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Oregon Coast Lighthouse Tour

Being from the prairies, I have always had a fascination with grain elevators. I imagine for those who grow up in close proximity to the ocean or other large body of water, lighthouses fill that role. Both grain elevators and … Continue reading

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The Wild West Town of Garnet, Montana

It’s the next instalment of our “Coastal or Postal” vacation. This time we’re heading up into the mountains near Missoula, Montana to visit the preserved ghost town of Garnet, Montana. Once a thriving mining town dating from the late 19th … Continue reading

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STST2017: Fort Steele

I’ll bet you thought we were done with the Scratch the Surface Tour 2017, didn’t you?  Well, surprise!  There’s at least one more story to tell… It had been more than thirty years since I had visited Fort Steele, British … Continue reading

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STST2017: Vancouver Island

While Vancouver Island was our goal for this trip, we actually had very little time on “The Island” itself.  We arrived in Nanaimo in the evening and spent the night with our friend Lila and her husband.  The next day … Continue reading

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STST2017: Othello Tunnels

Sometimes the best discoveries happen by accident.  We were heading down the Coquilhalla Highway on our way to the west coast and Emily and I kept noticing small signs along the side of the road in the shape of steam … Continue reading

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STST2017: Field Telegraph Office

The small brick telegraph office has become like an old friend that I always stop in and check on when passing by, just to make sure everything is going well. Continue reading

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Scratching the Surface Tour 2017

Can getting there be half the fun when you don’t really know where there is? Continue reading

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