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Jen and Robin's 2004 Canada Trip

Welcome to Jen & Robin's Travel Page. Here is where I will be keeping a record of my travels for all of you to read. Please feel free to leave a comment for me. If I have time in between discovering new places and meeting new people I will reply to them!

Diary Entries

Friday, 12 September 2008

Location: MOONIE!!!!

Home today - stuffed.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Location: Marathon Photos/., France

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Location: more MEDOC, France

Not sure if this link will work?

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Location: SPAIN, France

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Location: Marathon Du Medoc Photos., France

Tuesday, 02 September 2008

Location: Lund Skane, Sweden

Catching train in a few hours, Lund to Copenhagen then fly to Paris for a night.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Location: Calgary, Canada

Flying out of Calgary this afternoon... for the last time. Will be in Sweden tomorrow night with Cas to a few days then to Paris, Bordeaux for our run. 3 days in Spain, landing Brisbane on the 11th September. its all coming to an end... an end and a new beginning.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Location: Road Trip USA, Canada

On the last leg to New York...

Monday, 18 August 2008

Location: NEW York, USA

Leaving New York today, sold the Van for $400 to Dodgy Roger from a gas station in Champlain.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Location: NEW YORK, USA

Hate New York. Trip is over, heading back to Calgary tomorrow to do a final pack and goodbye.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Location: Canada

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Location: Vegas to New York, Canada

Uploaded a few pics - lots more to put up yet but internet too slow.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Location: Kingston ontario, Canada

Chicago to Niagra Falls through Toronto to Kingston Ontario enroute Montreal. Lots of photos to upload.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Location: Michigan Detroit, USA

on our way Toronto today

Thursday, 07 August 2008

Location: Illinois Chicago, USA

we slept outside through three tornadoes in one night slept in a laundry made it to Chicago, trees big huge treees rooted out of the ground. Chicago is the most beautiful
city I've been too, I love it. went to a cubs baseball game and made a friend who has had us to stay for 3 nights and looked after us, got us tickets to another ball game tomorrow. planning to leave to Toronto on saturday.

Sunday, 03 August 2008

Location: USA

somwhere in the middle of corn fields! Omaha tomorrow.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Location: Moab Utah, USA

In Moab Utah on the way to Colorado.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Location: Las Vegas, USA

Still in Vegas.. Mel and Rach should be landing in LA tomorrow.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Location: Vegas, USA

Old Vegas & the Strip

Monday, 14 July 2008

Location: Santa Monica to Primm Valley, USA

Monday, 14 July 2008

Location: Santa Cruz #2, USA

Monday, 14 July 2008

Location: Vegas, USA

Santa Cruz Photo's

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Location: Primm Valley, Nevada., USA

I'm an hour from Vegas on the state line Nevada and Cali. Going the last 120ks tomorrow.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Location: Hollywood

One last peak at the beach then into the desert tonight.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Location: LA

back in las angeles. van put up an argument against driving through ypsemiye park up in the mountains so here we are. going to vegas in a couple days.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Location: LA, USA

We got into Las Angeles this morning because Yosmite Park is in the mountains and the ol van keeps yelling at me for making her work so hard! So Vegas in a couple days. Loads of photos to add just as soon as I get on a computer which should be next week in Vegas.

Tuesday, 08 July 2008

Location: Santa cruz, USA

still here, my car is very broken.

Sunday, 06 July 2008

Location: Santa cruz, USA

STILL here!!!!!!

Friday, 04 July 2008

Location: Santa Cruz, USA

van is broken down but we are in a nice place with 4th July independence day celebrations all over. fireworks and a concert tonight. stating in ahostel, we had a crazy lady I'm our room last night, Germans tonight, much nicer.

Wednesday, 02 July 2008

Location: San Francisco, USA

My flights are booked, they didn't forget to charge me for gas!!

Wednesday, 02 July 2008

Location: San Francisci, USA

Tamara arrived., we set sail tomorrow.

Tuesday, 01 July 2008

Location: San Fransisco, USA

Uploaded a couple more pictures but nothing too interesting... I'm waiting for the Irish girls to get home and upload all their pics as we used their cameras for the entire LA, Santa Barbara to San Fransisco road trip.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Location: Santa cruz, USA

having trouble relying to emails on my iPod. will respond this week when I get back to civilization.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Location: USA

San Fransisco. nice city but pain in the arse if you have a car. every car park is valet and not cheap. my car sleeps doe same price a night as I do! I headed just south of town to Saratoga campground until Tamara flies in.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Location: California, USA

google fires in California. Its out of control, lots of action!

Friday, 27 June 2008

Location: San Fransisco CA, USA

We got stuck along a windy coastal mountain road, bushfires out of control all over the place so we ended up driving halfway back to LA and then back up checked into a motel after midnight.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

we arrived Santa Barbara, at the beach with a book.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Location: banana backpacker Hollywood

Had a fantastic first night. I got lucky. Sharing a room with 3 Irish girls who are going also to San Fran to fly out so now Ive got a carload of people. We are going to Santa Monica or Santa Cruz tomorrow night to get some beach action. I've been training consistently for our marathon. I'm up to 20kms. only another 24 to go! Riding my bike to the beach today which is a 25k round trip. I am procrastinating by writing this, time to hoof it.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Location: Hollywood, USA

and... after a couple of wee scares in Kernville I decided to invest in a cell phone! My number is +1 518-847-3861.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Location: Hollywood, USA

Made it to the backpackers in LA. Staying here until Thursday.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Location: bakersfield CA, USA

going to Hollywood to stay in a backpackers for a bit of a break as camping is hot in 40 degrees and the backpackers cost the same as campgrounds anyway.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Location: kernsville California

I'm still camping in Kernville! its so cheap and got what I need. I have a friends daughter coming to travel with me for July. shes an Aussie I worked with in Fort McMurray. I can't wait to have a travel buddy! I'm hiking every day up hills down hills, I'm up to 18kms, Gayle did 22km last weekend so I'm still playing catchup but I'm not so far behind. If I can't keep up I will be drinking wine and walking the marathon on my little lonesome so that's good motivation to keep training. i need a mobile masseuse, almost couldn't feel my legs last night.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Location: lake Isabella and river kern, USA

I'm staying in this same place for a while so not much need to uddate until I'm on the move again in a week of two. very safe place to be here.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Location: lake isabella, USA

still here, free camping, life is cheap, getting a some color back in my skin. the kern river is here, this use to be a gold rush town and there are gold flakes all through the river, its got to be real gold, what else can it be? I need a gold pan!! how much would I need?

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Location: KIA kampground, USA

I've got Internet at my campgrounds here, I'm on my own now for the first time, feel like I've had my umbilical cord severed and wish I was on my way home already. its nice here though very hot, I got what I wished for so should not complain. the coast was really nice but too expensive so a lake was the next best thing. hoping to run into uncle Bill in the next couple weeks if possible. should look into booking my flight home so that I've got a date.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Location: california, USA

lake Isabella California camping.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Location: USA

UPloading pictures to this site is a bit painful so have posted links to my photo albums, let me know if they don't work.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Location: California, USA

Heading off to California tomorrow, still not having luck with my photo upload. blah. I will figure it out soon. I need a technician!!

Friday, 06 June 2008

Location: Nevada, USA

Found a smoking deal in a resort in Nevada - $20/night. I'm hanging by the pool day in/out with a good book. It's tough. I think I'm supposed to gamble so they get their moneys worth out of me. Bit of bad luck to them I guess. :)

Thursday, 05 June 2008

Location: Somewhere the middle America, USA

Still kicking along okay, made it to Vegas - got to have a shower at last!! The campgrounds don't have showers!! I didn't forsee that little problem. It's hot which is great but today... it's raining!!?! Still can't get my pictures uploaded but will keep trying. Grand Canyon tomorrow.. out of civilisation and back to camping.

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Recent Messages

From Dave, Jo and boys
So how old are you now??
Can't wait to see you in a few days.
Response: I'm 30 young!!! gracias.
From Michelle
Hi Jen - I just wanted to let you know I'm still waiting for my friend who's hubby is Global IT manager for Extrata to contact me. She had a family tragedy and I haven't heard much from her since. I'll give it a couple of weeks and contact her again. Best of luck with your "new beginning". It's getting cold here in Fort Mac & I'm sure the snow will be here before we know it.
From Heath
You are insane, your website proves it. Thanks for dropping off the parcel, muchos muchos..
Best one
Response: your welcome. pleased to hear I got the right house. not crazy.
From phyllis/art
It sure sounds like you are having lots of fun. wish we were with you.Jenn i really miss you . You take care xoxo
From phyllis/art
It sure sounds like you are having lots of fun. wish we were with you.Jenn i really miss you . You take care xoxo
Response: Thanks!! I MISS you my fave Newfy friends too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Tamara
Hey Jen this is Tamara, I was wondering if you would be able to pick me up in San Francisco on Tuesday July 1st at 8:12pm Terminal 3. I won't change my flight details I just won't go the extra leg on the trip to Vegas. I will send you a photo of me through big pond... I am SOO EXCITED!!! Can't wait to meet you.
Response: done deal!!!!!!!!! can't wait for you to get here!
From Michelle
Hey Jen - I sent you an email. I'm ready to book Tamara's flight so she can come & join you hiking in July, you'll have some good old Aussie company then. Let me know what dates work for you.
Response: thank god, I'm sick of my own company! I will check my email.
From bro
Your pictures work.Good to see your still kicking.Don't work to hard.
Response: I'll try not to exert myself to much. I sat in a pool all day today.
From Mike Traynor
Hi Jen

I hope everything is going well on the trip. Suncor seems to be working ok so far and everyone is getting along. Weather has been rotten in Calgary for the last 2 weeks. Looking forward to more pics.. Mike
Hi Mike, I've had trouble sending emails so not sure if you would have got my reply. My trip is going great though tired of camping! Glad to hear Suncor is going great up there. Weather here is very hot, up to 42 degrees so I had to migrate over to the coastline for a while. Getting i a lot of reading and hiking. Learning a lot.
From me
Where are you snozz?
Response: you guys can talk about snozzes!!
From anon
Looking forward to seeing you chick... safe travels, dont take silly risks now .... the nose's missers.
From Jo
Hey Jen
Just letting you know I do look occasionally. Loved all the photos.
Response: Hi Jo... glad you liked. I should take more photo's but I'm always worried I'll break my camera and leave it at home... when all the funs going on! kinda defeats the purpose of having one I suppose.
From us
Nice try with the photos but i can still see your nose!
Response: yer but it doesn't look AS BIG as YOURS now does it!! Did you know that your nose and ears never stop growing but your eyes stay the same size as when born?? I'm a bit concerned that my nose could actually still be growing.. arghhh!!
From anon
Jen, have you been smoking something funny or breathing in too much smoggy air... that paragraph on 2nd Jan just doesnt sound like you!!!! hehe
Response: who are you!?!???
From Doug Clemens
Happy Birthday, and don't celebrate to hard
Response: HAYLOW Doug!! I was thinking about you on 'our' birthday!! hope you had a good one!! I was in Denver, I didn't party. Too old for that now ;)
From sarah c
hey were just about to leave to go to New Zealand so talk to you later love sarah
Response: Hello Sarah, Have an awesome ski trip!!!!!
Love A Jen.
From Matt Worthy
I've just been offer a job in Calgary, YAY! I think. But I am having trouble working out living costs there in comparison to here in Aus. Are you able to help me out any?
Cheers, Matt
I sent you an email but it keeps getting rejected. I added .au to it so hopefully you got it.
From kate. C
Hey Jen,
is it reALLY COLD THERE? Its a bit chilly today at toowoomba but nothing compared 2 -40

Love your favouritest niece,
Ask mum 4 my email adress
Response: Hello Kate, It's so nice to hear from you! I have requested your email address from Robin so hopefully I will be able to chat with you soon. It is about -17 here at the moment so it's not toooo bad. You know it's cold when your nostril hairs start to freeze up.. and I'm really NOT kidding. I can't wait to hear how school is going for you this year.
Love your favourite Aunt.
From Chris Moore
Hi Jen
How the hell are you? Finally got on to Barb hence this email. Geoff & I are off to UK end April and spending week at Inverness, Scotland and then a week somewhere in Europe. Our son Darren & girlfriend live in Aylesbury outside London so will spend few days with them as well. Gee, how on earth are you surviving without your nutrimetics Botanicals??? They are on fabulous special too! Geoff & I are living at Redland Bay now, have been for 12 months now. Geoff goes back to Moonie Ponds regularly but no chance of getting me back. Just loving being closer to our daughter and 2 gorgeous grandkids. Would love to hear from you and looks like you are having a fabulous time over there. Bye.
Response: Chris, It's great to hear from you!! I'm going to send you an email.
From big old sister
Hi, well it's been a while since I visited. Lots of photos and now it all makes sense. We're nearing the end of Christmas holidays and Kate is gearing up to start another year of boarding school. We are all very fit and well here. Just had some rain which is nice.
I long for the freezing cold of Canada. Just for a few hours. Oh, and a pool I guess.
Latest gossip here: S...e Gods..l and Lonno had a blue in the park after the pub one night, Lonno won but Steve drove his very large road train into Lonno's shed which unfortunately had an uninsured $50k vehicle, new motorbike, ride on mower and various other things (squashed the lot, pretty much). The posts are pipe steel 6mm thick and are bent like matchsticks. We've had a ball, with conflicting rumour and retort, gossiping endlessly about it.
Response: Big Old Sister..
Thankyou for your news.. some interesting characters out there where you live. This winter has been very mild and actually really nice. Not really hitting bitter cold temperatures at all. Talk soon. Jen.
From SIL
Hi Jen
Merry Christmas and happy new year. Love to hear what you have been up to..... obviously having too much fun.
enjoy your new years eve!!!
Response: Thanks Jo. Hope you had a good xmas too.
some news please.....
Response: and you might be who??
From Rosie
Hey you! Very cool website, we need to get some pics of those assess that live above you ahahahahah!

love yah,
Response: look out cos I'm going to stalk you with my camera now!
From Barb
Happy Birthday Jen. Sorry I missed the day but was away at Tara of all places. Hope you had a great day and got heaps of messages from home. Am out to Gundy for Bynos hens night on the 23rd and have booked my accommoation for the wedding. It will be fun. See you when you get home.
Response: thanks Barb.. I don't even want to know why you were in Tara!! looking forward too seeing you.. I'm sad I'm missing byno's hens by 2 days :-( celebrate on my behalf too!! thanks. love Jen.
From Doug Clemens
Just got back from the Lake last night and I thought I would drop you a Happy Birthday since we couldn't celebrate our Brithdays together this year. Once again it was a rock'n good time at the Moosehead and Bar Bar. But now summer is over and you will have to come back to visit sometime soon. Well take care and Happy Birthday
Response: Hayy Dougy!!!! thankyou so much!! I was wishing I could be at the Moose! At least you had a rockin good time!! what a shock.. As if you wouldn't have a rockin time anywhere. How is Noonan? I will be back to visit some time... maybe around xmas.