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Jul 16, 2019 - Jasper, Alberta, Canada

July 16. Didn’t get going this morning till noon because 1, I don’t like getting out of bed and 2, I wanted to try to send the club email. Which I did and it worked! While walking Bailey this morning I heard a noise, kind that you know something bad happened and it’s not good. A guy was pulling forward out of his sight in his small C class rental and he forgot to put up his awning! I heard the “crunch” and fortunately he was going very slow and stopped immediately. Somehow, by sheer luck, he was able to manually close it and off he went....

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Jul 16, 2019 - An amazing story!

July 16 - I have an Amazing story! The last night we were in the campground near Jasper, we were walking Bailey just around the campground. Allan had been noticing a rig from California. As we walked by they were sitting outside. I slowly walked up to the woman who is reading and said, hello! I see you are from California. Where exactly in California? She said LA. I said where exactly? She said Hancock Park. We have five grandkids with us visiting from Israel. (My brain goes ding!) I am thinking.....but still not sure so I ask her her last...

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Summer 2019

Jul 15, 2019 - Jasper, Alberta, Canada

July 15. Last night we were getting into bed and it was still light out at 10:10! Woke to another beautiful morning, though it seems like the mornings and early afternoons are beautiful and then the rain comes in. Took a little walk around with Bailey. This campground is really nice and they have built a little river going right through the middle of the campground surrounded by rocks and shrubbery and flowers etc. Don’t know if I previously mentioned but all through the parks there are wildflowers growing in their short season and they are...

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Summer 2019

Jul 14, 2019 - Jasper, Alberta, Canada

July 14. Nice leisurely start to the day with beautiful weather, cool and sunny, Low 60s which I consider perfect! Took a little walk and then headed out for the town of Jasper. This particular road is where there are lots of animals and lucky us we saw a small herd of mountain goats coming down the steep rocks. We were able to pull over and watch and take pictures. It was so fun! Animals are my favorite! There were even some baby goats in the pack. Watching them come down a jagged rugged steep cliff is amazing. the drive into Jasper and...

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Jul 13, 2019 - Jasper, Alberta, Canada

July 13. Beautiful clear morning, cool and sunny! Interesting that we see a lot of very old motorhomes and C classes. They remind me of what we see that people are living in around LA. The difference is the ones that we are seeing are in good working order and good condition. We have all of 93 miles to drive today. Along the road they have built a small glass horseshoe walkway extending out over the canyon. Makes my knees weak just looking at it! That cost $32 ea. to walk it. Just for clarification, I do not type these blogs. I dictate...

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Summer 2019

May 16, 2019 - Harley chicks

And here I am in Jasper with snow capped mountains all around. This morning I had to take care of some washing for a little while then went for a walk into town - about 10-15 minutes or so from our hotel, Marmot Lodge. Most of the shops are located in two parallel streets and are either gift shops or restaurants/ cafes. There are also 2 supermarkets, a couple of chemists and a few clothing shops. I didn’t stay out for too long as I had to be back to be collected at 11 am for a two hour Harley ride. There were 6 of us booked to go (not all...

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May 15, 2019 - Still Rocky(ing) on!

Rocky(ing) on! After a good night in our huge room (2 queen sized beds and still room to party), we were on the shuttle bus at 7.20 and on the train at 7.45. Sadly, there was no bagpiper this morning but there was a red carpet and waving staff to see us off. It was Toot! Toot! All aboard! and we were on our way! We’d only been seated for a very short while when we were called downstairs to breakfast. (A little aside: The train has two different classes - Gold Leaf and Silver Leaf. Gold Leaf: Double storey glass roofed train with a...

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Sep 10, 2018 - Drive around Jasper

Not much to do in Jasper, but the wildlife on the edge of the road was amazing. On highway 16 between our accommodation and Jasper, we saw lots of wildlife. - a black bear very relaxed walking along the highway - lots of sightings of elk, they are very relaxed eating alongside the highway - mountain goats (need to find the correct name), very agile on the steep rocky hills - a pale brown fox (need to find the correct name) and lots of obnoxious and stupid people, stopping half on and half off the road, getting so close to the wildlife and...

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Alaska, Canada, Fiji

Sep 9, 2018 - Icefields Parkway drive to Jasper and Athabasca Glacier

This drive along the Icefields Parkway was so eventful. Although raining and misty to start, this lifted quite quickly to give us a performance. Around each corner, mountains upon mountains with patterns of snow and glaciers! Lots of oohs and aahs from us. Just stunning, with a different picture looking forward and backwards. Then we came to the Athabasca Glacier, such a beautiful sight! Lots of glaciers to see. We booked for the Ice Explorer Glacier Tour which took us onto the glacier. We learnt that the multiple glaciers once were all...

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Aug 25, 2018 - Jasper, Alberta

August 21st We have been enjoying clear blue skies as we start out each morning but as we get closer to Lloydminster and the Alberta border the smoke on the horizon grows significantly and by the time we arrive at Elk Island National Park just outside of Edmonton the sun is an orange orb in the sky and it is hot again. We have been mostly bug free for the last week or so but we have moved into wasp season. When we stopped at a rest stop, wasps swarmed over the van; it was almost impossible to get back into the van to leave. It was not a...

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Jul 20, 2018 - Jasper

We wake again early before our 6am alarm. Must stop this, little enough sleep as it is! Disappointed with this hotel at first as looked a bit like a school camp. Prior research had us prepared though somewhat but we did warm to it a little as the evening progressed - and is only one night after all. Get ourselves prepared for what could be a messy day, but more of that later. Bags outside for 6.45 and leave at 7.45 for a full days activities. Very soon we pull up along side Herbert Lake. Manage to take a fantastic photo which does its...

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Canada - The Rockies

Jul 19, 2018 - Jasper

The campground is only 4 km from the Jasper Skytram so that was my first undertaking. It was built in 1964, well before my first trip here in 1977 but for some reason I’ve never been on it, maybe because I went on the one at Banff. Perhaps it was too expensive. It cost $50 today so it could have been too much for Jim & I with 3 kids in tow in 1977. Parking is an issue at these places so I went early which was a very good move. There was plenty of RV parking although it was full when I came back down. It was foggy at the bottom but I was...

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