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North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Regina January 4th 2020

It is late December. We are about to start our 2020 travel adventures, and as we all know, traveling can be very stressful at times. Just days before we are set to depart, Mother Universe decides that we need a refresher course on controlling our emotions and anxieties, to prepare us for our journeys. And so it is that the roller coaster ride of emotions begins. Six days before our December 31st departure we wake up to a cold house. The furnace had stopped working during the night. For those of you reading this from elsewhere in the world, we live in central Canada, in one of the coldest regions of the country, and this is our winter season. Worry and anxiety begin to take hold. A non functioning furnace is the worst nightmare to experience ... read more
Mercury Tower, Bangkok
Bangkok - Chana Songkhram
Bangkok Lumphini

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Swift Current May 29th 2019

Monday 27th May 2019 We spent the morning exploring Regina, a real oasis in the middle of the prairies. Regina is the provincial capital of Saskatchewan. Once, it was a hunting ground of the Cree who named it Wascana, which means “Pile of Bones”! It is an elegant, leafy green city with a splendid park and lake right in the centre of Downtown, called Wascana. The lake and park are full of Canadian Geese and their little chicks right now, no bones around! Later on today, we drove just seventy kilometres to Moose Jaw, where we are now. Spring has arrived at last with sunny days (18 degrees today) but still chilly nights. The forecast is for the temperatures to increase as the week progresses up into the 20s. Hooray! Camping weather at last. We have ... read more
Beautiful park in the heart of Regina City
Spring is here at last!
Fountain and Legislative Building

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Regina May 26th 2019

Saturday 25th May 2019 The Riding Mountain National Park sits on First Nation treaty territory so the park works closely with a coalition of First Nations, mostly Ojibwe and Cree. It is an amazing place with an abundance of wildlife. Riding Mountain is renowned for the diversity of its wildlife including moose, bear, elk, deer, grey wolf, cougar, coyote, lynx, badger, otter, mink, ermine, fox, rabbit, hare and birds of prey. In our short two-night stay we saw a fox, two Douglas squirrels, several white-tailed deer, two bears and eleven bison as well as numerous birds including a little bright orange “Orio”. We left our B and B early to journey to the Bison Range where a herd of about thirty are to be found. It is about 50 kilometres from the hotel. Bison graze out ... read more
John walking towards the bear (top right of photo)

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Saskatoon May 10th 2019

Wow! Just a few more days before I fly out from this little Saskatoon nest I call home for the longest international trip of my twenty-two years of life. It would be an under-exaggeration to say that I am EXCITED (yes, even if I write it in all-caps), but unfortunately my feelings are more intense than what the English language can capture right now. *sigh* A question I get asked a lot is: "What are you most looking forward to in this Uganda trip?" I'll try to channel the essence of my answer in a few sentences. I am looking forward to the many learnings that lay ahead--about health/nutrition, about culture, about people, about myself. I am looking forward to having my knowledge and faith stretched as I get pushed into that uncomfortable place where growth ... read more

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan April 10th 2019

Just checking to see if they are sending notices this time . Sure hope so .... read more

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Regina January 1st 2019

You definitely have your beautiful moments, Saskatchewan, Canada, and there is something very peaceful and restful about your winter months, which allow us to slow down a bit, watch movies, read books, and me, perhaps play a little more guitar, as there are no lawns to cut, no gardens to tend to, and no compelling urge to be outside every day just to enjoy your beautiful Saskatchewan sunshine and extensive “living skies”. The vast spaciousness of this province alone is a thing of beauty. We have tried and failed on many occasions to convey to our Asian friends the possibility of driving down a country road in our province for twenty minutes without seeing another vehicle or any sign of human habitation - an incomprehensible concept in Asia, where in Indonesia alone, 260 million people live. ... read more
Forest of White
Winter Road
Saskatchewan Wide Open Spaces

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan August 26th 2018

My boyfriend at time would joke around about all these weird and odd town names that Saskatchewan,Canada had to offer. He would say things like you have to go through "Big Beaver" to get to "Climax"or talk about a town called Flin Flon. So we when went to visited his family in September I wanted to see a least some of those towns with such random names. One day early in the morning we decided to go on a little road trip starting in Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan. Once we left Regina all we could see were farms, I believe they even call the province the Kansas of Canada. The roads did not bend and it was pretty much flat. Once in a while we passed a few trees and a couple of farm houses. ... read more
beautiful views
Big Beaver
no other souls for miles

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan June 27th 2018

Today is a beautiful, crisp day. Cool 73 degrees. Will be moving from Manitoba to Saskatchewan today. Pulled into Prairie Campground at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. 2 hour different from home. Had to unhook Lil Truk as site was backin. Aleta cooked chicken and dumplins, they were AWESOME!! Shelby made apple cake delight and Jack provided ice cream.... read more

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Saskatoon June 22nd 2018

Hi everyone! I cannot believe it has been two years since I last began this blog but the time has come to dust off the cobwebs and write again because...I am going back! I have rather been quiet about this trip as I begin to understand and fully appreciate again what it was like last time I went. I felt on top of the world, able to achieve everything and ever so fortunate to be selected to travel to Africa. This time around I chose to go back. I chose to because I love my job, I find passion in it every day, and I chose to because Africa is frequently in my thoughts and makes my heart pang with heart break. I also chose to go back regardless of the terrible, lonesome time I had ... read more

North America » Canada » Saskatchewan » Regina February 13th 2018

One more time I am trying to pack for a broad range of temperatures and still fit it into one bag . Morocco and Spain will be moving into spring like weather , current temps are in the mid teens , but the mountain areas of Morocco could see snow and freezing temps . Packing is so much fun...NOT I am getting excited . Discovering new territory and cultures are stimulating . I smile just thinking about it . I shall try to post as I go . I bought a tablet so I do not have to rely on internet cafes this time . Who knows I might even be able to post photos this time .... read more

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