Category: On the Road

Tales from the road. Accommodations and observations.

Cleveland Dam
On the Road

Capilano Water Reservoir; Cleveland Dam

On the weekend just gone, one of my daughters and I went over to the North Shore and up to the Cleveland Dam – the dam at the end of Capilano Lake that stops the Capilano River thereby creating the Capilano Water Reservoir. The entire area is a pretty spectacular setting. It really is an […]

U-Bicycle
On the Road

U-Bicycle Bike Share in Port Moody

In case you haven’t noticed, there are bike share programs all over Vancouver. You know what I mean – racks of bikes that all look the same, neatly lined up and looking ever so tempting to jump on and ride. Bike-sharing is now spreading to the burbs. A couple of weekends ago my kids and […]

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Traveling the Fraser Canyon

This past weekend we traveled up – and back down – the Fraser Canyon and it was such an extraordinarily beautiful fall day that we chose to photograph as many of the moments as we could. When we got home we turned the photos into this video. We hope you enjoy our little video – […]

On the Road

Austin Texas and on to the Houston Space Center

Our third and final day in Texas was spent in Austin and Houston, Texas. Our stops included a cruise along the Colorado River where we go to experience the emergence of literally millions of bats, lunch at June’s Restaurant up in SoCo, and a tour of the Houston Space Center. This was a great way […]

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Day Two in Austin Texas

Day two in Austin Texas included a wander along South Congress, a shopping district known to the locals as SoCo, an extended period of time in Allens Boots – Austin’s boot superstore, and finally, a visit to the Circuit of Americas racetrack. Another crazy busy day that again ended with all of us on the dance […]

On the Road

A Visit to Austin Texas; the First Night

I was invited to visit Austin Texas for a whirlwind tour – and I’ll be honest, we jammed more fun into a weekend than I ever thought was humanly possible! Austin Texas is a crazy, vibrant and exciting city filled with countless food trucks (that rarely move), eateries, restaurants, live music venues, and drinking establishments. […]

Food and Drink, On the Road

Victoria Day Long Weekend

I spent most of the Victoria Day long weekend in and around the Fraser Canyon with my kids. We came home late Sunday because traffic on the Monday of the long weekend is a nightmare I can seriously do without. We started out Friday afternoon of the Victoria Day weekend with a drive up the […]

On the Road

Traveling the Scenic 7

Typically, when we travel to the interior of BC we avoid the freeway (Hwy 1) and we choose to travel via the Lougheed Hwy – the Scenic 7. It really is a beautiful drive and as I’ve aged, my driving habits have become much more like my Dad’s. He always talked about how a car […]