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Holiday USA and beyond - 2013

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Day 1 :From Lovedean to Columbus Nebraska in 22 hours!    (Tuesday 23rd July 2013 )
Day 2 :Following the The Sandhills scenic route to Mullen..    (Wednesday 24th July 2013 )
Day 3 :Tanking up the Middle Loup..and an Elks penis!    (Thursday 25th July 2013 )
Day 4 :Taking the Oregon Trail with prairie dogs, Simples!    (Friday 26th July 2013 )
Day 5 :Wind caves & a drive through Bison country.    (Saturday 27th July 2013 )
Day 6 :4 years of Marriage..with Calamity Jane & Wild Bill Hickock    (Sunday 28th July 2013 )
Day 7 :Bear Country USA to the Badlands..    (Monday 29th July 2013 )
Day 8 :Across the prairies to Bismarck ..    (Tuesday 30th July 2013 )
Day 9 :Fracking Hell in Wiliston.    (Wednesday 31st July 2013 )
Day 10 :Into Canada without a hitch & a night in Moose Jaw.    (Thursday 1st August 2013 )
Day 11 : Moose Jaw to North Battleford and thats about it!

Friday 2nd August 2013

The Temple Gardens Hotel was by far the nicest so far!

The front desk warned us they'd had a infestation of meer cat / prairie dogs..Fortunately we were unaffected in our room..Phew

Doris & I took an early walk into town to get my nails done..EEEK !

Fortunately the finished result was much better..Even when freshly opened the nail salon was very busy with people having their hooves sanded, toe nails painted and a variety of lurid designs on their fingers. All provided by our Chinese/Thai hosts.

Believe it or not..We have probably passed a million of these enormous hay bales. Sometimes fields are peppered with these as far as the eye can see.

We awaited a ferry to take us on a 15 minute journey across this river.. " Riverhurst ".

Captain Ian & second officer Meer cat / Prairie Dog, Navigated us safely to the other side ..Maureen sat patiently in the car directing us verbally across the vast ocean.

Another fly spotted lunch in " Motel , Food " , we found a place with a handwritten sign, looked like a portacabin in a place called Murston..Somewhere between Eyebrow & Elbow..You couldn't make it up!!!

Our next Hotel, the newly built " Golden Eagle Lodge " Boasts a state of the art Pool ,Sauna, gym & steamroom etc.
We put Ian in the washing machine to give him a good scrub!

All clean & they persuade me into a Pizza Hut.. First time EVER!

Pizza was duly eaten !

Goodnight dear reader ,  having driven 5+ hours today..Ian tells us its a LONGER driving day no one better have any nightmares from cheese overload!!

Love to Nanny Ann & Jumbo xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kisses for Marmite from Miss Hollie & also for Jo & co xxx


"Kisses back all round from Jo and Co at the newly named house of 'Kindergarten pups!!!' Marmite's in charge!!! xxxxxx" - Jo

"Go King Marmite, Man of the house xx" - Deb

"Suitcase update? Have I missed it? Have you got it? Is so important to me that Ian gives you back your pants!!" - Sharron

"Are there no nice restaurants over there?? x" - Liz

Day 12 :Plenty of Moo's but No Moose.    (Saturday 3rd August 2013 )
Day 13 :Cabin in the woods ..    (Sunday 4th August 2013 )
Day 14 :Doggy day & Rafting through the Rockies.    (Monday 5th August 2013 )
Day 15 :Tramway to Heaven & The Athabasca falls.    (Tuesday 6th August 2013 )
Day 16 :Bear discovered on Mount Edith.    (Wednesday 7th August 2013 )
Day 17 :The Ice fields & a beary good day..    (Thursday 8th August 2013 )
Day 18 :Kicking Ass on the Kicking horse..    (Friday 9th August 2013 )
Day 19 :Whistlers on the Kettle railroad.    (Saturday 10th August 2013 )
Day 20 :Dusty Trails..    (Sunday 11th August 2013 )
Day 21 :Last day ..Canada & Back to good old USA.    (Monday 12th August 2013 )
Day 22 :Sad times.. Seattle to Uk via Vancouver .    (Tuesday 13th August 2013 )

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