August 16, 2018

Perth’s Playground

Back in 1984, Perth businessman Dallas Dempster had a smart idea. Let’s get rid of this dump! Burswood Island, an island in the Swan River just a couple of kilometres from Perth’s city center, was the site of a large landfill. Dempster suggested to the Western Australian government that the site could be better used for a resort casino. The government agreed and Dempster and a Malaysian business partner were granted a casino license in 1985. The plans called for a casino, a 400 room hotel, a golf course, a convention and exhibition centre, an amphitheatre and more. The casino, of course, was finished first and opened in December 1985….

January 28, 2017

Great Scot! It’s the Great Gatsby!

Follow us on Facebook! Rowena’s Inn on the River is a delightful trip back in time. It’s an old homestead built by a pioneer logger in the area for his family. Charles Nelson Pretty was a businessman and entrepreneur. In the 1920s he had an opportunity to buy a 160 acre parcel of land in Harrison Mills. That land became, among other things, a dairy farm, a silvertip fox farm and a logging operation. At one time, Pretty’s operation was the largest privately owned logging company in all of British Columbia. When the home was built, there was no road. The Pretty family took the train to Harrison Mills and…

January 28, 2017

Photo Gallery: Great Gatsby Party

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some more photos from the Great Gatsby Party at Rowena’s Inn on the River in 2014. The party is being held again on June 11, 2017. Photo Gallery: Rowena’s Inn on the River Great Scot! It’s the Great Gatsby! (main article) Follow us on Facebook!

January 28, 2017

Photo Gallery: Rowena’s Inn on the River

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of the inn and surrounding area. I will be adding some more after Valentine’s Day when I will be taking some interior shots. The view at the top of the page is of the Harrison River as seen from beside the swimming pool. More photos to follow after Feb. 14th. Photo Gallery: Great Gatsby Party Great Scot! It’s the Great Gatsby! (main article)   Follow us on Facebook!

June 23, 2016

Our Cabo Adventure

Follow us on Facebook! The iconic image of Cabo San Lucas is the famous arch, El Arco, a rocky outcrop on the tip of the peninsula not far from the town of Cabo San Lucas. But Cabo is more than just the town and the rock formations. A plethora of large resort hotels dot the coastline between that town and the town of San José del Cabo. And, of course, there are lots of golf courses and a national park near by. Our first visit to Cabo was to the town. It was the first port of call on a cruise we took in 2007. Although there were excursions available, we opted…