Sep 2015

Relocating to Boise, ID

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We left the RV and Moxie in Missoula while we were in Canada. Our plan was to drive from Banff to Missoula where we would pick up the RV and Moxie and then drive from Missoula to Boise. Both drives took longer than we anticipated and we ended up spending two nights on the road instead of one. Of course we did take the scenic route and that took a little extra time, but the drive was beautiful. Read More...

Banff, AB Canada

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We took the scenic route (Bow Valley Parkway) from Lake Louise to Banff hoping to see some wildlife. So far we have seen two big horn sheep and few deer and quite a few elk. The scenic route, while beautiful, did not have any wildlife hanging around. We would like to see moose, caribou and bears, The number of wildlife in this area of Canada is dropping. The moose population was reduced by a parasite. The bears are moving elsewhere.
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Lake Louise, AB Canada

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Like all the other places we have been on this trip, Lake Louise included hikes to see beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains. Lake Louise has two tea houses that can only be reached by foot or on horseback. The tea houses are too far for Mary to walk with her injured leg/foot. Timberline Tours offers horseback rides to both tea houses, we selected the five hour Plain of Six Glaciers via Highline Trail ride. Read More...

Jasper, AB, Canada & the Icefields

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The road from Lake Louise, AB, Canada to Jasper, AB, Canada is called the Icefields Parkway. The route is through the Canadian Rockies and passes pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers, waterfalls and gorgeous rivers. Driving Icefields Parkway takes about three hours if you don't stop along the way. It took us much longer because we stopped to hike and take pictures. Unfortunately we did not have great weather for the drive so our photos are nowhere near as spectacular as what we actually saw. We have never seen as many tour buses and rental RVs as what we saw on Icefields Parkway and in Jasper. Read More...

Rain, Rain Go Away

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We woke up to rain again this morning. Not only was there rain, there were low clouds, fog and cold air to go with it. We really want to camp at Takakkaw Falls. We decided to hang out in our cozy room at Emerald Lake for a while. I built a fire in the fireplace and we sat by the fire drinking tea and coffee discussing our options. (This photo of Takakkaw Falls is not one we took - I found it online.) Read More...

Yoho National Park, Canada

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While breakfast was being prepared at the B&B, we watched a doe and her two fawns in the backyard. The two fawns were running around chasing each other and playing like puppies play. Breakfast was delicious and it was very enjoyable to talked with our fellow guests from Europe, Canada, and the US. Read More...

Golden, British Columbia, Canada

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We left Missoula around 8:00 AM yesterday and headed north. After two stops for coffee & chai we finally arrived at the United States / Canada border. Although there was a line, it moved quickly. Shortly after crossing into Canada Mary decided she was starving and wanted lunch. We found a restaurant and had lunch. Read More...

Missing Missoula

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Living a nomadic lifestyle means saying goodbye more often than living a stationary life. Saying goodbye is never fun, so every transition we make is a melancholic experience. For me, leaving Missoula is particularly sad because this is my third time spending months in Missoula. I have established friendships here. I have favorite places and many things I love to do here. Read More...