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Jul 8, 2010 - Comfort Plus Campground, Regina

I'm writing this basically just as we are ready to leave this campground. It sure isn't as nice at Weyburn. First of all they lost our reservation and gave our site away, but found us another one. It was awful -- just a few feet between campers -- hardly any room for the picnic table, etc. But we were pretty busy with ball games on the weekend, and had supper with Dina and Dean (welcome home supper for Jaymin as she just got home from Cuba). Also went golfing with Dean and Dina at Avonlea -- was such a beautiful, beautiful day! As of July...

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Apr 17, 2010 - Hooray spring is finally coming

I have been prepared and before we go somewhere I google things to do. On my list for Regina was the warehouse district. I was thinking if it's on the things to do list the buildings must be good. So we walked 45 minutes to the warehouse district and then right around it and back to downtown. Turns out it wasn't impressive, just warehouse buildings. Bek and I have come up with a saying "it's Canada" that's our excuse when something doesn't make sense, like having warehouses on a to do list for a city. Go figure. We asked and asked for a...

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Apr 16, 2010 - We have a couple of homeless nights

I didn't set my alarm, hoping for a sleep in but woke up before 9. Not that I got out of my till after 11, ahhh how I love relaxing in bed. We went downstairs made breakfast and then came back to our room. We lounged around our room all day. I researched hostels, Greyhound times and dates and organised the next two weeks of our trip. We have a couple of homeless nights of sleeping in Greyhound stations and airports, but it's all part of the fun. Sometime after 5:30pm we decided we needed some time out of the room, fresh air and a drink. So...

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Apr 15, 2010 - Coffee with a shot of vodka

Isn't that just the perfect end to a frustrating 24 hours. I just wrote my whole journal and hit the wrong button and deleted it all. Now I have to start all over again, grrrr. Drama, drama, drama. It seems to be not stop drama in the misadventures of Bek and Ashlee. We left in plenty of time to catch the Greyhound. But of course nothing ever goes as planned. Luggage trolley = epic failure. Ever bump in the path and it would tip over, I was walking so slow cause it was so sensitive. We missed our train and had to wait 15 minutes for the...

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Sep 2, 2009 - Safely Home

After a long day or two of travel I am now safely at home with my girls. As I look back it was a great experience to travel to Rwanda. Again, I met many wonderful, inspiring people and heard many tragic and great stories of human struggle, persiverance, forgiveness and hope. I truely hope that I have learned from the strength of the Rwandan people and country as they continue to recover from their past and continue to move forward with strength and confidence that their country will lead the entire continent into the future. I pray that...

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Aug 26, 2009 - 55 Days Until Departure

Well hello! I know it's way too early to be writing journal entries, BUT I just finished putting the itinerary up, and now I'm so excited about everything I feel the need to type. So here goes: It's still August, which means there's still a full month between me and New Zealand. But the days are quickly diminishing. Jess and I have been planning this trip for over a year now, and the fact that we're 55 days away, is HUGE!! So, all the way back in June, Jess and I decided that we wanted to book a two week tour in the midst of our New...

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New Zealand!!

Aug 23, 2009 - Regina

On the way home! We stopped in St. Andrew - just north of Winnipeg - to spend a day with Cousin Nomie and her Shitsu dogs. What beautiful little dogs! She has about ten of them, plus some she "baby sits", and they are all over the house. I expected to see much more squabbling among them, but all of them seem to be content and playfull with one another. Their ages vary from about 15 to five or six, and each of them has a personality. One of them (I called her "pudge"), just was determined to have her ears scratched, and pawed at my foot if I...

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Maritimes

Aug 10, 2009 - Count down to lift off...

Well it is only 4 days and counting. I leave for Rwanda on Friday August 14th at 17:05. I am really looking forward to this trip. A big part will be visiting some of your sponsored children in the Nyamata area of Rwanda where we will be working.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child through World Vision I still have a couple available. Please contact me directly if you are and I can send you the information before I leave.
I also wanted to share a link with you. The Regina Leader Post did a short article on my trip. Take a...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Regina land of friends and relatives

Regina is home to many friends and relatives. This is a place of comfort, familiarity and frantic visiting. We actually get very tired in Regina as we bounce from visit to visit. This year is especially tiring as we are doing all our last minute shopping, emailing, getting rid of possessions we are not taking etc..etc.. The frantic pace is taking the edge off the excitement of the main trip but we know that will all disappear in a few days. We are taking a bu out of Regina to Calgary, catching a cab to the airport then driving out to Sundre...

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Jul 11, 2009 - Fort Mandan and Wal-Mart Camping

G - Doubled back this morning to tour the Lewis and Clark Center, then on to Ft. Mandan (a reconstruction), which was built by the expedition party to spend their first winter. Both the interpretive center and fort were extremely interesting and nicely presented with dioramas, movies and displays. Glad we took the time to investigate. A great piece of our country’s history! The inn was full in Regina, SK tonight so to speak, so we spent the night dry camping at Wal-Mart with 8 or so other rigs. Seems that pipeline construction crews and a...

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Jul 5, 2009 - Leaving Regina, SK to Yorkton, SK

Well we got up and left Regina for Yorkton SK. We left approx. around 10:00am and stopped and had lunch in another casino called the Painted Hand. We finally joined there for memberships for all six SIGA Casinos in Saskatchewan. Painted Hand (Yorkton), Bear Claw (Carlyle), Dakota Dunes (Saskatoon), Golden Eagle (North Battleford), Living Sky (Swift Current) and finally the Northern Lights (Prince Albert). A funny thing happened there at the Painted Hand. John was approached and offered the same deal I was but received it this time. John is...

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Jul 3, 2009 - Leaving Carlyle, SK and Arriving to Rouleau, SK (Corner Gas) and off to Regina

The next morning Fri, July 3, 2009 we packed up and left for Corner Gas and then our next campsite in Regina. Well just down the road from Carlyle we found a casino called "Bear Claw". We stopped in to take a look around and see what it looked like compared to others we have visited. It was a lot smaller then most we have visited and tried to register for memberships. All their computers were down so we couldn't. As we were leaving some casino staff members came up to me asking if I would like to play $50.00 of their money and win a...

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