Tag Archives: Canada

Life is a bed of flowers

How could we be so lucky? We didn’t know before we arrived that Waterton is the wildflower capital of Canada. To double our luck, the Waterton Wildflower Festival would start while we were there. Beth signed up for “Extraordinary Flowers … Continue reading

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The high point of the trip was rough around the edges

A dream about a longed-for travel destination can take on a life of its own. We visited Glacier National Park in northern Montana many years ago and hadn’t realized in our planning that the park extended north across the border … Continue reading

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Revisiting and discovering the ties that bind us

When we revisit a favorite place, we expect the same magic we found on our first visit. Of course, every visit is a little different, and, usually, knowing what’s around the next bend in the trail turns into a comfortable … Continue reading

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A totem town

Joyce suggested we take a day-trip up the road to Duncan on Vancouver Island. Really? For starters, we had no idea where Duncan was or why we’d drive all the way up there. But Joyce and Jerry were visiting us … Continue reading

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Variety is the spice of life

We want variety, color, drama, and beauty on the walks we take each day. Is that too much to ask? We think not. Scenic walking routes criss-cross Victoria, located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Many days we walked … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s best to be satisfied with the little things

They met in Paris in the 1920’s and became friends. She was an orphaned girl who lived with her adoptive, domineering mother. He was an exiled Georgian Prince of Abkhazi. She settled in Shanghai. They both ended up interned in … Continue reading

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A round of applause

…and cheers for the amazing performers at the International Buskers Festival held in Victoria, BC. Victoria draws (lots and lots) of tourists, and the city seeks to keep everyone happily entertained. So, no surprise, the weeklong festival is a hit … Continue reading

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