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North America » United States » Montana July 11th 2018

Glacier still. We drove from the east side of the park to the west side by way of the Going To The Sun Road. The GTTS is an engineering marvel and the drive was spectacular. We checked in at our new campground, Fish Camp, where we are staying for two nights. We drove on an unpaved road for five miles to a trailhead for Howe Lake Trail. The hike was 4 miles round trip and Howe Lake wasn't special. We had a fun hike tho - we saw one group on our way there and one on our way back. We sang, clapped and yelled out to scare away the bears, and later realized we were also scaring away mountain lions! Our van is filthy.... read more

North America » United States » Montana July 10th 2018

Glacier! We took a boat from Rising Sun on Lake St. Mary to near Baring Falls and hiked to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls. Lake St. Mary was very calm, which is unusual. We saw an orphan cinnamon colored black bear and bald eagle on the way. How to explain the beauty of Glacier? The mountains are beautiful - some rocky, some green and there are glaciers (or snow pack, we can't tell the difference) here and there. The water in the lake and some streams are an aqua blue from the glacier melt. The melt contains minerals that reflect the sunlight and it appears aqua. St. Mary Falls was aqua. After, we hiked to a shuttle stop and rode back to campground. Visited St. Mary Visitor Center and kids and Rick got sworn in ... read more
Rick and Maggie on a log:)

North America July 9th 2018

Ate breakfast at the Palace Café in Wabaux, MT (outside TRNP) because it was raining. Drove to Glacier. Spending two nights in St. Mary's campground in Glacier. Had dinner at Rising Sun Pizza.... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota July 8th 2018

Drove from Morehead, MN to Theodore Roosevelt NP in Medora, ND. We visited the south unit of TRNP. First we visited the Painted Cliffs Visitor Center, then the South Unit Visitor Center, took a tour of the cabin that Teddy Roosevelt lived in while living in North Dakota. The cabin was moved from its original location. He lived and ranched nearby, and the park was named for him due to his conservation efforts as President. We toured a museum for Roosevelt's time in ND, did some Junior Ranger activities, then hiked the Wind Canyon trail. After dinner we drove the loop drive. We saw so much wild life - Bison, wild horses, prairie dogs, an elk (or deer) and a coyote. TRNP is a lot like the Badlands, but not as rugged. There was more greenery. ... read more
Theodore Roosevelt’s Cabin
Wooden TR replica
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North America » United States » Ohio July 7th 2018

Hi everyone! Welcome to the blog for our 4th "big trip" driving our Toyota Sienna to National Parks. Day 1 - Drove Bay Village to Moorhead, MN. Had lunch at Culver's (world's largest)!... read more

Today we rented kayaks (one double and two singles) and went up the Mersey River in the morning, then on Keji Lake in the afternoon. Keji Lake is fairly large and has a lot of inlets and islands and thank goodness we had a map and there were markers as we managed to get lost anyway, but it could have been worse! We stopped at a beach and the kids played in the water while Rick was going to kayak around two islands, but he realized he wasn’t where he thought, so he returned. The row back to Jake’s Landing was tough. It was the first time we’ve kayaked together and it was a good experience. We kayaked 2 miles each way to the beach plus the river. The Lake water was also brown. Went to ... read more

Drove to Kejimkujik. Keji is also flat. Keji is not on the ocean like our other parks, but has a huge lake. It is also a newer park – about 50 years old – but there wasn’t much built on the land. We stopped for lunch on our drive at a picnic area and were welcomed to Nova Scotia by a colorful woman who was on a driving tour with friends for her birthday week and another man. Very friendly province! Today we hiked to the Mills Falls on the Mersey River. The river is brown. We were able to climb on rocks near the falls and the kids had a lot of fun with the floating bridge over the river. Maggie and Rick made Lu’sknikn – a Mi’kmaw bread – over the campfire. It has ... read more
Rick and Maggie on the Mersey River

North America August 9th 2017

Maggie and I started today with bilingual beach yoga with Karen. Chrissy loved it, especially the soothing waves and the beautiful views. Maggie not so much. Karen tied the local landscape into the yoga – we did boat, eagle, jellyfish (forward fold). Karen was a great personality and engaged the kids to learn words in another language, etc. Last night was our last reservation, and we decided to spend another night at PEI and add a night in Keji and skip Cape Breton. It is just too much driving. Today was a gorgeous day and we spent the afternoon at Brackley beach. There was a “Sensational Sandcastles” program there where a professional sandcastle builder was there to give people tips on building a sandcastle, as well as provide tools – shovels, buckets, rulers, etc. The kids ... read more
Rick's tan line
some of the other builders
The sand castle

Started our day on PEI by touring Green Gables Heritage Place – the house that was the setting for the book “Anne of Green Gables”. We saw a short film, took a tour, toured the barn and house and walked in the Haunted Wood. The house and farm were owned by cousins of LM Montgomery (the author) grandparents, who raised her. She lived a short distance away and spent time there growing up. Anne was also there and we watched her and friend Diana act out the part from the book where Diana drinks the raspberry cordial and gets drunk. We went to Cavendish Beach and finished the kids Xplorer program. We learned a little about bees, lobsters and other shellfish and played in the red, rocky sand. Rick and Maggie built a stone house. The ... read more
green gables

Today is New Brunswick Day (the first Monday in August) which is a day off for many. We aren’t really sure what NB day is – but discovered that everywhere in Canada has this day as a holiday – some call it Civic Day, others after their province, one after a person. Canada Day is July 1, so this isn’t their national independence day, but as it is the same date nationwide it can’t be a province anniversary. So, just a day set aside to celebrate your province! But they were handing out Canada 150 flags – celebrating Canada’s 150th We started with a walk of the bog in Kouchi, which included a tower to view the area. We hoped to see moose, but didn’t. We went to Callander’s Beach and visited the Migmag wigwams. To ... read more
New Brunswick flag
canada 150

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