Author Archives: Granny

Day 10 – Changing Direction – Whoops!

Well, if you are following this blog day to day, you will realise that I made a huge faux pas yesterday and almost sent us 5 hours in the wrong direction.  As a result, I was online at 06.30 trying … Continue reading

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Day 9 – The Road Trip Continues, Penticton to Clear Water and Lac de Jeune

Highway 5 – or The Coquihalla Highway boasts some stunning views and is a great way to travel through the mountains. The Highway (also known as the Coq”; pronounced “coke”), consists of 186 km (116 mi) of freeway, varying between four and six … Continue reading

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Day 7&8 – The Mountains, the Scenery and the Wine Tour with Ron

Yesterday, (day 7) we left Kimberley for Penticton.  According to the various maps and apps, it was to be a drive of either 7+ hours of 5+ hours.  In the end, with a few sight seeing stops it took over … Continue reading

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Day 6 & 7 – Kimberley

Up really early, seems to be a habit.  We have been getting up before 07.00 every day apart from the morning after the stampede when we slept until 08.00. We decided to have a lazy morning, we ate toast and … Continue reading

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Day 4 & 5 – The Mall, Thai Food, Stampede and the Start of the Road Trip

Calgary Stampede has been going on ever since we arrived and the whole city is teeming with Horses and Cowboys/Girls – there is a real carnival atmosphere. This event is massive and we have tickets for tonight’s Chuck Wagon Racing … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Bowness, Bow River and Sunburn

Good morning, it’s 07.00 on Monday morning and I’m writing up yesterday’s activity.  It’s a glorious sunny morning in Calgary and I have just posted a happy 21st birthday message to my lovely grandson Callum.  We always miss his birthday … Continue reading

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Day 2 Calgary – Playing, Planting and Planning…

Day 2 was always going to be a relaxed day.  Following a mammoth journey yesterday we needed to take it easy and enjoy the down time.  We both got 6 solid hours of sleep and even though we woke up … Continue reading

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Preparing for Take Off

Leading up to this holiday, it has been a momentous year.  My Mother who has been ill for almost a decade with Alzheimer’s, came to the point where, despite all our efforts as a family, she was no longer able … Continue reading

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Abertillery Workmen’s Welfare Institute Revival! Part 1

Abertillery Workmen’s Welfare Institute  (AKA The Stute) was recently put up for sale for the sum of £70,000 …… yes, £70k can you believe it?! The Stute –  was built by Miners and paid for weekly from their wages. It … Continue reading

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CAMPING – So worth the effort!

Oh yes….camping, where do I start?  I have camped most of my adult life, when the kids were small, we went to the Gower, even before we could drive!  My Dad would drop us in the field with a mountain … Continue reading

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