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Ep 8 – 2017 ‘Big Birthday’ World Tour 

Rails, road and sweet, sweet music 🎶  2790 km by train – Amtrak Empire Builder 8817 km by car Amtrak – Seattle to Chicago Getting to the Amtrak station in Seattle was a piece of amazing logistics by J. We headed to the car rental return to drop the car off and loaded our luggage […]

Ep 7 – 2017 ‘Big Birthday’ World Tour  

Road Trippin’ Washington & Oregon  We arrived in Seattle after an early start in Fairbanks. Pick up hire car and head to Ocean Shores in Washington. Headed out to find dinner and ate at a local Chinese restaurant. Walking back to our hotel, J stops and tells me he saw a deer. I’ve learnt not […]

Ep 6 – 2017 ‘Big Birthday’ World Tour 

Just Cruisin’ like an Alaskan Princess  We headed out of Vancouver for a 7 day cruise followed by a 3 day land component. I loved Alaska – was surprised and amazed by the diversity.  Embarkation  Imagine 4 large cruise ships carrying over 2500 people each. Now picture those 10 000 people all trying to pass […]

Ep 5 – 2017 ‘Big Birthday’ World Tour

Leaving Canada  Our last week in Canada seemed to fly by with packing, sorting and organising, but we managed to have some fun and relax. We caught one final concert,  seeing Thomas Rhett. It seemed the uniform for the night was flannel with a large proportion of the audience wearing it. Drinking too much overpriced […]

Ep 4 – 2017 ‘Big Birthday’ World Tour 

The wild, the weird, the worrying and the wonderful.  Last weekend J woke up after the Kip Moore concert and checked out the location of other concerts. Gord Bamford was playing a fundraiser concert in a small town in Saskatchewan. Spiritwood has a population of 1000, and the concert was in the local rec centre […]

Ep 3 – 2017 ‘Big Birthday’ World Tour 

We Are Family!  This week has been all about family – saying goodbye, saying hello, and welcoming the new.  Goodbye Cindy and Peter 😭 There were tears…. Hello Mikayla, J’s niece in Whistler Hello Halifax Edwin James Murray – J’s grandson……Welcome to the family ❤ Of course there has been fun and games along the way […]

The changing face of Canada 

Driving to Drumheller and back to Vancouver we experienced many different scenes outside the car windows….. Salmon Arm Nearing Banff Closing in on Lake Louise  On the way to Drumheller – that’s a wildlife bridge  Badlands of Drumheller Those hoodoos  Prarie plains on the Icefields Parkway Plains covered with snow  Beginning of conifers  The reason […]