Family Travel

A Drive Through Kolob Canyon

I’ve been travelling down the I-15 from Alberta to Las Vegas and LA since I was a girl. My parents loved to head south for vacation every winter and this was their favourite route. A couple of times we went to Phoenix and Tucson, but usually California was our destination. This is the same trip my husband and I made…

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Who Can Resist a Chocolate Factory?

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks and now it’s time to head for home. Back to school and to work for some. Back to the new reality of being retired and writing full time for me. I’ll have just enough time to get things organized before our next trip down this way for the National Finals rodeo. We haven’t…

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First Las Vegas Concert

Music has always been important in our home. Our grandson has grown up listening to a broad variety of artists from country to pop to classic rock and even rock operas. I have to say his favorites are Katy Perry, Reba, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson and Trace Adkins, but he sings along to many others during our drives. Visiting Las…

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A Fun Day at the Springs Preserve

Pinwheel near the Desert Living Centre at the Springs Preserve We travel to Las Vegas quite often, not for the casinos, but for the warm weather in the winter and the various attractions and activities year round. There are a number of things to do for families including the Springs Preserve. We decided to visit there today with a friend…

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Having a Quiet Day on Vacation

There are some days when you just feel like hanging out in your pajamas until noon. Sometimes these days come during your vacation, particularly if you have been traveling for some time or have a fairly full itinerary. I find that, especially when traveling with children, planning a quiet day or two can make everyone’s holiday a lot more fun.…

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Tin Can Traveling

Vintage “canned ham” style camper trailer at the Clark County Museum After experiencing the wind, rain and mud of our last camping trip, I decided to get a bit more serious in my search for a vintage trailer we could use right now and restore for a future dreamed of road trip across the country. We didn’t want to get…

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Jurassic Badlands!

Visitor’s Centre at Dinosaur Provincial Park Readers of this blog know that many of my travels include and are inspired by my eight-year-old grandson. You also know that camping is one of his new favorite things to do. What else do eight-year-old boys like? Rocks, dirt and dinosaurs! This makes Dinosaur Provincial Park a perfect spot for a mini staycation.…

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Not so Heritage, Heritage Road Rally

One of the activities advertised during the Crowsnest Pass Heritage Days was a Heritage Road Rally. The idea was that you would check in at the museum in Coleman and pick up your instruction kit before heading out on the self-timed drive, checking in at several additional stops along the way before returning to the museum and depositing your time…

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