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Aug 5, 2018 - Peace River

This morning I woke up to thick fog but, as usual by 10:00 am it had burned off for a beautiful day. There’s a drive along the river called the Shaftsbury Trail which I needed to do before I leave here. It’s a lovely drive through very fertile country, ending at the little Shaftsbury Ferry. There were also several historic monuments along the trail because the area was first settled along the riverbank, initially by an Anglican mission in the late 19th century. Sadly, most of the monuments were just signs with the buildings long gone....

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Aug 3, 2018 - Peace River

I’m so glad I’m not driving right now. It was a beautiful morning but in the last ½ hour the sky has become very stormy & the wind is rocking the motorhome like crazy. It looks like we’re in for another thunderstorm in the very near future. I didn’t have much information on Peace River so the first thing I needed to do this morning was find the Visitors Centre which happened to be in the historic old railway station, built in 1916 & the last of its kind in Northern Alberta. The trains still come through here, especially blowing their...

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Aug 2, 2018 - Grande Prairie to Peace River

I didn't do anything very exciting yesterday except spend a lot of time & $39 washing the motorhome which was getting embarrassingly dirty. Just as I finished drying off the windows, a violent thunderstorm hit. I made it back to the campground & it was no big deal to hook up in the rain because I was already wet. It rained for most of the evening so at least I know it got a good rinse. Today’s trip was mostly through flat Canola fields (Grande Prairie living up to its name) but then the road dropped away dramatically down a very steep hill...

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Jun 24, 2018 - Final Day in Beautiful Peace River

Today was a lazy day. We didn't do much but laze around. Margret, George & Margaret went to church this morning, said a prayer for all of us. Preparing for the drive tomorrow. We did do a bit of shopping, bear spray etc. Gassed up the car. Tomorrow we will gas up the motor home on the way out of town. Glenn & Barb went zooming around the country side somewhere on their volt bikes. Barb was even whipping around the rv park.. These bikes are terrific. This afternoon, Margaret, George, Glenn & I went fishing in the local fish pond. Glenn and...

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Jun 23, 2018 - Another Day in Peace River

Another nice day, not so hot, 27c. We started off the day with a late brunch, Bacon, eggs, toast & coffee. The cook was myself. Everything turned out pretty good. Today we all met up at the local museum. The curator was very nice. On the way to town Barb and Glenn saw a bear with a cub. Also they had a deer jump in front of their vehicle. They had taken a secondary road into town. Barb and Glenn toured the town on their volt bikes. Glenn let me ride his volt bike. Margret & I have decided that we need these. They have the ride assist...

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Jun 22, 2018 - Peace River

After breakfast we all departed Valleyview for a Leisurely drive to Peace River. The road was very good and straight for the most part. We stopped for lunch in Namba at the 'Farmer's Restaurant'. Excellent grub. They also had a museum that, according to George, had excellent displays. Honouring both the RCMP and Military. Found this out later on. If I had known I would have stopped in. Oh well, there is always the return trip. We arrived at the Good Sam campground sometime after lunch. George, Margaret, Margret and I went into town to...

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Jul 5, 2016 - Day 9

Still in Peace River. Day dawned cloudy with a few drizzles. Cleared up after lunch, so we went into town. Took a walk along the river. Very nice paved trail with really nice houses on one side of the trail. Across the river is the Misery Mountain ski hill. Doesn't look to be very big. Misery Hill was so named by the early settlers because of the difficulties they encountered there. Town and River were named in the mid 18th century when the Cree and the Beaver tribes were fighting over hunting territory. They came together and formed a...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jul 4, 2016 - Day 8 Peace River, AB

Day 8. Lions Club Campground. The very least aesthetically pleasing campground. A lot of young workers. Lots of junk around (deserted busses,etc). However it is the most level campground of any we've stayed in! Drive started out very boring, but once we got to the Deh Cho Route it became more interesting.... ish. Passed1 town with a pop. of 40 that had a 5 star golf course. Next town held Canada's largest honey producer at 5 million lbs annually. Then the next town of pop 362 had a ball diamond, tennis courts, and a curling rink among other...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Nov 16, 2011 - First Time!

This will be the first entry in our Travel Blog. I am really just testing it for user friendliness, ease of family and friends access and other stuff...like how fast pictures will load etc. I have a tried a few other sites, and am hoping that this one will work well. I am posting a few pictures of our trip in June/July of 2011 when we flew into Phoenix and picked up Mandy. You can imagine how excited and a little scared we were. Had we done the right thing? Would she look as good as she had in the pictures? Spending that much money on...

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George and Dianne

Mar 15, 2008 - Pre-Europe

Saturday, March 15, 2008 Pre-weekend departure. Testing the mytripjournal website (Thank You Charmaine, what a great idea!!) I haven't even left town yet and I've made a change that I haven't seen in 15 years or so. Good thing it's only temporary...but I did fulfill my promise to young son Marc.

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Europe

Jul 1, 2006 - Finally Packed and On the Road

Well, the blog has been a little slow off the start. As expected, the final days before leaving have been very hectic as we strive to put our possessions in storage and make arrangements to be away from home base for a year. All is well now, and after a few days of R'n'R in northern Alberta, we are now ready to embark on our first leg to Vancouver. Just a few shots in and around Peace River and the farmstead.

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