Monthly Archives: July 2011

Prairies and Berries, Bones and Groans

It’s been a week since we left Calgary, but it feels more like several weeks. Travelling like this, you really lose track of the time – as of today we’ve been away from Victoria for exactly a month, but that seems like such an impossibly short amount of time to have fit in all the places we’ve ...continue reading

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The Pie’s the Limit, Vol. 1

Let’s talk about pie. Pie! Is there a better dessert? Cookies are portable, and cake is nice, and cupcakes are fun but (I think) overrated. Pie, on the other hand. It takes some time to make; you can’t whip one up in ten minutes, especially if you’re making the crust from scratch. People are a little scared by pie dough, which is ...continue reading

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Good Food, Good Wine, Good Friends, and Cowboys

Banff National Park AlbertaWe rolled into Calgary last Tuesday (July 12th) for a little visit with friends and family, and stayed with some lovely friends of ours, Julie and Jeremy. When we arrived we only intended to stay for a few days – maybe until the weekend, we thought – but our hosts managed to keep convincing us to stay a little longer, and a little longer (“but if you stay an extra day then ...continue reading

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Mountainsides and Scary Rides

Here are my thoughts on the first few days of the trip (Vancouver to Boise):

-Beer + sweet friends + Phnom Penh + bowling + Troll 2 = one happy Pia.
-UTI? More like BOO-TI. See what I did there?
-Fourth of July in America is something to behold. Stars and stripes and red and white and blue and ...continue reading

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Left and Leaving: Victoria, Vancouver, Boise

nomadic travellers in boiseWell… it’s finally here. After what feels like an eternity of planning, at long last we’re on the road, and it’s the real deal. After four years of planning and preparation, we expected the act of finally leaving to be a momentous and event, but in the end we really had multiple little departures rather than one big one.

Mini-departure ...continue reading

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