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North America » United States » Colorado » Durango June 2nd 2012

Geo: 37.2737, -107.879 On Saturday morning we left Monticello and drove south into Arizona and towards 4 corners. We had been doing almost 80 mph for 2 days and I continued this into Arizona. I was slowly catching up to another car when I saw an Arizona highway patrol go past us in the other direction. Oh crap! He threw on the lights and turned around and headed towards us. I had slowed to 65mph by then and happily watched as he blew by me and pulled over the car in front of us. After that we kept the speed to 70mph! We soon arrived at 4 corners. I thought it was a national monument, so we showed the woman our senior pass and she said no, that it was on Navajo land and I needed ... read more
Me with various body parts in 4 states.
Pueblo village
Stacy taking a break

North America » United States » Utah » Monticello June 1st 2012

Geo: 37.8714, -109.342 Hi, there. We left on our trip on Thursday morning. We drove 435 miles to Ely, Nevada and spent the night. On Friday, we left for Monticello, Idaho, another 430 miles. To long days of driving. On Friday, we stopped and visited Arches Naional Park in Utah. Really nice. It reminded us a little bit of Zion and Bryce.... read more
Window Arch
Delicate Arch
Balancing Rock

North America » United States » Michigan » Livonia July 6th 2011

Geo: 42.3966, -83.3696 We left Niagara Falls in the morning.and drove to the Ambassador Bridge. We crossed over and back to our United States. We then drove to Livonia, my parents and my childhood home. Wednesday thru Friday consisted of doing some house repairs and visiting with my parents and my nephew and his wife, who are also staying with my parents. It was a little crowded, considering that their house is 1,000 sq. ft. with one bathroom. We took a break on Thursday and went to the Henry Ford Museum. They had an exibit on the Civil War that we wanted to see. On Saturday, we went to Northville to visit my sister Dawn and her family. We all went out to dinner to celebrate my moms 84th birthday. The resturant was called Table 5. ... read more

North America » Canada » Ontario » Niagara Falls June 27th 2011

Geo: 43.1066, -79.0642 We got up and drove to the Black Creek Pioneer Village and went through it. It had a lot of buildings from around the mid 1800's. It also had people in costume who gave tours of the buildings, as well as tradesmen doing their crafts. We left there and headed for Niagara Falls. We got in around 5;00PM, checked in at our B&B and headed downtown for some dinner. We got our first glimpse of the falls. The next morning we bought an Adventure Pass and headed to the Maid of the Mist boat tour. They give you very stylish rain gear to wear on the boat. We took our hosts advise and stayed on the bottom level at the back and didn't get too wet at all. Next, we headed over to ... read more
Falls lit up at night
A little blue smurf
Maid of the Mist

North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto June 24th 2011

Geo: 43.6485, -79.3854 Were you wondering what happened to us? We left Quebec on Tuesday morning and drove in the rain to Cornwall. We got up on Wednesday morning and drove in the rain again to downtown Toronto. We are staying in the financial district in downtown Toronto. On Wednesday morning we got up and headed out on the subway to Casa Loma. It is a restored castle on a hill overlooking Toronto. It was built in the 1920's by a banker. The first estimate to build was $250,000. At $3.5 million it was still not done. It had 98 rooms and a 5 acre garden. The owner fell on hard times and had to abandon it. We then went to see the Spadina Museum. It is a house that was lived in by the same ... read more
Casa Loma
Stacy at the top of the CNN tower
Spadina museum

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City June 20th 2011

Geo: 46.8266, -71.3024 Up Saturday morning and out the door. We started at the Museum fo the Fort.It had a multi media show about the French and British battle for Quebec. In the 1770's. Btitain won. Then on to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. This is an Anglican church in Quebec. While we were deciding what else to do, we noticed that the streets were blocked off near us. They were having a bicycle race today. We waited around for a while and soon here came about 150 riders powering up the hill. The did nine laps around old Quebec. We then walked to the Battlefield Park Discovery Museum. It had a show about the main battles for Quebec. On our walk back home we passed the old Quebec jail. They were having tours of ... read more
Me and my new buddy
Bicycle race
Me in jail again

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City June 17th 2011

Geo: 46.8266, -71.3024 We picked up our car on Thursday morning and drove back to the hotel to get our luggage. We got a Toyota Corolla. Not sure why its a best seller. Lets just say that it wouldn't be on my list. We got directions from our hotel clerk and headed out into Montreal traffic. We made it about 2 miles and then gridlock! After sitting for a long time, we made a turn and headed out on our own. After driving around for 40 minutes looking for a sign for the freeway, we found ourselves at the same light that we had turned from. We finally got on the correct road and headed out. Soon we realised we weren't where we wanted to be. We finally pulled over, got out the Tom Tom and ... read more
Old Quebec
Portal in wall of Quebec
Changing of the guard

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal June 15th 2011

Geo: 45.5075, -73.5587 We got up on Tuesday morning headed toward McGill University to the McCord museum. It was a natural history museum of Canada. We next went to the Marguerte Bourgeoys museum. It is a church founded in the late 1600's by the above woman. We took a tour of the Archeological site below the church. It had some of the original foundations from the original church. After lunch, we walked along the St. Laurence River and decided to take a river cruise aboard the Le Bateau-Mouche. It was a nice relaxing trip after a long day. We got up this morning and headed out to the Olympic Park. We looked around and headed for the Biodome. We saw many live animals there. Next we headed for the Botanical gardens. Very nice. Some of the ... read more
at the botanical gardens
me being attacked by a Cayman

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal June 13th 2011

Geo: 45.5075, -73.5587We got up early Sunday morning and headed out to the track. It was sprinkling lightly when we left the hotel. By the time we got to our seats it had stopped raining. At 11:00 they had the driver introductions. Each driver was seated on the back of an Austin Healy. I don't know where they came up with 24 cars in such good condition. By the time they had made it back to the pits it was raining. They got into their cars and the race was started behind the pace car because it was so wet. After about 5 laps they let them go. It was great! Then it began raining harder. Then harder. Soon, it was pouring. They finally had to red flag the race because there was so much water ... read more
The altar at Basillica of Notre Dame
me and James McGill
Ferrari in the rain

North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal June 11th 2011

Geo: 45.5075, -73.5587 Well, our flight went well. I was a little worried because we booked an Air Canada flight and the first leg was actually on a United plane. Then the connection was on a Jazz flight, which is a subsidary of Air Canada. I had visions of our bags going everywhere but Montreal. All was fine and our bags met us in Montreal. We went out and had some dinner, came back and unpacked. The next morning we got on the Metro and headed downtown to look around. We found McGill University and looked around. Its a very nice college. We found the bookstore and purchased numerous items with McGill on them. We walked around and found a nice church to visit. It was built in the 18th century. After that we took the ... read more
more college
McGill University
track sign

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