Happy birthday, dad!

It’s been a month since I posted – wow! How time flies. Speaking of time flying, this week we celebrate my dad’s birthday – the very best man I have ever known.

I have a four-day weekend, so festivities will start Thursday. Cheers to a great weekend ahead! πŸ™‚


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A lazy Saturday

Just a quick snap from a lazy Saturday — TΓ‘ta being a goof πŸ™‚

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Skagway/Dyea, Alaska

Since this didn’t fit in my #Canada150 posts, I thought I’d save it to last — my trip to Skagway and Dyea, Alaska — the old booming gold rush towns!

As you know, my attempt last winter only brought me to the border. RE: Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska.

The tourism industry there has done an excellent job at keeping these areas manicured and access le for visitors — every corner felt like a photo.

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Banff, Lake Louise, AB (#Canada150 Pt. 5)

I’d like to start out by saying, my thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the wildfires in British Columbia, which have now also caused closures in Alberta, including part of Banff.

I was lucky to visit Banff again this year before the closures. (Visit my posts from 2015: Banff, Lake Louise)Β It is always welcoming, beautiful and relaxing. For tourism, itΒ is ideal. The village is like a painting and the shopping is AMAZING.

Lake Louise, located within the national park is also unreal – busier than ever for Canada’s 150. If I had more time, I would have rented a kayak — the water was filled with lovers of the season.

I hope to go again soon, and travel the sunshine coast — looking for these views again.

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Watson Lake, YT (#Canada150 Pt. 4)

After an incredible 4 days in Yukon Territory, we began our “descent” to Alberta. For this route, we traveled on the historic Alaska Highway — in part, due to the BC wildfires.

To get back down, you travel through both the Yukon Β and BC, with very little cellphone coverage, mind you, little civilization as well.

We finally decided to rest at Watson Lake, YT (“gateway” to the Yukon) — population of under 800 people. This area is home the the famous Sign Post Forest. And yes, we totally made a sign to nail up!

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