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Old 07-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Home at Last!

Kinda bittersweet really but it's good to be home after 6 weeks on the road.

We've met some wonderful people, had great adventures, saw a LOT of country including Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Alberta and British Columbia in a 6000 km loop from Yellowstone up into northern BC.

We found lots of wildlife including many Bear, Moose, Deer, Pronghorn, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Bison, Badger, Coyote, Wolves, foxes, Marmots...the list goes on and on.

Caught some trout in some really pretty lakes, swam in some pretty cold water and to top it all off, we picked up our granddaughter and brought her home with us for a nice, long visit!

We want to say a special thank you to another forum member whom we we fortunate to bump into in a campground quite unexpectedly. Thanks to Daryl (Grump010) and Merry Ann for their wonderful hospitality!

Of the many gigabytes of photos I took I wanted to find one that would sum up our trip. I couldn't really but here is a panorama of Crowfoot Mountain in Banff National Park.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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Welcome back from your trip....your pics are marvelous..we have good friends on the Island ..so if you don't mind we may pop into your studio and say hi. Hope the Hazeltons were good to you.

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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Coops, I don't have a studio anymore but you're still welcome to pop in and say hi!
The Hazeltons are always hectic what with visiting family and trying to get out fishing and sightseeing.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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Welcome back from your trip Gordon & Laura. Looks & sounds like you had a great time..
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:58 PM   #5
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Welcome back !!
We have been to "Banff National Park" and it's about the most beautiful place you will ever see.
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Good to hear you 3 got home safe and sound. After all you had to go through the lower mainland on the last leg of your journey. How was the fishing in Clinton? We're still trying to figure out where we want to go for a week in August and the 100 Mile House to Clinton area keeps returning to the conversation. Enjoy your return to work ;^)

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Old 07-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
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Daryl, the trip through the lower mainland is always the low point of our vacations off-Island. Towing just exacerbates that.

Kelly Lake outside Clinton has never failed me. I caught 2 really nice Rainbows in short order. I really like that area, we always stay for a few days when passing through.

BTW, the campground at the lake is closed because there was not enough money in it to attract contractor bids for the maintenance. This is a sad result of the privatization of BC Parks. I'm afraid we're going to see more and more of this happening.
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