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New Zealand: Auckland – Graphic Art by Colin McCahon, New Zealand

Born in 1919, Colin McCahon was a driving force for art in NZ. The Auckland Art Gallery set up an full exhibit of the breadth of his work, McCahon said of his work, “My painting is almost autobiographical. It tells you where I am at any given time” He lived in 3 different geographic areas of New Zealand and you can see his art shift when his eye meets a new location.

US: Rocky Mountains – – Flying West to San Francisco

Rocky mountains and glacier lakes are always thrilling to see from the window of an airplane.

US: Seattle, WA – Rubbing a Pig for Luck

We saw this for the first time in Florence Italy’s market in about 1991 – and it was a pig there too. Many objects around the world are now there for you to rub and receive good luck.

US: Seattle, WA – City Fish at Seattle’s Pike Place Market

City Fish’s fish throwing fish mongers are one of the reason that the Pike’s Place Market is on the map. We’ve visited many food markets around the world but these guys are the only ones flinging fish across the fish stand and putting on a fun fishy show.

Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Award Winning Costumes

We were attending the Travel Media Association of Canada’s Annual Conference. Since it was the group’s Silver Anniversary, glittery costumes were recommended – for awards of course. We went all out with our costumes and came in First Place.

Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Local Beer and Charcuterie = Yum

The rustic atmosphere at Broers Jansen lends a laid back feel to this place. The charcuterie platter was heaped with variety which paired so well with local Sault Ste. Marie beers.  https://www.broersjansen.com/

Canada: Agawa Canyon, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Agawa Canyon Tour Train Arrives

After the 114-mile train journey through forests, passing lakes and rivers, you descend 500 feet down the canyon wall for 10 miles to the floor of the canyon. You have a chance to get out and explore the Agawa Canyon Park.

 

Canada: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Agawa Canyon Tour Train

This 114-mile Agawa Canyon Tour Train leaves from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. As the city and your stresses fade away, you experience Northern Ontario wilderness.

Canada: Toronto, Ontario – Woody Woodpeckers?

Fun side of Toronto finding this sculpture 2 woodpeckers pecking away in front of the Toronto Convention Center and near the Ripley’s Aquarium. 

Canada: Toronto, Ontario -Spot in a Shark’s Jaw

I don’t think she’s scared inside this shark’s jaw at the Ripley’s  Aquarium of Toronto.