Friday, January 23, 2009

While We're At It, O Canada Too!

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette humor columnist Samantha Bennett composed a witty, detailed travelogue of her trip through Western Canada last summer. I defy any red-blooded American to peruse the photography-rich blog of her adventures and not resolve to exchange massive quantities of U.S. greenbacks into Canadian loonies at the earliest opportunity. Here it is:

2 Weeks in the Provinces

Highlights include some of the most scenic railroad rides in the world and a new version to Monty Python's "Lumberjack Song" in tribute to Canadian Rail, composed by Ms. Bennett and read out loud by a willing but Python-deficient conductor. Add to that a blog entry entitled "Pining for the Fjords" and you have a good sense of the Palinesque spirit of the endeavor (Michael, not Sarah).

Western Canada apparently includes anything that's not Montreal or the Maritimes, for her eastbound journey continues all the way to Toronto, with wonderful and quirky sights documented along the way. Travelers to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver seeking an extended journey in rail-accessible Canada before or after the Games will find plenty in this entertaining blog to whet their appetites.

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