5 Aspects of Montreal I Love

Montreal City at Sunset

Eventually our Great North American Road Trip had to end; it had been one hell of a ride with so many highlights that picking ‘the’ best would be impossible. Renee had work to start in Montreal so for a little while we would call this city home. I’ve now been living in Montreal for a […]

Fresh Lobster in Connecticut

IMG_2496

After an amazing Belgian beer drinking experience at the Belgium Comes to Cooperstown beer festival in New York state we visit Wil and his family in Connecticut where we enjoy another gastronomic treat – fresh lobster. After a meal of fresh lobster and fresh corn, melted butter and sides I’d have to say this was […]

Cooperstown Belgium Beer Festival

IMG_2476

Last year we attended the Belgium Comes to Cooperstown beer festival at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY. I’m a huge fan of Belgium beer – it started with big glasses of Hoegaarden and a bucket of mussels on Monday nights at what was my ‘local’ belgium beer cafe in Auckland, New Zealand. It was here […]

Team Demolition Derby at Route 66 Raceway

IMG_3900

I first remember hearing about demolition derby ages ago while watching a Louis Theroux documentary. Louis took a look at this bizarre sport of smashing cars together until they die and even competed in a low tier demolition derby event. It’s safe to say that Louis was not a natural at smashing cars. He seemed […]

Minocqua Lake – To See My Sister

Chilling out in Crystal Lake

We drove to the North of Wisconsin where my sister was working in a summer camp in what I consider the ‘lake district’ of Wisconsin. I can really see why this area is popular with so many summer camps for kids; there are so many lakes and the weather was beautiful for swimming and outdoor […]

Sioux Falls

IMG_3748-2

Very Short Post – A Few Photos We went to Sioux Falls hoping to take some nice waterfall shots. We really didn’t have any luck but I did enjoy photographing the texture of the tiny floating leaves which congregate in the small rock pools around the river area. A few waterfall shots We visited Sioux […]

Midwest Rodeo Event

IMG_3627

On our road trip we wanted to experience all that small town America has to offer. ‘Small town’ or ‘country’ America as distinguished from ‘city America’ being corporate Wall Street, Hollywood and so many other things which are more commonly experienced by the foreign tourist visiting America. So far we’d seen a lot of beautiful landscapes – […]

Badlands National Park

IMG_2215

Badlands Badlands. Heading to Badlands National Park in South Dakota essentially put us over the midway point in our North American road trip. Half way points always cause mixed emotions in my experience. Canada and western United States had dished up such magnificent scenery and amazing experiences and I doubted the east could match it. At […]

Wildlife in Custer State Park

IMG_2123

Our next stop on our North American Road Trip was for wildlife watching in Custer State Park, South Dakota. We took the 18 mile Wildlife Loop Road that winds it way through the prairie hills hoping to see an abundance of wildlife. There is a herd of 1300 bison in this park, and funnily enough […]

Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

Sam by the Lake

There is an abundance of opportunities for hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park with a staggering 355 miles of hiking trails! The park ranges in elevations from 7,500 to over 12,000 feet; there are plenty of easy hiking trails, plus many strenuous hikes where you need to know your stuff and if you’re not in the best […]