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North America » United States » Florida September 24th 2004

Alright I’m almost packed. I still have an hour to go so I’m not freaking out yet. But when you are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime you want to be sure that everything's in order. For instance: I was at quite a crossroads as to what attire should be worn at the Oktoberfest. Now of course we could go like any other American tourist, jeans, t-shirt and a baseball cap - but I’m the guy who wears a kilt on St. Patty’s day so the Old Navy special wasn’t going to cut it. So to that end, I’m at my parents house last night discussing the trip and picking up a few things from their place, and while musing my dad overheard me talking about Lederhosen and how I wish I had ... read more

North America » Canada September 23rd 2004

Day 9 Canmore - Banff - Calgary - Canmore 10th June Thur We traveled along Bow Valley Parkway to arrive at Johnston Canyon, a popular tourist spot. It was already filled with tourists by the time we reached there but we still managed to hike to the Lower and Upper Falls to take in some spectacular views of the falls. img= Afternoon was spent in Calgary where we snagged some good buys at ‘The Bay’ in downtown. But before that, we had a stop at the Canada Olympic Park, where the 1988 Winter Olympics was held. So glad TAR 5 visited the park and Calgary! Weather on that day: Banff: 7.1 - 19.1 Calgary: 9.3 - 15.6 q Overnight: Carney’s Rose Chalet Banff - Calgary: 127 km Day 10 Canmore - Revelstoke 11th June Fri In ... read more

North America » Canada September 23rd 2004

Here are the plces we visited: Exciting Highlights Vancouver ü Granville Island ü Stanley Park ü Robson Street Whistler ü Whistler Village Kamloops ü Wells Gray Park: Spahat Creeks Falls & Helmcken Falls Jasper ü Mount Robson ü Maligne Canyon ü Maligne Lake ü Patricia & Pyramid Lakes Icefields Parkway ü Valley of the Five Lakes ü Horseshoe Lake ü Athabasca Falls ü Tangle Falls ü Sunwapta Falls ü Columbia Icefield & Athabasca Glacier - SnoCoach ride ü Bow Valley Summit & Peyto Lake ü Bow River Lake Louise ü Lake Louise ü Mirror Lake ü Lake Agnes ü Moraine Lake & Valley of Ten Peaks Kootenay National Park ü Paint Pots Banff ü Hoo Doos ü Lake Minnewanka ü Cave & Basin Historic Site ü Cascade Gardens ü Sulphur Mountain & Upper Hot Springs ü ... read more

North America » Canada September 23rd 2004

Day 1 Singapore - Vancouver 2nd June Wed We left for Vancouver on CI 662 bound for Taipei before catching our connecting flight 1h10min later to Vancouver. Flight was smooth and there were no problems with security checks at all. We arrived Vancouver in the afternoon and headed for our first stop: 1916 Arbutus Street, ‘Between Friends B&B’. Host was Simone, a very friendly lady in her late twenties with a pet rabbit who seemed to love our room! Accommodation was good and bathroom facilities were more than satisfactory. After a quick wash up, we left for Granville Island by taking a walk along the beach. It was not that touristy as we had expected it to be. There were mainly shops selling art and craft and other handiwork. Tip: don’t visit this place unless you ... read more

North America » Canada September 23rd 2004

Day 5 Jasper 6th June Sun The sun finally shined much brighter this morning and our spirits were lifted. We spent quite some time at the Jasper Info Centre where we purchased several gifts. We ended up heading back to Pyramid Lake again in hopes of taking nice pictures. Though it was brighter, it was unfortunately cloudy. Plus, this morning, the lake was not as calm as last evening. Anyway, we set off on the Icefields Parkway and stopped at the Valley of Five Lakes with hopes of catching beautiful views of the five lakes. However, to our greatest horror, we ended up lost - again. Well, once again, the route was not clearly marked out and so we were at times unsure of where to go. After walking for over an hour, we finally saw ... read more

North America » United States » Florida September 23rd 2004

Ahhh in just over 24 hours we will be Europe bound. Is it any indication of how ready I am to go that I am writing this from work? GET ME OUT OF HERE. With some last minute shopping and packing I hope we’re both ready by this evening, but Kamrin assures me that she is a wiz at last minute packing, and could put it all in the suitcase in less than an hour before I pick her up. After seeing most of her close strewn along the steps to her new apartment due to a card board box malfunction during last weekends move, I have all the faith in the world that little lady is a packing marvel. There has been some debate on what exactly to bring. What’s the weather going to be ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado September 23rd 2004

September 23, 2004. Thursday, and we are on our way to the “Wild West”. We left “the Burg” around 10 a.m. and drove for over 500 miles to Effingham IL Sept. 24, Friday. Again this is a travel day over 500 miles to a campground in Hays, Indiana Sept. 25, Saturday. Kansas We made a stop today in Kansas. The highpoint is Mt Sunflower the elevation is 4039, and it is on private property. It is cattle/farm country just outside the Colorado state line. We drove the Bothan through the slick dirt roads, slopping up mud everywhere. Our final climb was up the “hill” to the metal sculpture of a sunflower and an American Flag. We enjoyed meeting some folks who use the land for cattle and we heard about the family history and how this ... read more
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Colorad River

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan September 22nd 2004

Sardines My girlfriend (Mon) and I arrived in Newark, New Jersey. I was there for a wedding, but she and I wanted to see New York. So we took a train to Manhattan, and stayed in a sardine can... err hotel. We stayed at the Washington Jefferson on 51 St. in Manhattan. The hotel was so tiny, it's not even funny. The room we stayed in (and this includes the bathroom) is like the size of a regular walk-in closet. Air train Newark International Airport. That's the first US airport I've seen besides LAX. In EWR, they have an "air train". I thought it's a maglev, but it's just a regular monorail. Manhattan We took the train to Manhattan and we arrived in Penn Station. She's been to New York before, so it's not new. We ... read more

North America » United States » Washington September 22nd 2004

Here it is; the report of the Oly Trio’s September 2004 Vacation and Photography trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. The report is divided into four parts. This is Part 4. Some images of this photo safari are available for view and purchase at my online gallery NW Exposures. Wed 9/22 Wednesday, we drove to Lewis and Clark Caverns. Lewis and Clark Caverns. This was a must see stopover for Nancy. Shaddow and I entertained ourselves while Nan took the two hour tour of the caverns. She enjoyed the caverns and has some colorful photos from her tour. We decided to head west to imagined warmer climes, and set course for a long day’s drive to St. Regis, Montana, where we stayed at the Gold Nugget Campground, a former KOA. http://www... read more
Banks Lake 02
Banks Lake 03

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan September 22nd 2004

Ja, dat lezen jullie goed. Vrijdag ga ik alweer naar huis en zaterdagochtend kom ik op Schiphol aan. Zodra ik thuis ben zal ik wel een wat uitgebreider verslag typen, dus ik hou het nou ff kort. Ben na Washington dus naar Philadelphia gegaan, waar ik 4 nachten gebleven ben. Daarna ben ik via New York naar Boston gerezen. Daar was ik al eerder geweest, maar dat was maar n paar uur. Nu ben ik er een paar dagen gebleven en heb ik wat meer kunnen zien. Daarna ben ik weer terug naar New York gegaan, waar ik nu nog een paar dagen aan het rondhangen ben. Nou ik zie of hoor jullie wel weer als ik thuis ben groeten Gertjan... read more

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