Our trip across Canada got a late start on the first day, so we traveled by moonlight, finally stopping at Greenwood, BC.
We traveled through the Crowsnest Pass, so a lot of Jessica's photos were of mountains from a moving vehicle.
Our second night, we arrived just before moonrise at the campground that doesn't exist.
A small study on perspective...
Welcome to Alberta! The mountains diminish as the wind picks up.
Jessica practicing her panning technique...
We stopped at Battlefield Park in Lethbridge to see why an american flag was flying over Fort Whoop-Up.
Our first arrival before sunset! The Gas City, Medicine Hat.
Moosejaw was clearing the streets for Sidewalk Days but we couldn't stay. We had to reach Toronto before the 11th.
Our first multiple night stay was in Winnipeg where we managed to see The Forks, The Zoo, and The Mint.
Ever heard of a Takin?
We sidetracked to Steinbach to see the Mennonite Heritage Village.
Northern Ontario reminds us very much of BC.
We reached Toronto on schedule to see the Whitecaps defeated on the last play of the game by an ex-Whitecap. It must have been fixed!
Dad's must-do/see item was the Whitecaps game. Rebecca's was the CN Tower.
The Parliament buildings were another must-see.
Dad was the only one able to stand the heat at the changing of the guard.
We also saw the Canadian Museum of Civilization and shopped at Byward Market while in the Ottawa/Hull area.
We set up for a pleasant, quiet evening at Quebec City's free camping on the old zoo parking lot. Pleasant? Quiet? Ha! Dad just about lost his flip-flops at the grocery store!
The tour guide for the Citadel was impressively knowledgable and articulate and, because it is an active regiment, we were treated to a drill parade which can be seen in the video further down the page.
We enjoyed the beach and nature centre at Cape Jourimain before crossing the Confederation Bridge and getting lost on PEI.
We went straight to Peggy's Cove the evening we arrived in Nova Scotia.
The next day was spent at the Halifax Citadel and Harbour and the evening in Lunenburg.
Ellen wouldn't leave without seeing Peggy's Cove, again.
Probably one of the most photographed boats in the world...
We used Baddeck as our home base on Cape Breton Island while we drove the Cabot Trail, sailed an inland sea (Bras d'or Lake), and learned about Alexander Graham Bell.
Dad was too heavy for the Bay of Fundy. His feet were shredded by the barnacles under the mud.
We could wear shoes at Hopewell Rocks, so walking was much easier.
We traveled through the US to save time on our way home, except for a quick detour to see Niagara Falls.
The north shore of Lake Michigan has some nice waves.
We saw some wild storms in Northern Ontario, Quebec City, and Windsor but Devil's Lake, North Dakota was the only place that had a tornado warning.
And now the video version.