The Pointe Inn
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... topped with bacon and maple sauce, but instead of being on a bun, was sandwiched between two glazed donuts. Delicious, but I don't think I'll be having another one any time soon as I could feel my arteries clogging as I swallowed! Anna had a slightly healthier cheeseburger (on bread!) before she had an ice-cream sandwich and I had deep-fried cheesecake. The Calgary Stampede: Heart-attack Central!
After a bit more wandering around through the ...
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Who would have thought Kraft Dinner and Eatmores. Didn't
even think Eatmores still existed but Costco came through.
Near to the beginning of our stay in the Dominican Republic, one of the couples that works alongside TEARS was mentioning that rates of drop-outs among Dominican men in high schools and universities are drastically increasing. With this as a local reality, they were reflecting on the fact that the majority of business owners, lawyers, and other professionals that they come into contact with are women. This reminded me of the ...
So, we've completed the first leg. I'm posting this in the departure lounge in Calgary. We've got to kill an hour before boarding the next flight to Vancouver. We arrive there after 11:00 Vancouver time, which will be 2AM at home.
... Then off we went. The first day involved the steep descent into the valley on trails that were far more aggressive than I had expected. Frankly I was expecting a little jaunt down some hills and a leisurely hike back up in a couple of days. I was dead wrong. It was physically quite challenging as we started at an elevation of 3600 m (12,000') and reached the valley floor 3.5 hours later at the "hanging bridge" at an elevation of 2,400 m (7,800'). The ...
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