Montreals Garden of Light

October 23, 2016 by  
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First, let me be very clear… Montreal’s botanical gardens are a “must see” at any time of the year. However, the most enchanting time to visit is during September and October. Why? Well, that is when they become the Jardins de Lumiere (Gardens of Light). Each year since 1992 the Chinese Gardens have come alive […]

Devonian Botanical Garden

October 21, 2016 by  
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Today we are traveling about twenty minutes south west of Edmonton, the capital of Alberta Canada to visit one of Canada’s botanical gardens.. the Devonian Botanic Garden. Part of the University of Alberta, the garden is not only a tourist attraction, it  is a highly respected research centre (one of the most northerly of the […]

A Glimpse of Madrid

October 16, 2016 by  
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Welcome to Madrid, Spain. Did you know the official symbol of Madrid is a bear and a strawberry tree? Bear and the Strawberry Tree (I didn’t know the significance of it…but when we saw people lining up to take a photo with this statue we did too! And then did some research to learn about […]

Panorama Route South Africa

September 22, 2016 by  
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What a beautiful day here in Hazeyview, South Africa (near Krueger Park). Let’s take the opportunity to drive the Panorama Route which will take us into the Drakensberg Mountains. First decision…which way do we go!   Aside: That is not just a rhetorical question. Good maps are not that easy to come by here, so […]

Bourke Luck Potholes

September 19, 2016 by  
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The tourist guides said this was a “must see” spot to visit when driving the Panorama Route. Potholes? Seriously? But okay, let’s have a look. Yes, it is rather attractive here. Interesting colours in the rocks. Nice waterfall. Oh, my! What on earth! (Hope you are enlarging the photos for a better look.) These must be […]

A Glimpse of Atlanta Georgia

September 10, 2016 by  
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It is still wintertime back home but here in Atlanta spring has sprung! (Hint: Click on any photo to enlarge it.) We usually take a hop-on hop-off bus tour when we arrive in a new city, but this time we are taking a bus tour. Good choice as our guide/driver (Israel) is wonderful. Our first […]

Oamaru, New Zealand

September 1, 2016 by  
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We are driving along the ocean (Atlantic) heading north from Dunedin on the south island of New Zealand… passing pastures filled with sheep… and cattle. (Remember those three details…ocean, sheep, cattle. They will become significant.) (Remember, too, that you can click on any photo to enlarge it.) Before long we arrive in the town of […]

Fortress Louisbourg

August 31, 2016 by  
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We are here at one of Canada’s National Historic Sites on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Welcome to Fortress Louisbourg… and welcome to the 1700’s! (A national historic site, this is an authentic reproduction) We are almost there. In the distant past we would have likely arrived by ship and passed through these gates…the Frederic […]

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

August 29, 2016 by  
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When we told a friend we were spending a week in Lethbridge her response was (and I quote!) A week! What on earth will you do there? Well, we found a lot to do! Our home for the week was at a lovely timeshare in Paradise Canyon…down in a coulee next to the Oldman River, […]

Boulders Penguin Colony

April 11, 2016 by  
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Hmm… What is this? (Hint: Click on the photo to enlarge it.) Yes, it is a penguin. Maybe the next photo is closer to what many of us imagine when visualizing penguins. (Remember…click!) Cute, aren’t they. Here we are on the southern cape of South Africa …in Boulders (next to Simon’s Town) to get a close up experience […]

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