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Ooops, travel stupidity. The ride home – Part 2

Ooops, travel stupidity.  The ride home – Part 2

It’s only a short ride from the U.S.-Canada border crossing at Oroville to the small town of Osoyoos, located in B.C.’s wine country. It’s hot and sunny, a nice change from the cool, wet weather that has dogged us since leaving Edmonton. I’m thankful to be wearing an Olympia mesh jacket […]

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Oops! Travel stupidity forces backtracking 2-1/2 hours – Part 1

Oops! Travel stupidity forces backtracking 2-1/2 hours – Part 1

Stupidity makes for good travel stories Epic travel experiences require big stories, and this is one of my biggest travel blunders, ever. When we were crossing the into the United States during our 2016 Schnitzel Run tour, I was putting my passport into a ziplock bag. “What are you doing?”, […]

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Orofino, ID to Seattle, WA – After the Schnitzel Run

Orofino, ID to Seattle, WA – After the Schnitzel Run

At Orofino, ID our Schnitzel Tour for 2016 is officially over. For the past 6 or 7 years, we’ve made the trek from Edmonton to Cranbrook, BC for schnitzel.  After the Schnitzel Run officially ends in Cranbrook, some of us have added on another few days of riding. This year, we […]

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2016 MRT Rally – maximum fun in the B.C. Kootenays

2016 MRT Rally – maximum fun in the B.C. Kootenays

Robyn and I chose to meet for breakfast, early at 07:30 h at the Petro-Can station on the Trans-Canada Highway just west of Calgary.  Friday morning, the day looks promising.  It’s not raining. The day before we had ridden separately from Edmonton to Calgary, and overnighted with relatives. With the […]

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U.S. Politics – seen in Lowell, Montana

U.S. Politics – seen in Lowell, Montana

It’s amusing for us Canadians to observe the antics of U.S. politics. We saw this in the men’s washroom at the cafe where we always stop for a break in Lowell, MT on Lolo Pass.  

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2016 Schnitzel Run – Part 3 conclusion

2016 Schnitzel Run – Part 3 conclusion

From Cranbrook, our group of riders depart in various groups.  Our companions are spread out over a number of local motels, and they roll out at different times. The ride from Cranbrook south to the U.S. border crossing is something we’ve done numerous times, and once in Sandpoint, ID, we […]

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2016 Schnitzel Run – Dining well in Cranbrook, Part 2

2016 Schnitzel Run – Dining well in Cranbrook, Part 2

With Dave G. leading the way through Bragg Creek and on the all-too-rare in Alberta twisty back roads, we join up with Hwy 22 (aka The Cowboy Trail.) Riding south through the hamlet of Longview, which is the ‘backdoor’ entrance to Alberta’s beautiful Kananaskis Provincial Park, I’m happy to be […]

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2016 ‘Schnitzel Run’ – cold, wet and yes, fun – Part 1

2016 ‘Schnitzel Run’ – cold, wet and yes, fun – Part 1

Call us incredibly tough and passionate motorcyclists.  Or call us phenomenally stupid.  (My wife, Ingrid, leans towards the latter.) We departed Edmonton early Friday morning with the ambient temperature hovering at a very ‘coolish’ (to be diplomatic) 4 degrees Celsius, with a spit of rain in the air. It was an […]

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Highlights – Cosmos Vacation’s Central Europe bus tour

Highlights – Cosmos Vacation’s Central Europe bus tour

Our Cosmos Vacations 14-day bus tour last fall took us through Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria. Here’s what we thought were the “Best” and “Worst” of our tour: In no particular order: Best cities and sights Frankfurt, Germany (beautiful old town and shopping) Berlin, Germany (old Iron […]

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Cosmos Travel – Central Europe Tour – Part 2

Cosmos Travel – Central Europe Tour – Part 2

Central Europe tour itinerary The Cosmos Central Europe tour is a 14-day whirlwind affair that starts and ends in Frankfurt. Our itinerary was as follows: Day 1:  Arrive Frankfurt, Germany Day 2:  Frankfurt-Weimer-Berlin Day 3:  Berlin Day 4:  Berlin-Poznan and Warsaw, Poland Day 5:  Warsaw Day 6:  Warsaw-Jasna Gora-Auschwitz-Krakow, Poland […]

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