USA Canada 2018

In 2018 we took a trip to USA Canada on the back of a cruise that Angela earned via Stampin’ Up!. The Alaskan cruise was a 7-night journey through the inside passage to Juneau and Skagway.

We added an extra three weeks to see some of North America and Canada and made it an adventure to remember.

Our itinerary
Leaving Brisbane

We flew out of Brisbane at 2145 Saturday 30 June and arrived in Las Vegas at around midnight Saturday 30 June after a 6 hour flight, 4 hour stopover and 9 hour flight

Saturday 30th June 2018
Las Vegas

We arrived here late at night (still June 30) and couldn’t wait to get to bed...

Sunday 1st July 2018
Hoover Dam | Williams

We left the hotel this morning and headed to Treasure Island to pick up our hire car. Once there we were directed to the fourth floor to pick up our Nissan Versa (the US version of the Australian Pulsar)...

Monday 2nd July 2018
Grand Canyon

Today we drove an hour up the road to see the Grand Canyon. It was as immense as it looks and its size truly humbling. We spent the full day there in awe of the magnitude of what we were looking at – 1,000,000 acres right there in front of us....

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Williams was one of those great American towns that could be classed as ‘Anytown’ USA.

It’s situated on Route 66, is known as the gateway to the Grand Canyon National Park and is also the southern Terminus of the Grand Canyon railway...”

Wednesday 4th July 2018
Las Vegas, old school cool

We drove back to Las Vegas first thing this morning and dropped off the hire car around lunchtime...

Thursday 5th July 2018
New York

Friday 6th July 2018
Niagara Falls

We left the Big Apple this morning and flew to Toronto, then onto Niagara Falls. It’s quite amazing the sheer volume of water coming over the edge of the falls – estimated at 570,000 litres/second...

Tuesday 10th July 2018

We left Niagara Falls this morning and boarded our transfer for the 1:40 hour ride to our accommodation in Toronto...

Thursday 12th July 2018

We had an early start this morning as we had a four hour flight to Calgary. We arrived at the airport at around 7:15am and boarded our 8:20am flight soon after...

Saturday 14th July 2018
Rocky Mountaineer

We boarded the Rocky Mountaineer this morning for the first part of our journey from Banff to Kamloops – about 500 km and 10 hrs...

Sunday 15th July 2018

What a day! We started at the waterfront and headed to Grouse Mountain on the free shuttle...

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Thursday 19th July 2018
Alaskan Cruise

We packed up all our stuff again this morning and waited in the lobby for our call to get on the Stampin' Up! provided bus that would take us to the cruise terminal...

Friday 20th July 2018

We disembarked the ship quite early at 8:30am and caught an Uber back to the Sheraton, where we stayed before embarking on the cruise, where they were kind enough to check our bags until we left Seattle...

Friday 27th July 2018
Waikiki Beach

Our penultimate day was spent at Waikiki Beach. The weather was kind to us once again as we wandered up and down the beach front with every other tourist on earth. We pulled the pin on these shenanigans at around 4.00pm and had a swim...

Saturday 28th July 2018
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