July 20, 2019

After 18 months, 21 countries, 3 hospital visits and countless adventures, we are home safe and sound! We eased our way back to real life by making a pit stop on our way home to visit friends and family in Quebec and Ontario before returning to Red Deer. Now here we are, happy to be back in our home and our community. The wall of boxes with all our worldly possessions stuffed into the storage room have now been opened and almo...

June 25, 2019

Near the end of our RTW trip, mom and dad wanted to do something fun, active, and slightly epic. They had toyed with idea of cycling through parts of France but were uncertain if we could pull it off. After doing some research they figured that we should go for it. There are many cycle routes throughout the country but we settled on the Loire à Vélo route. It is a cycle route that follows the Loire River right out to the West...

June 17, 2019


One of the most interesting things that we saw in Montingnac in the Dordogne area of France was the Lascaux caves. They house some of the best preserved prehistoric cave art in the world.

The caves were discovered by chance by four teenage boys in 1940. The boys were playing outside with their dog. The dog ran away chasing a squirrel. When they found the dog, they noticed that it was stuck in a hole. They returned the next d...

June 16, 2019

While we were visiting the castles in the Dordogne area of France, we came across a Via Ferrata and decided to give it a try. The via Ferrata in Italian means “iron path”. It is a protected climbing route where you are strapped into a steel cable. This cable runs along the entire route and is anchored into the mountain at 1 to 10 metre intervals. The route is set up with various things such as ladders, bridges, iron rings, and...

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