Category Archives: By the Roadside

Maritimes and Struggling Rhymes

New BrunswickSo, when Pia left off we were at the end of the Gaspé Peninsula in Percé, Quebec, home of the famous Percé rock. We took a boat tour from Percé which took us to see their namesake then around nearby Bonaventure Island, a provincial park which is home to the largest colony of northern gannets in the world, and neighbourhood hangout for young punk seals with nothing better to do but lie around in the ...continue reading

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Parliament Hill and a Thrift Store Thrill

After leaving Toronto, we spent a night in Smiths Falls, a small-ish town between TO and Ottawa. On the way, we managed to catch this beautiful sunset:

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Back into Canada: Niagara Falls and T.O.

niagara falls and torontoAfter a chunk of time in the US, I have to say it feels good to be back in the Great White North basking in the warm glow of the metric system, multi-coloured money, and unnecessary apologies. We came back into Canada trough Detroit and into Windsor, Ontario, where we had lunch with my Uncle’s sister, her son ...continue reading

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Milltown, Brewtown, and Charlie Brown

milltown, brewtown, and charlie brownAs Pia said in the last post, Saskatoon and North Dakota were not the most exciting places to drive through, and as nice as small farming communities are, they don’t offer a lot of sights for the visitor to see, but North Dakota did allow us to see the world’s largest pile of oil cans (believe it or not, this wasn’t a destination sight for ...continue reading

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Brewpubs and Tiger Cubs (A Test Trip to Oregon)

Greetings from exotic Victoria! We had meant to update about our first trip before getting back home, but things were pretty hectic and we really didn’t have much time. The first venture went relatively smoothly. We used this as a test run for the real deal, so lots of little adjustments were being made, like reorganizing the location of some of ...continue reading

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