All Aboard the Trans Canadian, Part VII: 12 Hours Late to Vancouver

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I woke up from a peaceful night sleep.  It was a beautiful night but a bittersweet morning as well.  It dawned on me that it was my last night on the train; I had grown to really enjoy my own …

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All Aboard the Trans Canadian, Part VI: Welcome to Alberta

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I slept so soundly throughout the night.  The movement of the train rocked me to sleep.  The Via Rail Canadian, a massive, metal bassonette provides the perfect mix of ambiance and comfort when dozing off under the stars of the …

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All Aboard the Trans-Canadian, Part V: From Manitoba to Saskatchewan

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When we last left our wandering Yanks in Canada, my mom and I had just completed a morning tour of Manitoba’s capital, Winnipeg.  Back on board our railway vessel, we waited to pull out of the station.  I was busy …

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All Aboard the Trans Canadian, Part II: Ontario is Frozen

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Snow.  Nothing but snow.  I awoke to a strange new world blanketed by glistening powder accompanied by towering evergreens. In just a few eyewinks, I went from a rain-soaked Torono to a frozen wilderness; a world where Princess Elsa and …

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All Aboard the Trans Canadian Railway, Part I: Welcome to Toronto

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Since I was a little boy, one of my dreams has been to ride a train, cross-country.  It has been a dream since the first time I laid eyes on the rows and rows of locomotives and cars berthed at …

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