Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day 16 Toronto

After breakfast we  were ready to begin our bus trip to Toronto. It is only 1.5 hours to Toronto from Niagara by bus so we arrived before lunch. We checked in and decided to orientate ourselves with the scenic tour … Continue reading

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Day 15 Niagara

Today we started early. After breakfast we booked a tour of Niagara which included a number of different things including the Maid of the Mist tour  where you go on a boat into the Canadian waterfall (the horseshoe shaped one) … Continue reading

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Day 14 Chicago and Niagara

Well the weather today in Chicago was beautiful – blue sky and no wind. We spent the morning looking around on foot. We went up to the skydeck of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Willis took the tower … Continue reading

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Day 13 Chicago

Chicago saw us taking the Hop on Hop off bus tour of the city this morning. This tour took us over a wide area of the city covering Millennium Park (our hotel is not far from here), the city centre, … Continue reading

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Day 12 Calgary to Chicago

Well let me start by saying I had been spelling Banff incorrectly. I had been typing Bamff -this is incorrect – it should be Banff (it is a Scottish word) and this is the correct spelling and I have altered … Continue reading

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Day 11 Banff to Calgary

Today was the last day of our Rock Mountaineer tour. We began the day with a walk around the complex again – did I say yesterday that it is huge? Well in case you missed it – it is huge. … Continue reading

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Day 10 Lake Louise to Banff

It really is an amazing trip we are on. This morning we had a leisurely start as we did not leave the Chateau Lake Louise until 2:00pm. We got up at 7:00am, packed up, had breakfast and decided to take … Continue reading

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Day 9 Jasper to Lake Louise

Well another amazing day. The Canadian Rockies are amazing. We are actually on a bus tour  now (not the train) but it has been great. We have stopped at a number of different places on our way to Lake Louise. … Continue reading

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Day 8 Jasper

Just when you think it can’t get any better – it does! Today we did a half day tour around Jasper in the morning. We went to Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake and Maligne Canyon. The lakes are reflective and  I … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Kamloops to Jasper

Well today was a WOW day! We were up at 6:15am ready for a 7:30am start. We boarded the train around 8:00am and then we were off. The day was beautiful clear skies and warm and the scenery – spectacular! In addition … Continue reading

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