One source of entertainment on a long road trip like this is noticing the interesting place names along the way. You can often get a tiny glimpse of the history of a place based on its name. A few years back I was traveling in New England with a friend from southeast Asia and she was […]
To read about Quebec City is one thing; to actually see it on a picture-perfect summer day is another. Who knew that there was a 17th century French town right here in North America? And that it’s the only city in North America that still has a wall around it? Well, obviously a lot of […]
We arrived in downtown Ottawa on Sunday just in time to witness the ceremonial changing of the guard on Parliament Hill, a daily occurrence during the summer months. Lots of pomp; lots of circumstance! This was my first visit to Ottawa since 1982 and it was as gorgeous as I remembered.
For the record, it is 1000 miles from St. Paul to Ottawa, the beautiful capital city of Canada. That’s 2 very full days of driving. Next stop: Quebec City. Here’s Big Red taking a break underneath the Canadian flag. And of course we made an obligatory stop at Tim Hortons!
Here it is, the route of this year’s road trip from St. Paul to St. John’s, Newfoundland. We’re hopping into Big Red and driving east until we run out of land; until the next piece of real estate is Iceland (did someone say Iceland?). Our original plan had been to return to the the northern […]
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