Here are the Blogs in the Vancouver Is. Loop 2008 category.
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Monday, 7 July 2008
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                        13 Mt Robson, BC, 14 Marble Canyon  BC, 15 North Vancouver, BC...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2008 4:45 AM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 7 July 2008
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                                            Showing overnight stops at: 8 Moose Jaw SK, 9 Bassano AB, 10 Calgary AB, 11 Edmonton AB, 12 Hinton AB, 13 Mt Robson BC...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2008 4:44 AM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 7 July 2008
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                                              Showing overnight stops at:: 6 Dryden ON, 7 Brandon MB   ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2008 4:43 AM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 7 July 2008
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                                                Showing overnight stops at:  2 - Brockville ON, 3- Stonecliffe ON, 4 - Thessalon ON, 5 - Terrace Bay, ON ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2008 4:42 AM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 6 July 2008
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This was by far the most exciting day of the trip. Soon after leaving Marble Canyon we encountered the real mountain roads with steep declines, hairpin turns and unprotected drop offs that measured in the hundreds of feet the boiling Fraser river below (see photo near Pavilion). I have a GPS that shows ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2008 10:40 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 6 July 2008
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Another BC Parks stop with no power, water, cell phone or Internet. We decided to do two days in one as there didn’'t seem to be any compelling reason to visit any attraction on the way to here. It was a 317 mile drive on winding mountain roads. Now we will get two days in North Vancouver and can visit ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2008 10:38 PM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 4 July 2008
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No power, no Internet, no Verizon those are a few of features of the Robson Meadows Campground. We are in the woods with spectacular snow topped mountains all around.   Mt Robson is the highest mountain in Canada at 12,972 ft. Surprisingly the road has been downhill since Hinton (elev. 3,416 ft) ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/04/2008 4:38 AM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 3 July 2008
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Alan had arranged for us to park in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church across from his condo.. We were in the shade and had a beautiful quiet night there. Edmonton Rotary Club was meeting at noon today so I decided to do a make-up while Mavis visited with an old school friend, Liz, who lives ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/03/2008 4:21 AM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 2 July 2008
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At breakfast we called Varsity Chrysler and they said to come on over but we would be on standby. We waited in the motorhome and at 10 the mechanic came around. He hooked up his tester, and had me put the View in reverse (so I wouldn’t run over him) hold down the brake, and press the accelerator. In ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/02/2008 10:58 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 1 July 2008
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It was a short 94 mile drive to Calgary. Naturally with oil prices high the economy here is booming. We are staying on half on the sidewalk and half on the road in front of our friends’ home. Louise grew up just down the street from me in Toronto and her brother Philip was one of my best friends. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2008 10:43 PM by Bob Duthie
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Monday, 30 June 2008
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Bassano is about 100 miles east of Calgary. Our original plan was to stay in Medicine Hat but when we got there at 1:00PM it seemed like a good idea to keep going and get closer to Calgary. After a stop at the Medicine Hat Costco we set a course for Brooks, Alberta. A few miles from Costco the engine ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2008 10:42 PM by Bob Duthie
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Sunday, 29 June 2008
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Can you believe the oldest continuously operated RV Park in North America is right here in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan? And we are staying in it. The River Park Campground formely known as the Tourist Camp was opened in 1927. We walked 1.8 miles to get to the downtown and saw where I believe my grandfather’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2008 8:30 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 28 June 2008
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The morning was spent in laundry, ironing, and fixing a leaky sink seal.  After lunch we toured one of the big attractions in Brandon, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. During World War II, Canada undertook to training pilots and gunners from the Commonwealth Countries of Canada, Australia, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2008 10:26 PM by Bob Duthie
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Saturday, 28 June 2008
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We crossed into Manitoba just before lunch. The government weigh scale was open and I found we are well under all weight limits for the View. The process was all automatic and there was no charge. Verizon cell phone service resumed at Kenora ON and both voice and data are working at Brandon. Crossing ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2008 1:14 AM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 27 June 2008
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Another 350 mile day. We are still ½ day behind schedule due to the cancelled Rotary Club meeting in Brockville on Monday. We scheduled a rest day on Saturday (Day 12) so we will catch up then. We are now on the only road that connects Eastern Canada to Western Canada. It is a two lane road with ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2008 12:39 AM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 25 June 2008
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We covered 351 miles today in 8.9 hours (including stops) from 7:45am to 4:38pm for an overall average of 39.5 mph.  The route along the western and north shore of Lake Superior is spectacular with long views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The road was only completed at the town of Wawa ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2008 10:21 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008
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We were on the road all day from 7:45AM to 4:45pm with stops in North Bay for shopping,  Espanola for the Post Office, Spanish for the marina, and Blind River for ice cream. We had stayed at Blind River on our Great Loop trip so knew where to find the ice cream shop.  At Thessalon we walked around ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2008 10:00 PM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008
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Today's photo is from the yesterday's hydrofoil race. The races are spectacular. The boats go 140 mph on the straight sections and with the engines turning at 7,000 rpm kick up a huge rooster tail. I decided to delay our departure today until after lunch so I could attend a Brockville Rotary Club meeting ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2008 2:04 AM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008
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Breakfast was put on by Simon Fuller. Simon is the brains and money behind a new development for the waterfront (see photo of the model). There will be 72 condos, two floors of hotel, shops, boat slips, and a Discovery Center. The Discover Center will have a 250 seat auditorium. It will be equipped ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2008 1:59 AM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008
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Breakfast was downtown with our old friend Herb Sheridan. The restaurant was the on the site of the Peacock Inn where I first met Mavis. A bus tour of the town followed. It was led by the Brockville Museum director in a period costume. We learned stuff we had never known in the 13 years we lived in ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2008 1:55 AM by Bob Duthie
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Friday, 20 June 2008
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We visited with a number of old friends from the days when we lived here. Next we drove around the town and then went to the golf club for early registration at the GTE Reunion. With 500 people registered for the event we wanted to avoid a long line for the evening event. Well there was a long line ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2008 9:26 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 19 June 2008
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We left early at 7:15AM to allow time to visit the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton.  We last visited this museum by boat in 2005 on our Great Loop trip. It is now even better. I met with the business manager and the museum shop agreed to a trial selling our CD-ROM that includes a tour of the museum and ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2008 9:10 PM by Bob Duthie
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Thursday, 19 June 2008
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We had a little rain on the way today but beautiful weather when we arrived in Erie. Ohio speed limits are 65 with trucks 55. We cruised at about 62 mph and got 18 miles to the gallon. The best ever.  We got to Erie about 12:45pm and checked into the Lampe Campground which is right on Lake Erie. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2008 2:37 AM by Bob Duthie
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Wednesday, 18 June 2008
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We left Nashville early at 6:45am. Because of the early start we were able to put in 408 miles traveling via Louisville, and Cincinnati.  Most of the time we drove behind trucks in the right lane doing about 63 mph. It is quite relaxing that way as we rarely had to pass another vehicle. We arrived at ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2008 12:41 AM by Bob Duthie
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Tuesday, 10 June 2008
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We bought a Winnebago View, our land yacht, a year ago and use it to visit boating places we have enjoyed. The View is small and built for touring with 2 people. It has a 5 cylinder Mercedes Benz diesel engine, propane generator, AC, heat, fridge, stove, convection microwave, satellite TV, etc. However, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/10/2008 2:50 PM by Bob Duthie
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