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Vicarious Travel Log #7: Germany

This is the last installment of my mother’s travel journal, which I have been much less than prompt in posting.  In fact I’ve been sitting on it for over a month, while thing after thing came up to distract me.  My parents are now safely ensconced back in Canada, and no doubt planning their next [...]

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Vicarious Travel Log #6: Switzerland

Well what can one say about this little jewel of a country? It is amazingly beautiful – mountains with peaks that are like children’s drawings of mountains – so satisfyingly mountainy – lakes full of sailboats – tiny flotillas of baby sails on weekends when the young are initiated into the yacht club life – [...]

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Vicarious Travel Log #5: France Part 2

This is the 5th installment of my mother’s travel journal that she’s sharing with me here on T-Lex.  They’ve moved on to Switzerland now, and there are some new pictures up in their Flickr stream (see below, and click to access entire photo stream).  If you’ve missed the other parts, you can check them out [...]

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Vicarious Travel Log #4: France, Part 1

This is the 4th installment of my mother’s travel log.  You can find the previous parts here.  Free wifi being what it is in France, they’re having trouble providing pictures to illustrate their updates – so I continue to pull visual aids from the web.  That’s okay though because it makes me research the places [...]

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Vicarious Travel Log #3: Gloria

This is the 3rd installment of my mom’s travel journal.  If you missed the last part, you can find it here.  They’ve also since started a Flickr photo stream to track their journey visually.  Here’s the first slideshow:

I neglected to tell you that we are not alone on our wandering through Europe. We have with [...]

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Vicarious Travel Log #2: July 19 – 25, 2010

This is the second installment of my mom’s Travel Log, which we are posting up on T-Lex while they wander around Europe.  If you missed part one, you can check it out here.  For now I’m pilfering the illustrative photographs from the interwebs (you can see the original source by clicking on them), but my [...]

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Vicarious Travel Log #1: July 17 – 19, 2010

Last Saturday, my parents closed up their house and got on a plane for Europe.  They won’t be back for 5 months.  I know – whoa! right?  Actually, relatively speaking 5 months is a short trip for them.  Most of the extensive traveling they‘ve done has been in 11 – 12 month periods.  Also, for [...]

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Home, for a rest.

I just dropped off some lovely house guests at the airport and drove home along a highly congested Marine Drive, because I’m not good at navigating in Vancouver and missed the exit for the highway.  Never mind.  The point is, that the airport drop-off officially concluded our travel-guest-wedding-hosting duties for the past 2.5 weeks.  While [...]

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