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Jul 3, 2008 -

Why I Should Not Be Allowed to Play With Google Maps

Rae goes nuts with Google maps

Rae goes nuts with Google maps

Rae acknowledges that she ‘cannot see everything’ in the 28 days she has to cross the country, knows that she has a year ahead of her, but still decides to play the ‘let’s pretend this is the only chance I’ve got’ game.

Next thing you know, she’s going from Ottawa to Val D’Or to Thunder Bay to Winnipeg to Brandon to Regina to Moosejaw to Saskatoon to Edmonton to Calgary to Banff and Canmore to Medicine Hat to Fort MacLeod to the Crowsnest Pass to Kelowna to Victoria.

Total mileage (or kilometrage, as I like to put it): 5,950

Total km per day I’d have to do: 200

Which means this is totally doable if I alternate long days and stay put days.

Needless to say, I plan to revise this itinerary. 😀

So far my only MUST is that I hit Brandon, MB, at some point since it is home to the largest reptile zoo in Canada!!! I’ll be able to see the longest snake in Canada AND the only two Nile crocodiles in this country!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s been fun to look at the maps, but now it’s back to serious, get on the road, sort of planning. Oh, and I wish a GPS would fall out of the sky; those things are hard to shop for. At least, I’ve narrowed it to a Garmin something.

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