The Mountie Museum

Follow us on Facebook! Besides being the capital of the province of Saskatchewan, Regina is also the home of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy, also known as Depot Division.  Every Mountie in Canada is trained at this facility which covers several acres.  Mounties have been trained there since 1885 and the place is steeped in […]

RCMP Depot Division and Heritage Centre Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of our visit.  Above is a stylized Mountie at the entrance drive to the centre. Entrance lobby to the Heritage Centre Changing Mountie uniforms over the years The marching band on parade Stained glass windows in the chapel Two Mountie stained glass windows behind the pulpit Display […]

Le Chateau de Versailles

Follow us on Facebook! Most of central Paris is within walking distance. And on the afternoon we arrived, we did just that, walked around the old city – from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, down the Champs Elysées to the Louvre, and back along the Seine to the Eiffel Tower again. Many other […]

Fremantle Prison Torchlight Tour

Follow us on Facebook! There is something foreboding about prisons. There used to be two large ones, right smack in urban settings in Vancouver, the old B.C. Penitentiary in New Westminster and the Oakalla Jail in Burnaby. Both now torn down. Before they tore it down, Oakalla was open for tours. We took the kids and […]

Photo Gallery: Willingdon Beach Trail in Powell River

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of the Willingdon Beach Trail in Powell River. Willingdon Beach Park. The trail starts off to the right at the end of the park. The Willingdon Beach Trail features many interesting arboreal features such as this fallen tree that found new life. An old boomboat that served at […]

Photo Gallery: Chania, Crete

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of our visit to Chania, Crete. Looking down the street toward the bay and harbor of Chania. Greek Orthodox Cathedral A statue of some famous Cretan.  The most famous person to hail from Chania is probably world-renowned folk singer Nana Mouskouri. The marina on the left with […]

A Snug Little Harbor

Follow us on Facebook! Chania, Crete was our fourth and final port of call on our Mediterranean cruise in 2011. As is always the case with cruises, there were a variety of excursions available, but we opted to explore on our own. We do this in about half of our ports of call and always come […]

Photo Gallery: The Dali Museum

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from our visit to the Dali Museum in 2009. The town square at Figueres, across the street from the railroad station. Yes, that’s a Spanish-English Dictionary Janis is holding. Many tents were set up as artisans and merchants displayed their wares for the May Day celebrations. The […]

Hello Dali!

Follow us on Facebook! “I want my museum to be like a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be a totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.”  – Salvador Dali Figueres is the birthplace of noted surrealist painter […]