Something Different – Flying a Giant Parrot Kite

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Revisiting Mortlach

I guess once you have more than one video based on a similar theme it is okay to call it a series. In that case, welcome to the “Self Isolation Series” where I look back at previous visits to some of my favorite locations from the past.

This installment features Mortlach, Saskatchewan.

The water tower in Mortlach as seen in 2014

I hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. Let me know in the comments how you are holding up during these crazy times.

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Dorothy, Alberta

Latest video is up, this time a retrospective on the ghost town of Dorothy.

Catholic church in Dorothy, circa 1997.
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The Historic Columbia River Highway

“It’s not the destination, it is the journey.”

“Getting there is half the fun.”

Often in our rush to get from where we are to where we want to be, we forget these old cliches. Everything about modern transportation is designed to move us as fast as possible. We often forget the very act of traveling should be a big part of the experience.

What if we took it one step further? What if the means of travel WAS the experience? What would that look like? I suspect it would look like the Columbia River Highway.

Built between 1914 – 1916, the Columbia River Highway was designed from the very beginning to be a destination itself. In an era where the general public was just discovering automobile travel, it was a highway designed to showcase one of the most beautiful areas in America. One of the primary design goals was to disturb as little of the natural landscape as possible. The highway was meant to complement and highlight the landscape, not scar it.

Today, Interstate 84 handles the bulk of the traffic through the Columbia River Gorge. While they rush along to their destinations, we’re going to take our time and discover classic roadhouses, waterfalls, and a building once derided as nothing more than a “$100,000 outhouse”.

Come check it out with us!

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Europe Adventure Finale — Luxembourg Castles

This is the conclusion of our Europe adventure series. We end with a two-for-one video posting. In the first one, we take the rental car and try and visit as many medieval castles in Luxembourg as we can in one day. In the second, I take a solo trip to the geographic centre of the country to find a virtual Geocache.

I really hope you have enjoyed this series. We’ll be back to more local content for the foreseeable future as our credit cards recover from this latest adventure!

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