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RE: Canadians driving in USA

This and that show is just dum Oh, the irony! :)
Orion 10/16/16 09:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling from Alberta through BC/Advice needed

The flattest route, although parts of it can be quite boring, is to drive Hwy 5 from Jasper to Kamloops and then Hwy 1 to Vancouver. Use your transmission to slow you down on the hills rather than your brakes, which should be used sparingly to avoid overheating and fading. You do need winter tires in BC, but the minimum requirement is for tires to be marked M+S, which most? truck tires already are? You do however, need full snow tires, marked with the 'Mountain & Snowflake' on the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper.
Orion 10/05/16 09:15am Roads and Routes
RE: 59 years ago today: Sputnik

The most amazing part of this story is that like so many others, I remember going outside and watching with amazement as the little Sputnik moved across the sky. What we all didn't know at the time, is that it wasn't Sputnik we were seeing, but the final (3rd?) stage of the rocket that launched it! This rocket was about 2nd magnitude, or about as bright as the stars in the Big Dipper, but Sputnik itself was just below 6th magnitude, or barely visible to the naked eye, and following a few minutes behind! I always remained a big fan of space exploration and even managed a trip from the UK to watch the launch of Apollo X1 from the Cape, just 12 years later!
Orion 10/04/16 04:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Quote Interpretation

Yes, please do the quotes! " I gave a long, rambling, meaningless double talk speech that would have made any politician proud." This really reminded me of an incident at one of our meetings. We spent so much time on this drivel at our meetings that on one occasion, one of our group, said they'd had enough, and would give a presentation to make a point on his feelings. It must have been similar to the above, full of totally meaningless cliches, didn't really say anything, buzz words & phrases just strung together, total drivel! At the end we wondered what the boss would say. We were all surprised when he said that it was the best presentation and we should all try to attain what was being presented! :)
Orion 09/30/16 12:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Canadians driving in USA

Goes to show what everybody says is true "B.C. is not part of Canada" I totally disagree! I have an old Mustang Convertible, drive it all year round, NEVER with the roof up. I do live in Canada, TROPICAL Canada! In fact Lumpy, Victoria has warmer winter temps than Richmond Virginia! :)
Orion 09/29/16 06:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadians driving in USA

It had me going for a while! I do remember a few years ago, someone asking on this very forum, about their first planned trip to Canada. They were going to take the 401 Highway through Toronto. They asked if it was a good road or was it "a narrow track that wound its way through the wilderness" !! It is the busiest road not only in North America, but also in the world! I have also heard of people looking at the speed limit signs on Google Streetview and wondering why they were so high! I finally caught on when they mentioned driving on the left. However , I do remember arguing with a phone manufacturer that I had not voided the warranty on my phone by plugging it in to a different power source. She said that Canadian power was different as it was part of France!
Orion 09/22/16 02:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What Football Game R U Watching & Score?

Leicester City vs Burnley. 3-0.
Orion 09/17/16 06:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dry camping for night at Victoria Coho ferry terminal

Yes we have stayed there a few times. No problems, and as for "is it safe", even with all the rubby-dubbs here, it's still very safe.
Orion 09/17/16 06:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Do you stand for the National Anthem?

I'm Canadian/British, but if I were visiting somewhere in the US and they played the anthem, I'd stand, it would be disrespectful not to.
Orion 09/12/16 03:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Provincial parks payments

"the money is going to have goofy names and weird people on them." Do you have any idea how offensive the above, and the rest of your post is? It's a good job that most Canadian RV parks, and other businesses don't have this kind of attitude towards their foreign visitors.
Orion 09/11/16 10:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: CBP 4457, What do you list?

Unless your hiding something, they dont care what you own. No they do not, but they don't have to prove that you bought the item in another country, you have to prove that you bought it in your own country. I don't think that they bother much any more other than guns drugs and cases of booze, but they can still do this. It's different with an RV as you would expect to have a fridge , stove and all kinds of equipment in there. I filled out the Canadian equivalent to this many years ago and put on my big camera kit and binoculars, I havent updated it though.
Orion 09/08/16 09:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Philly to Niagara - routes?

Tore my truck apart and 2 hrs latter told me to enjoy the falls. I'm glad I was nice, it might have been 6hrs if I would have came with the coach. Glad when we got back to the good ol USA. Pleased to know that our border services are doing their job! ;)
Orion 08/15/16 12:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower Twice as Impressive This Year

I estimate the rate to have been about twice the normal.
Orion 08/12/16 01:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower Twice as Impressive This Year

We're camping on the beach, with a perfect view to the north east. In fact, Perseus rises right above our campfire. Plus it's going to be clear, and I have a new bottle of Oakheart Rum!
Orion 08/11/16 11:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone do any Ancestry.com DNA tests?-RESULTS IN!

A friend of mine traces his background to Ireland, but also found out that in 1588 a non Irish ancestor of his, got to Ireland ? How did he get to Ireland. He was a Spaniard, part of the Spanish Armada and in 1588 the ship he was on, shipwrecked off the coast of Ireland during a storm. He made it ashore, married an Irish lass, stayed in Ireland and his Spanish genes were passed on over the generations to the present day. So along with all those Irish DNA...he also has a bit of Spanish DNA. I'm not sure about Scotland, but I know that in the other two Celtic countries, Ireland & Wales, a significant percentage of the population is shorter, darker and swarthy. In Ireland they are called 'Black Irish' and in certain parts of Wales, 'Valley People'. A couple of good examples would be Catherine Zeta Jones and Tom Jones, more so in his younger days. Back in Victorian times, it was commonly believed that this entire segment of the population originated this way, the offspring of randy Spanish shipwrecked sailors from the Armada! It is now recognised that there simply would not have been enough sailors to explain all of this trait and that this group was a pre Celtic wave of immigration from Spain & Portugal.
Orion 08/07/16 10:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Probably not worth mentioning...

Yes, we were there a few years ago. Or I should say, really close to it as now it's a PAID attraction and you have to PAY to go and see a marking on a rock! I can't imagine paying to see that! On edit, it's about 40' from the actual point. Google Map
Orion 07/22/16 11:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Woman and Tattoos

A few small tattoos on your forearms aren't too bad, but when you have them everywhere IMHO, it looks ridiculous. A few pieces of art on the walls of your house look good. If all the walls are completely covered though, it just looks silly! My Dad had a few done when he was in the Army. He started off in China in the 30s when it was being invaded by the Japanese. He had one done on his upper arm of a severed Japanese soldier's head with a dagger stuck in the top of the head and showing down below, coming out of the neck. He had never had a problem with this until my parents moved to Canada and he had his first full examination by their new doctor, Dr. Takahashi!!! :)
Orion 07/20/16 09:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unbelievable...

Why isn't dental and vision included in 'Medical Healthcare' coverage. Just as a matter of interest, they are not covered in BC either and I assume none of the other Canadian provinces or territories.
Orion 07/20/16 05:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Headed for Bella Coola

This guy really enjoyed the trip. I didn't know though that part of The Hill was single lane! THE HILL
Orion 07/16/16 10:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What does the future hold??

You mean the small low bowl in the bathroom that all British tourists use to wash their socks in?
Orion 07/11/16 01:05pm Around the Campfire
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