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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 )
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

Up at the crack of stupid o'clock..we left the 5 star Rondo truck stop/motel & grabbed a Mc Breakfast to go!

Our boats arrived..For our white water rafting trip on The Kicking Horse River.

British Columbia was treated to Me ,Ian & min  in wet suits, boots & Splash jackets.

Our competant guide "Simon " from New Zealand, kept up the banter..

We were accompanied by a German family & Mark from Glasgow..Simon thought Hollie was by far the best oarsman & promoted her to front of the vessel, for the second, harder part of the voyage.

Ian hired a " Go-pro" head mounted camera. We hope the footage will be great ( and that he turned it off in the loo!!)

Lunch was a very impressive BBQ prepared by the guides.

The 3 of us completed the upper & middle sections of the river..The scenery was again STUNNING.

We had planned to leave at this point, but Hollie & Ian wanted to finish with a final intensive stretch of class 3-4 rapids.
I went back to the office with the less adventurous, & my elderley friend " Virginia" who at 70+ years would announce to anyone within earshot, that they KICKED HER OFF! Presumably cos she couldn't paddle fast enough.

Exhausted..Ian drives a further 4 hours to Kelowna for tonights hotel stop.

A late Burger King experience finished the day.

Goodnight noble reader, Hope all is well with you all xxx

A final message for Mr Jack Fryatt ..Whilst we don't have any pics of Ian in my pants, we do have one with me in his!!


"Eating again?!! Anyone would think you needed 'fuel' for all your exciting adventures!!" - Jo

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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