Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 18 to Day 22 HOME

Day 18

Was a driving day. From Eugene Oregon to Yakima Washington with a few stops on the way...

Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop in Clackmas OR... mmmm

 Day 19 
Driving Day from Yakima to ...

 see my amazing beautiful Great AUNTIE Marj!!

A quick stop at Sun-Oka Beach 

Some of Auntie's beautiful flowers

We stayed at the Rosedale Motel... the same one that my Grandma used to stay at when she spent winters in Summerland as a break from the freezing prairies.

 Our visit was far to short but I'm so glad that we finally made it to BC and spent a couple days with my favorite Auntie.  
Day 21 was spent driving from Summerland to ...

 Golden where we stayed at the Tschurtschentaler Lodge 
Another one of those places I wish we had more time to enjoy. This Bed & Breakfast was AMAZING! Brandy was an incredible  hostess and breakfast was SO good!

 Day 22 was drive from Golden to Calgary where we spent the night and hit a few shops before home (Ikea, Bath and Body Works etc)
 Treasures found at Mt Stephen AB

 Very quick lunch at Drumheller


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We're almost home...
After all the landscape we saw over our trip ~ canyons, mountains, valleys, coastal highway, redwood forest... the prairies really are FLAT!!


But I do appreciate how much we can see...
"Land of the Living Skies"  
7839 km!!!
And worth every memory!!
It was an amazing trip, so glad that we were able to do this kind of a trip at least once as a family! Not sure that we need to do a road trip that is this intense again for a long while! 
It took A LOT of planning! 
A LOT!! 
I knew we were doing this 2 years ahead of time so was able to get my travel book all in order... I really had a travel book!! Divided into sections ~ journal portion in the front then the last 1/2 for hotel reservations, phone numbers, addresses, hours of attractions, sights to see, etc. The front and back covers had two large envelopes inside for restaurant coupons, invoices and receipts. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you had a great time and I know what you mean about planning ... It took a lot of time but it was so worth it! Next time go east! Dene :)