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They are real!

The Mythical Moose Not a moose, a racoon. As crazy as it may sound, I was beginning to wonder if moose were real or just a clever Canadian joke on gullible Americans. Usually, I am not a conspiracy theorist (the American moon landings did happen and there was only one shooter on the grassy knoll), … Continue reading »

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Re-Visiting Wonderful Victoria, BC

Happy Anniversary! Mishele and I just celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary! Actually, we started dating 26 years ago. Amazingly, she has put up with me for that long.   We decided to treat ourselves to a short family adventure, but without the whole family (ie. no kids). We even left the dog, Albie, behind, which … Continue reading »

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Zip-lining Down the Mountain!

Flying down the mountain! We saved the best for last! On the last afternoon of our family travels to the Squamish area of British Columbia, Canada, we all voted to go zip-lining. Admittedly, I do not like heights or flying, but I couldn’t let the family down, so I found the courage to go. There … Continue reading »

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The Sea to Sky Highway

Day 2 of our Squamish Family Adventure! We woke up early and headed out for more family adventure! This was the second day of our Canadian vacation in the Squamish area and we wanted to maximize every minute of it. After grabbing some coffee at the ubiquitous Starbucks, we headed for Shannon Falls. Shannon Falls … Continue reading »

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How In the World Do You Pronounce Sḵwx̱wú7mesh?

Road signs in British Columbia can be puzzling. The indigenous people’s language of western Canada is called Squamish. Many of the sounds in their language have no correlation to any other language. So, different symbols have been adopted to represent the sounds. For example, the ‘7’ in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh is called a glottal stop. I cannot even explain … Continue reading »

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of our fellow world family travelers, we hope you are safe, happy, and together this holiday. We are actually going to have a traditional Thanksgiving feast this year! Turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, string beans, and pumpkin pie! I am already starting to fast to make room for all of it. … Continue reading »

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Whistler – Skiing and Much More

I am very sorry to our readers. I unintentionally took the month of November off. However, I am back with renewed vigor to post more about our travels, education, and global issues. November was a hard month. My new job as School Director for an international center in Seattle has kept me very busy. I … Continue reading »

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Victoria, BC

My Favorite Canadian City Canada is an immense country with much to offer visitors. The world’s second largest country by area is the ninth least populated, which provides for abundant room. Canada also boasts the longest shoreline of any country at over 151,000 miles of ocean front property. While the bigger cities of Montreal Ontario, … Continue reading »

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Vancouver, Jewel of British Columbia

Summer vacation is here, so we decided to make a run for north of the border. The trip from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada, is an easy two hour drive on I-5. The interstate ends at the Peace Arch, which is the official border between the United States and Canada. The U.S. town of Blaine and … Continue reading »

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