Day 66 – Temecula to Tulare – Dry, dry, dry!

I don’t really have much to say about this trip as it just involved us driving for 5 hours to get us closer to Yosemite. Initially we were going to try and get into Sequoia National Park so we got ready early, but after I had another look and worked out the time it would take to drive into and around the park it just didn’t make sense. Instead we had (another good!) breakfast at the hotel – Continue reading

Day 44 – Kamloops to Vancouver

I HAD to start the day in Kamloops with breakfast at Passek’s Classics where I had the Pulled Pork Skillet, while Brian made me feel guilty by looking at me gorging myself while he made do with a cup of coffee! To be fair, it was only half past nine in the morning and I was stuffing myself with lots of meat and fried potatoes! Breakfast was lovely though, and well worth trying out (they do lunch as well). Continue reading

Day 42 – Banff to Revelstoke

Monday morning in Banff looked a bit better than the weekend’s weather and we were in no hurry to leave as our next stop, Revelstoke was only 180 miles from Banff. We had to drive through the park to go west and onwards to Revelstoke and it was yet another scenic drive full of mountains with snow capped peaks and valleys and rivers and lakes. The whole route in fact was beautiful and a really nice drive – Continue reading

Day 14 – Niagara Falls & Hamburg

We stayed in a place called the Ritz Inn last night, which is of course nothing like the Ritz Hotel in London! In fact, I was very dubious about staying here due to some very bad reviews, but it was cheap and close to the falls, and it all turned out fine in the end. I woke up still not feeling 100% but we got up and started walking towards the falls. It was still fairly early and quite misty when we got there but the falls are Continue reading