Gail and Jon are forced into a life of simplicity

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Enforced Simplicity Gail and I have embarked on an eight week journey without a schedule or an agenda. We will be living out of a 15 foot camperized vehicle with no fixed address. We each have a small bin for clothes and a bag of shoes. Our food fits in a refrigerator smaller than a breadbox and other household products … Read More

Gail and Jon Playing Tourist in Victoria

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Bill drives us downtown and we tour the Royal BC Museum, taking in the Emily Carr exhibit (which focuses on her  youth) and visit the history of BC (one of my favourite features of this museum, showing things like the history of the salmon canning industry). We grab a bite at Sam’s Deli (owned by Roger’s chocolates) and tour a … Read More

On to Victoria – Gail and Jon on the road

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We drive down island and stop at Averill winery in Cowichin. A lovely stop; owned by Andy and Wendy Johnson (former Edmontons who owned the Medi-Centres). We have a wine tasting and fall in love with their blackberry dessert wine.   Averill Winery owned by Andy and Wendy Johnson, ex Edmontonians Bottle in hand, we continue on and arrive in Oak … Read More

Gail and Jon head up the Sunshine Coast

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We leave Osoyoos and head to two wineries Crowsnest and Forbidden Fruit. I purchase Sauvignon Blanc, a Cabernet Merlot and an award winning Iced Apple wine.   Wine from Forbidden Fruit (above) and the  winery below.  We  arrive in Burnaby BC to Adam and Thomas’s – friends from Edmonton who moved to Saskatoon and then Burnaby a few years ago. … Read More

Gail Hall heads to Nelson to experience their food

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April 8, 2011 Now, Nelson has a population of 10,000 and I’m sure they have more independent coffee shops and restaurants than most cities that size. There are some hidden gems to satisfy hunger and soul. We had breakfast at the Full Circle Café. I go for the healthy choice, granola with yogurt finished with mango puree. Shannon’s Nanny Benny’s … Read More

Two Months on the Road with Gail Hall

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From April 6 to May 29, check in with me as I travel with Jon in our Westfalia van to the west coast and down the Pacific Coast Hwy, writing about all things food along the way. Once we get through the first week of visiting friends and family along the way, we’ll stick to going as far in a … Read More