikers – wasn’t so taboo. I quite like giving fellow travelers a lift. Over my past seven years living on the road, I’ve picked up all manner of hitchhikers – men and women, … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada: Hiking Joffre Lakes

I’ve always heard that the hiking in British Columbia is epic and my first big trek to Upper Joffre Lake definitely lived up to the legends. The Joffre Lakes trail, 25 miles northeast of Whistler, winds four steep, rocky, rooty … Continue reading

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