Category Archives: 2011-c – The Canadian – By Rail Toronto to Vancouver – (Aug)

MY “SECOND HOME” – THE RED LION INN – 9-11 September 2020 – and bonuses 2019 and 2018

I write for myself to remember, but love to share as you know. And during the pandemic I have been able to travel with myself on past adventures reviewing my past posts. In planning new routes to explore I will … Continue reading

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LAST FULL DAY IN VANCOUVER – 21 AUGUST 2011

Did I tell you that I LOVE VANCOUVER?  Did I also tell you that I have good fortune with timing?  Well, I know how that happens, and I will never take what He does for granted, and I constantly thank  … Continue reading

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LAST FULL DAY ON THE CANADIAN TRAIN – 19 AUGUST 2011 – and FIRST DAY IN VANCOUVER

As you know I arrived in Edmonton over two hours late, but not being sure if the time would be made up when I went to bed, I still got up shortly after 5 so I would be ready to … Continue reading

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18 August 2011 — On the Canadian Plains on VIA RAIL’S Number 1 – The Canadian

Right now it is 9:15 PM Central (10:15 back on the East Coast), and we have been told that we can set our watches back for Mountain Time.  For the past 2 ½ hours we have been peacefully sitting on … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS and OBSERVATIONS ABOARD THE CANADIAN – 16 – 17 August 2011

A past way of life (travelling by sleeper), and a way of life not much thought about (freight traffic).  A unique and nostalgic experience.  In fact, any feel good adjective applies. As soon as I boarded on Tuesday night I … Continue reading

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The Journey Begins – 16 August 2011 – hopefully an all day updated post

Happiness is having “toonies” in your new camera case on your belt — ATM worked today! I am convinced that there must be a law somewhere about having so much fun !!!  But the “having too much fun” police have … Continue reading

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Monday 15 August 2011 — On my way

    Good morning all.  You know I had to try this out.  Yes, I am on-board a Greyhound Bus and just departed the Burlington Vermont Airport where the bus leaves from for Montreal.  Next stop is the border which … Continue reading

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FINAL CANADA PREPARATIONS – August 12, 2011

In some way I have successfully found how to keep busy with little projects everyday so I can actually fill a day and have time pass quickly without Cathy or the business activity we used to have. Usually my independent … Continue reading

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GENESIS OF A TRAIN TREK – VIA RAIL’S “THE CANADIAN” – TORONTO TO VANCOUVER

GENESIS OF A TRAIN TREK “To write about something is to live it twice”              In 2004 I was fortunate to purchase an extensive and interesting railroad book collection. The focus was mainly on Western US trains, and the collection … Continue reading

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