February 22, 2010

Vacations 2010: Walking on the Wild Side

We finished up our major 2010 vacation planning and completed all the arrangements last week. Now that my knee has mended sufficiently and we are completing our downsizing efforts, we are going to address some items on our lengthy “bucket list”. It’s time to walk on the wild side, Canadian style. We have declared this the “Year of the Bear"!

We are taking two organized tours. These excursions specialize in small groups and have a primary emphasis on nature. And both are rated as “easy” in terms of physical exertion. On the first one, we will head out to the Bella Coola area of British Columbia. A wilderness lodge in the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park will serve as our home base. Exploring by raft and helicopter, we’ll be photographing grizzly bears and other regional wildlife. After the tour, we’ll be staying in the beautiful city of Vancouver for a few days, taking in the sights and visiting with some online friends.

The second adventure will be a Manitoba expedition to Churchill, the polar bear capital of the world. Using special vehicles, we will be venturing onto the frozen tundra to experience the thrill of seeing polar bears in their natural habitat. We might spot some beluga whales and see the dancing northern lights too! An optional helicopter trip will show us the remarkable Hudson Bay area from an aerial vantage point. Additionally, we’ll be soaking up the cultural heritage of this remote frontier town.

So there you have it! Our major journeys later on this year will be doozies, don’t you think?


  1. How exciting. I'm happy for you guys! :)

  2. I'm so glad you are venturing out to a great vacation. Keep us up to date.

  3. Yes! I think that they'll be trips of a lifetime. All that gorgeous scenery watching the Olympics got to you, didn't it?!

  4. Exciting stuff Donna! I've only been to Vancouver and I loved it!! Good things come to those that wait! LOL Happy that your knee is letting you enjoy life again! I just have one question, can I hide in your suitcase? LOL

  5. You're going to go play with the Big White Ferocious always looking for something to eat...Bears??Hahaa... Marty Can Not go this time!!!Hahaaaa

    Looks like a Blast Donna! I know you two will enjoy it!

  6. sounds amazing, donna.....yeah you!!!!
    it's fun to walk on the wild side isn't it? :-)

  7. holy cow!! when you go all out-- you go ALL out!
    sounds awesome!
    i can tell ya now-- it sounds cold to me-- and i wouldn't even think about it-- so i will wait for the pix :))
    but i know it will be an adventure !
    can't wait to hear all about it-
    nothin boring about you at all-- can't fool me none


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