Category Archives: Trials and Tribulations

Sand, Snow, and Skyscrapers

new york skylineWe drove South-East from Boston (Bahhston) to Cape Cod (Cape Cahhd), a New England summer vacation hotspot (hahht… well, you get the picture). Despite the fact that it was pouring rain as we drove out to the cape, it was easy to see why it’s such a popular destination. The towns are all adorable, full of colonial-style buildings, artisan shops, and (at the end ...continue reading

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Fall Colours, Surprised Mothers, and a Gigantic Fiddle

cape breton island fall coloursLet’s see… when my lovely wife left off we had just reached Halifax, or as I like to think of it, the East Coast’s Victoria. It really did feel a lot like our home town, even though we were on the opposite side of the country. I think the fact that it rained a whole bunch ...continue reading

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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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Patient Spouses and Perfect Log Houses

I’ll just start with the bad news: On our first day in Québec City, I left our camera in a coffee shop downtown where it was stolen. It was our anniversary (although we didn’t realize that the camera was gone until the next day, which was kind of a blessing because it would have ruined the day for me), we were in a rush to get to the hotel, I am terribly absent-minded, etc. I do have to ...continue reading

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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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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.

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Montana To British Columbia (By Way Of Bavaria)

From Ennis we continued North to Montana’s capital, Helena, and arrived under thick, gray rain clouds. Being a Sunday, most of the stores in the little town center were closed, and it seemed like maybe Helena was not much worth seeing. We wandered into a little pedestrian-only shopping area, and before long the sun made its first appearance ...continue reading

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