Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Portland
July 2012




LAUNCHED: 10 April 2012.       LAST UPDATED: 26 August 2012


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ROB'S ITINERARY:

No Day Date Description/Activity Location Notes
1 Friday 6 July Take 6am #103 Boston Express from Nashua, arriving Logan at 7:15am. Fly Boston to Denver. Pick up Avis car downtown, 1900 Broadway. Conf #: 36580615US1. Was $934.94. Ellie (4/18/12 TC) gave me discounted rate of $825. Drive to J&Ls. At John and Lucy's UA599. BOS-DEN Dep 9:04am Arr 11:32am. Total: $345.40. Conf: P8N1RJ. E-Tkt #: 0162325051953

203 miles
2 Saturday 7 July 970-927-3672
26602 Fryingpan
At John and Lucy's -
3Sunday 8 July Basalt, CO to Crowheart, WY via Little America At Neelon's. 328 miles to Little America; 189 miles to Crowheart. Total: 517 miles (a long day).
4 Monday 9 July Crowheart, WY to Colter Bay, WY Colter Bay Cabins. $183.60. Conf #: RGTL56E54. 41 miles north of Jackson. 800-628-9988. 96 miles.
5 Tuesday 10 July Colter Bay, WY to Bozeman, MT At Bozeman. Days Inn, 1321 North 7th Ave, I-90 & North 7th Ave Exit 306 Phone: 1-406-587-5251; Reservations: 1-800-9873297. 2 nights. Total $173.18 194 miles
6 Wednesday 11 July To and from Two Dot At Bozeman. Days Inn, 1321 North 7th Ave, I-90 & North 7th Ave Exit 306 Phone: 1-406-587-5251; Reservations: 1-800-9873297. 2 nights. Total $173.18 225 miles
7 Thursday 12 July Bozeman, MT to Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park Lake McDonald Lodge 322 miles
8 Friday 13 July Turn in car at East Glacier. Meet up with Ellens. Arrive Rafter Six Ranch Rafter Six 66 or 69 miles depending on route to East Glacier. From East Glacier to Ranch, 269 miles
9 Saturday 14 July Calgary Stampede Rafter Six -
10 Sunday 15 July ? Rafter Six -
11 Monday 16 July ? Rafter Six -
12 Tuesday 17 July ? Rafter Six -
13 Wednesday 18 July ? Rafter Six -
14 Thursday 19 July ? Rafter Six -
15 Friday 20 July Leave Rafter Six Ranch for Kelowna, Alberta Kelowna (with Sue's brother & family) 333 miles
16 Saturday 21 July Mission Hill wine tour. Drive to Vancouver, BC Vancouver. YWCA 733 Beatty St. CDN$81/night. Conf #: 120154970. tel 604 895 5830 241 miles
17 Sunday 22 July Vancouver. YWCA 733 Beatty St. CDN$81/night. Conf #: 120154970. tel 604 895 5830 -
18 Monday 23 July Ferry to Swartz Bay, then ferry to Fulford Harbour Salt Spring Island with the Keoughs. -
19 Tuesday 24 July Ferry to Swartz Bay; bus to Victoria. Victoria. James Bay Inn. Conf #: 130371. 2 nights at CDN$228. 1-800-836-2649
20 Wednesday 25 July Victoria. James Bay Inn. Conf #: 130371. 2 nights at CDN$228. 1-800-836-2649 -
21 Thursday 26 July Ferry to Seattle. Dep 11:20am Arr: ca. 2:20pm
Seattle. At the Greenes. 2-3 hours. http://www.ferrytravel.com/Clipperscheds.htm (1-800-686-0446) http://www.viator.com/tours/Victoria/High-Speed-Passenger-Ferry-From-Victoria-British-Columbia-to-Seattle-Washington/d617-5113_W0042?pref=02&aid=g4525 (1-888-651-9785) 3 a day
$94. Dep 11:20am Ca. 3 hrs.
22 Friday 27 July Seattle. At the Greenes. -
23 Saturday 28 July Seattle. At the Greenes. -
24 Sunday 29 July Amtrak to Portland. Portland. Benson Hotel $189. 309 SW Broadway. 1-800-663-1144. Booking #: 922.377.832. PIN 3617. http://www.booking.com/ 174 miles.
See http://www.amtrakcascades.com
Depart 9:45am Arr 1:50pm Reservation No: 2379CC $36.90. 303 South Jackson Street King Street Station.
25 Monday 30 July Tour Portland Portland. Fly home that night. UA1290. PDX-EWR (Newark) Dep 10:01pm Arr 5:59am next day.
26 Tuesday 31 July Arrive Boston. Boston Express to NH. Jaffrey UA1686. EWR-BOS Dep 6:59am Arr 8:18am. Total: $345.40.
Conf: P8N1RJ. E-Tkt #: 0162325051953


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