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Email: Greetings from El Valle, Panama

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

When last we wrote we were in Panama City making do with the extreme weather and the havoc it was reaping on our plans. We were notified on Saturday morning that the other activity that we had booked prior to leaving the US, national park rain forest hiking and river rafting, was also canceled because of the rain storms of the preceding few days. So we spent that afternoon making inquires about other possible day trip options. The one that was the most interesting and had the fewest weather issues was a trip to the town of El Valle.

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Trans Canadian Rail Adventure

Posted on Jul 5, 2010

The 2,775 mile train journey across Canada provided a great opportunity to experience a wide variety of scenery, from forests laced with lakes and rivers, to wide open prairies to the majesty of the Canadian Rockies.

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Trans Canadian: Winnipeg to Vancouver

Posted on Jul 3, 2010

We continued through the plains of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, after leaving Winnipeg. The prairie began to give way as we reached Edmonton early on Tuesday morning. We soon saw the mountains in the distance and spent the rest of that day crossing over the continental divide before reaching Vancouver early the next morning.

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Email: Greetings from Vancouver

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

After 84 hours and about 2,800 miles of train travel we arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia at 8:30am this morning, about one hour ahead of schedule. When I last wrote we had been in Winnipeg, Manitoba, slightly less than halfway through the trip. The scenery, which had been rolling hills, lakes and streams to that point, had already flattened out as we reached Winnipeg. As soon as the train left the city at mid-day, we immediately began to travel through prairie farmland with waves of yellow canola plants with a few purple flax mixed in. It literally looked like a Van Gogh painting.

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Email: Greetings from Winnipeg

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

We are in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a four hour train stop on our journey from Toronto to Vancouver. This gives us the opportunity to get off the train and see the city. Darren is out running along the river and I am exploring the downtown area. We are about 33 hours from our train starting point of Toronto. Our time there was interesting to say the least.

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