District Of Columbia

    Gunderson's Cannery Cafe, Oregon: Dining With a Panoramic View of the Columbia River (1)

    9/12/17 •

    As a military family, my husband and I have lived and traveled all over. But we’ve never eaten anywhere like Gunderson’s Cannery Cafe on the waterfront in Astoria, Oregon. Housed in a former fishing cannery built in 1879, the pleasant bistro offers a panoramic view of the Columbia River. Naturally, we ordered seafood for lunch…

    Columbia Glacier, Alaska

    9/21/17 •

    Columbia Glacier. We boarded shortly after breakfast, and the next few hours flew by as we watched for sea lions, whales, eagles and waterfalls along south-central Alaska’s beautiful shoreline. But we weren’t prepared for the immense icebergs. They suddenly made our comfortable boat seem much smaller! As we approached the Columbia Glacier — a 6-mile-wide…

    Historic Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos, British Columbia

    9/09/12 •

    We spent a fun-filled, educational and interesting day at the Grist Mill and Gardens in Keremeos, British Columbia. The historic flour mill was built in 1877 by Barrington Price and was restored in the 1980s. It now serves as a living-history museum–it’s the only mill in British Columbia that still has its original grinding machinery!…

    Othello Tunnels, British Columbia: Carved From Granite for a Railroad Line

    7/07/14 •

    …Hope is where Trans-Canada Highway 1 meets Highways 3 and 5, roughly 35 miles northeast of Chilliwack. The day-use park, open from April through mid-November, is just east of Hope, off Highway 5 (take Exit 183 north). Parking costs about $2.50 (in U.S. dollars) per vehicle. To learn more, telephone Tourism British Columbia at 1-800-435-5622….

    Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park in Southern British Columbia

    11/11/16 •

    Last summer, my girlfriend and I ran across Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park in southern British Columbia — a perfect place to take a break. Spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, the sixth-highest waterfall in Canada, tumbles 197 feet over the smooth rock face of Mount Cheam. We enjoyed a 15-minute walk through lush greenery to the…

    Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia: An Amazing Engineering Achievement

    3/29/18 •

    Late fall or early spring is a great time to drive through spectacular Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park of Canada, located in east-central British Columbia. My girlfriend and I find that the park’s traffic greatly diminishes during these seasons. This magnificent stretch of road winds through the heart of the Selkirk and Monashee ranges….