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Archive of posts tagged "america"

Vancouver to Disneyland: A Guide

September 9th, 2013 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This August my niece Alexis and I had so much fun exploring Disneyland and Disney California Adventure over the course of three days in Southern California. We were with a group of media from across Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Toronto) as we assembled in San Francisco for a few days, made a quick trip […]

Walt Disney Family Museum San Francisco

August 20th, 2013 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are various San Francisco activities and landmarks that make a trip to the City by the Bay complete such as a tour of Alcatraz, dinner at the legendary Tonga Room, family fun at Pier 39, photo ops at the Golden Gate Bridge, riding a cable car or navigating Lombard Street. For families, fans of […]

Touring Alcatraz in San Francisco

August 19th, 2013 @ 5:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

One place I have always wanted to visit when in San Francisco is Alcatraz, which is as notorious as some of its former prisoners. The 9 hectare island sits about 2.4kms from San Francisco and has had many lives. First as a lighthouse, military fort and military prison in the 1860s, then as a federal […]

Maquoketa Caves State Park Iowa

July 24th, 2013 @ 2:50pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rolling green prairie, lightning bugs, the smell of sweet corn, the rumble of a farm vehicle going down main street. These are the sights and sounds of our summers in Iowa when we head back to John’s hometown and hang out with his family for a few weeks. While we usually get some work done […]

Vancouver USA: Esther Short Park

July 5th, 2013 @ 9:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. When considering what might be the oldest public park in the Pacific Northwest […]

Vancouver USA: Fort Vancouver

July 4th, 2013 @ 9:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. While planning our trip to the “other” Vancouver in Washington State we knew […]

Vancouver USA: Land Bridge

June 29th, 2013 @ 12:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There had to be a better way to get pedestrians over a set of busy train tracks and a four-lane highway in a scenic riverside city and Vancouver, Washington found the perfect solution. In 2008, with federal, state, and private funding, the Vancouver Land Bridge opened to the public. This 40-foot wide paved pathway links […]

Visiting Mount St. Helens

June 22nd, 2013 @ 10:32am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s one of those moments in the life of a Pacific Northwest resident that everyone remembers — where they were, what they heard, what they thought it was. I was only a few months old when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980 but from 500km away, people (like my mother) recall hearing the […]