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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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May 5, 2010 - Calgary/Medicine Hat

The journey begins May 1st as I check out of the hotel, and catch the Red Arrow down to Calgary to meet Mom, Amber, Char-Lee, Locklan, and of course, James. They picked me up at the downtown station, and we stayed overnight in Calgary. Char-Lee got sick on the first night with strep throat. On Sunday, the kids went to the zoo, and I hung out with James in the car to watch the stuff. We drove back to Medicine Hat. On Monday, with two sick little kids, Amber was not able to drive me to Grandma's. And then we were hit with a spring snowstorm...

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Nov 22, 2009 - Home Home on the Range

Well Folks That wraps up our trip and this will be the last entry. I added some friends that wanted to look at the journal. We arrived home safe and sound I am writing this at two in the morning as I woke up and can not sleep to to the time change. We had a wonderful and fairly uneventful trip and learned a new appreciation for our slow paced way of living. Hope this finds you all well and will talk to you soon

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Sep 15, 2009 - To Medicine Hat

We thought we were so smart! We had the camper (mostly) loaded then had the brainwave to leave Gabriola on Sunday evening after dinner, so that we could be on the first ferry out of Duke Point in the morning. We slept at the head of the lineup at the Duke Point ferry terminal, although I use the term “slept” very loosely. From the time we parked and got into bed (around 11pm) until 4:15 am when the Terminal gates are opened, one huge semi-trailer truck after another growled into the lineup and ran its engine (for whatever reason, for...

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