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Re: [teacherartexchange] OT - Planning a Vacation


From: Ann Heineman (aiheineman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 17 2007 - 10:26:05 PDT

Hi Michal,
        My favorite big vacation was in the Canadian Rockies and British
Columbia in 1984. I took VIA RAIL from Toronto to Vancouver, with a
five day stop over in Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise (The train
station here was used in the classic movie, "Dr.Zhivago.") The parks
and mountains are breathtaking. Be sure to take a ride up the
Columbia Icefields, where you will be on top of a glacier. Then at
the end of the train trip I spent two days each in Vancouver and
Victoria, with a side trip to the awesome Butchert Gardens. Getting
there from Kansas: try flying to Seattle, then taking a ferry ride
through Pugent Sound to Victoria or Vancouver. You may also want to
consider Alaska as a destination, too.
There are plenty of museums for you and guy activities for your
husband. Congratulations on your win!!

                                                Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus
                                                Art teacher, K-5, retired

On Jun 17, 2007, at 10:58 AM, M. Austin wrote:

> I know this is off-topic, but this is the only place I know to
> narrow down my search. Friday night I participated in the annual
> cancer relay-for-life, and my name was drawn from those who managed
> to stay for the entire thing (I still can't hardly walk! *L*)
> Anyways, I won two airline tickets to anywhere in the continental
> United States. With NEA hotel discounts & car rentals, we can
> easily afford this surprise trip. But the dilemma? Where to go?!?!
> Since hubby will be accompanying me I won't get more than one or
> two museum visits. I have spent the past day internet searching,
> but maybe you all have suggestions - tourist attractions, unique
> places, etc. TIA!
> ~Michal
> 3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> HS Digital Communications
> Technology Integration Specialist
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