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Fall Tour 2018 – Day 2.  Sandpoint, ID to Orofino, ID
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Fall Tour 2018 – Day 2. Sandpoint, ID to Orofino, ID

Day 2 – The best sports car road in Idaho?  P2 – 30 km of driving Nirvana We’re still reveling in the outstanding pizza we enjoyed last night at Second Avenue Pizza in Sandpoint. Honestly, the Second Ave Chunky Supreme pizza ($23.95) was one of the best pizzas I’ve had […]

Fall Tour 2018 – Day 1.  Dining and driving in a Porsche 911 Turbo
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Fall Tour 2018 – Day 1. Dining and driving in a Porsche 911 Turbo

We managed to squeeze in a last minute, 4-day late fall tour in October before the first snowfall.  Cagey timing (and damn good luck) helped us avoid the all-too-possible risk of early snow at some of the high mountain passes in Idaho and Montana we were headed for. Unlike last […]

Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery, Lacombe, AB
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Sweet Capone’s Italian Bakery, Lacombe, AB

One of my favourite drives is to drive secondary Alberta Highway 2A south, from Edmonton, through Wetaskiwin, Ponoka and through the pretty little town of Lacombe in Central Alberta. Over the past ten or fifteen years, Lacombe has been listed as one of the most desirable small towns in which […]

Central Alberta ride – 420 km meandering through Central Alberta
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Central Alberta ride – 420 km meandering through Central Alberta

One of my favourite day rides from Edmonton is a lovely 420 km ‘loop’ starting in Edmonton, then heading south on Highway 2A to Wetaskiwin (home of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum) continuing south to Ponoka, and Lacombe. Last Saturday, a rag tag group of 13 motorcyclists on an assortment of BMW […]

Idaho Falls, ID
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Idaho Falls, ID

It’s our first driving day of our 2018 See the American Desert road trip. After having departed Calgary, Alberta in the morning, we drive due South. Once we cross the U.S. border, we join U.S. Interstate I-15, and it is glorious.  Much of I-15 through Montana and into Idaho has […]

Utah roadside wildlife
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Utah roadside wildlife

On the barb wire fence next to a state highway maintenance shed, somebody had hung this skull, it was still ‘fresh’ as far as we could tell, with fur still covering the skin and meat still on the back of it.

Flagstaff, Arizona.  Trains, trains and more trains
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Flagstaff, Arizona. Trains, trains and more trains

We stopped at the visitor centre in Flagstaff, Arizona; it’s the old train station. Inside, as we asked one of the young women staffing the info desk about eateries, a freight train rumbled past. Various hotels and motels listed in the AAA/CAA tourist guide for Flagstaff have a notation, “Near […]

Route 66 – America’s “Mother Road”
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Route 66 – America’s “Mother Road”

Our road trip to see the American deserts provided the opportunity to put the new Fujifilm X-T2 camera to the test. The X-T2 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with the ‘kit’ 18-55mm zoom lens.  It’s lighter and smaller than my standard Canon 5d MkII full-frame camera, making it the […]

Travel memories – China, 2009
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Travel memories – China, 2009

Travel memories – 2011 MRT (Motorcycle Rally for Travelers) Rally, Toad Rock Campground, BC
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Travel memories – 2011 MRT (Motorcycle Rally for Travelers) Rally, Toad Rock Campground, BC