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Trip Start Jun 18, 2013
Trip End Aug 02, 2013

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Monday, July 8, 2013

We have had such a GREAT day leaving Vancouver at 6.15am to board train .
We are travelling Redleaf because our Becs & Marcel told us not to upgrade. It has been very good advice even tho others are travelling silver and gold.
Have met up with 3 who travelled silver ...met in park this evening was listening to outdoor entertainers from England. We got separated staying in different accommodation depending on what level you travelled.
Has been funny to hear of the silver experience as their air conditioning failed and they wished they were with us. Our accommodation here at the Plaza is very central ....a walk across the street to the music in the park and they had to catch a shuttle bus into town as their accommodation is about 20 min out.
Will be interesting to talk with the Gold threesome tomorrow night in Banff.
We were so well fed with brekkie and lunch on board served to us at our seats ...much superior to airplane food but along similar lines. We had fruit and natural yoghurt then a bagel with ham lettuce egg. Cookie, chips,nuts drinks mid morning then lunch....chicken salad, bun followed by choc square which Norm got to eat two pieces....after all the food on board the ship this last week I am trying hard not to consume al that is put in front of us. Very hot evening so we have just had a seafood chowder for dinner and walked after . The Canadian Mounties welcomed us into Kamloops. Surprised to learn population of 90,loo. We are sorry to be leaving here at 6.15 again in morning. Would like to be staying longer but could say that of Vancouver too.
Apparently tomorrow is meant to be even better so will be fantastic. Have met kiwis travelling cattle class...they are heading for ploughing event we think
Edmonton way. One couple worked at Wooing Tree winery and of course knew Rosemzry & Jimmy Hutton.
Some parts along the way reminded us of Central Otago but with sage covering the hillsides in place of the thyme. One part of the river was named Hells Gate where the river had been reduced by a slip to about a third of what it was and had more volume of water going through there than the Niagra Falls.
Must away have some sleep now as can,t have a nap along the way ...too much to see. Looking forward to being in Banff tomorrow night.
Love to all
Norm & Di xx
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Kay on

Sounds like you having wonderful time!HAPPY BIRTHDAY from John and me.He has been coming into work to read tour updates!x

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