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Aug 25, 2005 - Edmonton (5 days)

Aug. 25 - Edmonton Things really worked out well for us in Edmonton. The first reason it got on the itinerary was that Michelle wanted to go to the West Edmonton Mall. I then arranged to meet up with a friend from work (Greg Sumka) and then it turned out to be a good spot for my family to connect with us (the grandparents and my sister flew in from Victoria and Vancouver). Greg lives in St. Albert, just NW of Edmonton. The Kinsmen's RV Park was 5 minutes from his house and there were great bike paths, a lake and a BMX track right next door....

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Aug 25, 2005 - The Road to Edmonton

Only a few days of travel left to us. Then the chaos of moving in to our new home, resuming my job, and Kirsten starting her childcare business begins, not to mention a new school year for the boys. All too soon, this trip will seem like a distant memory. We said goodbye once again. If only B.C. and Saskatchewan were closer together; it would be wonderful to see everyone there more often. At least it's close enough to allow fairly regular reunions - and now we will have a house with at least one extra room, should guests happen to...

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Aug 18, 2005 - Edmonton, Canada

Aug 18 Our final stop back in Edmonton. Customs surprisingly did not take that long. Our families were waiting at the airport, unfortunately noboby noticed us come out of the gate until we said something. Once our families realized we were home they were very excited to see us.

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Aug 6, 2005 - August 4

To British Columbia, Canada Aug. 4 Are we impressed with British Columbia? Yes, we certainly are! It is truly beautiful. The Rocky Mountains are more rugged than any we have seen so far. Driving today from Dawson Creek, Alberta, Canada into British Columbia is like going from one country to another. The roads are better, so the traveling was more enjoyable. We had planned on driving between 500 and 600 miles today, in order to reach Alaska, but only drove 473 miles. Trappers' Den was a stop we made as it looked as if it would be a shop...

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Jul 30, 2005 - Day 6, Saturday

July 30, Saturday-Slept a little late, but needed it, while packing up we talked to folks next door. They were Duane and Verna From Forest City, IA. (where we camped!); on their way home from Alaska! Had been gone about a month; they answered lots of our questions and gave us some good advice. Duane told Gene about fishing, getting boots, the roads, etc. We had better be ready to let go of our money-nothing is cheap! Around 11 we finally pulled out of the campground and on the advice of Grace Pancratz, we went downtown to take a "tunnel...

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Jul 29, 2005 - St. Albert

We left St. Albert for Grande Cache for the sixth running of the Canadian Death Race. "Hawaii Five-Oh!" is prepared to make headlines this year with a mix of stunning athletics and dazzling choreography!! Our annual Canada Day party was ou version of a send-off!

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Jun 13, 2005 - Leaving Calgary

It's been pretty tough getting everything in order to go, but... Oh well... Can't complatin about a trip like this. Well, we succssfully graduated from University last week and are happy to be: Christine Cook BSc Engg, BA IR and Ryan Olivier B. Comm This trip is gonna be the longest vacation either of us have had since we were 5 - and likely the biggest one we'll have till we're 60! We'll miss you all lots! Ryan and Christine.

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Jun 4, 2005 - Pigeon Lake, AB

We lucked out having friends with a weekend retreat at Pigeon Lake so spent the weekend there - about an hour west of Camrose. It is a very friendly community so we had no sooner arrived and the neighbours were over, the beers were out and we made a lot of new friends. We built a huge fire in the fire pit in the middle of the lawn later in the evening and it drew the rest of the neighbours over! We drove around the area - there are a number of beaches: Mission Beach, Ma-Me-O, etc. all with little resort type villages (e.g. souvenirs and ice...

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Across Canada - 2005

Nov 24, 2004 - Tokyo to Edmonton

Today we leave Japan with mixed feelings. We are excited to return to Canada but also sad to leave Japan. We will most certainly be returning here someday. Our one week in Kamakura has passed very quickly. We leave Japan at 7pm on Nov 24 and thanks to the time difference we arrive in Edmonton at 5pm on Nov 24. MAE PS: For some reason the map software on this site has traced our route all the way around the world rather than directly across the Pacific where we will be travelling. We fly up over Siberia and then down over Alaska to Vancouver...

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Sep 28, 2004 - Fort St. John - Edmonton

Nach der bisher gefahrenen Strecke meinte unser Auto nun es müsse ein Ölwechsel gemacht werden. Da wir es nicht gegen ein anderes umtauschen wollten gingen wir nach Absprache mit Hertz selber einen Ölwechsel machen (wird später zurückerstattet). Das Ganze lief durch und durch amerikanisch: Mit dem Auto in der Schlange anstehen (5min), wenn das Tor aufgeht reinfahren, der nette Herr plaudert etwas, bietet Kaffee oder Eistee an, nimmt die Daten auf während ein anderer bereits Öl wechselt, 5-10 Minuten warten, bezahlen und rausfahren. Und das...

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canada northwest '04

Aug 21, 2004 - We are home.

It has been so nice to set foot in familiar territory. We checked out the new hospital, and all is going to be great. Valere's health is doing well, his blood counts change so quickly, that they said for us to go and have fun while we can before starting chemo on monday am. So that means chemo for a week, blood counts will go down for a week and then come back up again for a week. We will try for family pictures tommorow, and see my brothers and their families, and I am sure lots of tears too!!! Nathania regesters for school on friday so it...

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Valere's Big Fight

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