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Jul 21, 2014 - Geologist, take a left

I have collected rock for more years then I can remember, sand and shells too. I have a shadow box that is parts of the world I have been to. This is accepted buy everyone one I know and in fact found cool by many. Geologist are legitimate scientist working and studying with what comes from the earth. So why is there a stigma on people who work with and believe in the power that rocks and stones and gems and crystals have? Just think of them as a Geologist who took a left. Instead of stopping working with earths natural physical wonders...

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Jul 21, 2014 - I have nothing to prove

I have spent most of my life seeking the stamp of approval. From all kinds of people in all kinds of way. I so desperately wanted someone to say I was good enough...to love, to receive, to be accepted, to be me. Well somewhere in Ireland I got my stamp of approval and it came from myself and the universe. Something changed out there in the Irish country side inside of me and I now stand before you fully and without question knowing that I have NOTHING TO PROVE, I am good enough just as I am. :) I think, I will love myself if no one else...

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Jun 29, 2014 - Day 12 Into Alberta

A fairly nice drive today to Medicine Hat, AB. Joyce drove the entire way, doing a mighty fine job contending with rain and crosswinds. Still driving Trans Canada 1, a very nice road. Arrived mid-afternoon in Medicine Hat. This town is located in Southeastern Alberta, with 2011 population of 65,000. The name originated with the Blackfoot Indian word for the eagle tail feather headdress worn by the Indian medicine man, "Medicine Hat". The South Saskatchewan River runs through the city, providing many outdoor recreational opportunities....

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Jun 4, 2014 - Medicine Hat, Alberta

Our drive from Moose Jaw to Medicine Hat was mostly sunny until about an hour from Medicine Hat. It started to rain and it rained and rained. Drove 250 miles today. Along the way, we encountered Chaplin Lake. The lake is the second largest body of saline water in Canada. The lake and it's surrounding area has been designated as part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. There are 35 Preserve sites in the Western Hemisphere, 5 of them in Canada. Over 30 species have been identified with a daily bird count of 67,000 at Chaplin...

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Sep 25, 2013 - September 27,2013

Home sweet home. After 31 hours from Kigali, Rwanda airport to Medicine Hat I can say that was an amazing trip (that will take weeks to really process as we did so many things) and I have unbelievable joy in being home! In this my last entry, I want to share an activity we did in Kigali on our last day there, September 25. We visited the Genocide Memorial and though I expected a 'reflective' experience, I was not prepared for the impact this place had on me. I felt that I had an understanding of what had happened in Rwanda in 1994. I read...

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Jul 29, 2013 - A day of recovery

After a quiet night in Lethbridge, Alberta, we woke to cloudy skies and temps in the low 50s. It feels like fall up here in Canada. We were on the road by 9:25, with 4,129 miles on the trip odometer. It was time to head east, which is what we did on Rt 3 to Medicine Hat, Alberta. We found our campground, with ease, which was on a nice golf course. Too bad we don’t play golf, well even if we did Lisa still wouldn’t have been able to play, she still wasn't feeling up to par, HA! HA! We had another quiet night; injuries can sure mess up a good...

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Aug 14, 2012 - The Hat

Medicine Hat, AB. Our first adventure today was at Coaldale at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre, a raptor rescue and conservation organization. Their mission is rehabilitating and releasing injured birds of prey back to the wild. Some, of course, cannot be released and are on display for our education. It is a very nice facility and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were even allowed to hold an owl. We also watched a hawk flying demonstration and learned a lot about what motivates a bird to fly. Then we went on to Medicine Hat. After checking in...

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Jul 28, 2012 - Day 29

This morning we pulled up stakes and headed further West, to stop for the night in Medicine Hat, Alberta. We drove through downtown Moose Jaw to Main St and then up to Trans Canada (TC)1. We followed TC1 all the way to Medicine Hat, passing through towns like: Caron, Parkbeg, Emfold, Morse, Herbert, Rush Lake, Swift Current, Gull Lake, Piapot, and Maple Creek in SK, and Irving and Dunmore in Alberta before we reached Medicine Hat. After getting the coach set up, we were told of the Largest Tepee that is located in Medicine Hat, so we had to...

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Jul 17, 2012 - Day 2 Edmonton to Medicine Hat

Day 2 July 17, 2012 Started the day at Carefree RV getting service recommendations about the roof and slide. Got some help and some information but no fixes. Maybe Brandon has a dealer. We travelled to Cremona to pick up Iris, and we're actually on time for our noon meet. Managed to get around Calgary on the new bypass ( new to us anyway) and stopped at Strathmore for lunch and supper fixings. After lunch hit the road and managed to find a campsite in Medicine Hat and set up before rain started. Got Garry out of BBQ duty but more thunder...

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The Wandering Nunns

Jul 4, 2011 - 4th of July

Today is the 4th of July, we had no Internet Service Saturday or Sunday. Yesterday and today a lot more straight roads, 50 miles without a turn, and thousands of acres of farm fields and windmills. Sunday afternoon we stopped at two different campgrounds with no vacancies, we stayed at a Wal-Mart in Regina Saskatchewan. There were dark clouds and thunder when we went inside the Wal-Mart, then it started hailing very heavy, we waited to go back to the camper. Today we drove to the town of Medicine Hat, Alberta, since leaving home we have...

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Calgary and Beyond

Jun 6, 2011 - Medicine Hat

Destination: Medicine Hat, AB Mileage: 330 km Arrive: Sunday, June 5, 2011 Depart: Monday, June 6, 2011 Sunday, June 5 Found a lovely little golf course and RV park in Medicine Hat (Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course and RV Park) so decided to stop for the day and test our progress in the golf department. The golf course was beautiful, the golf was not, but you can’t have everything. It was very pleasant walking the course and the camping spot was green and very relaxing. Good call… Weather: sunny and warm

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Canada & USA Journey

Jun 19, 2010 - Sunny Medicine Hat

We had heard that part of the Trans Canada Highway was closed passed Medicine Hat due to flooding. We expected we would be faced with a detour so we headed first to Medicine Hat and did a one night stop in order to break the journey. A As we had arrived early in Medicine Hat we enjoyed a walk in the sunshine on one of the local paths which had views over the South Saskatchewan River

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