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Hiking Quebec – Montagne D’Argent – 3

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Hiking Quebec – Montagne D’Argent – 3 The Arrival We drove up to the small parking lot at 9:30 am. I had reservations with the large group (14) we had gathered, even if I knew most of them were more than adequate hikers. This mountain had a way of throwing around tough obstacles: ice walls, treacherous… Read More

Hiking Quebec – Les Contreforts

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Hiking Quebec – Les Contreforts Les Contreforts is a section of the National Trail in the Matawinie district of the Laurentians. It’s not a difficult or long hike (10.3 km), but one of the hikers had gotten food poisoning, the night before. She looked less than up to the task of any exertion, much less a… Read More

Bedbugs – Traveller Protect Yourself

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Bedbugs – Traveller Protect Yourself Bedbug Virgin No More 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. After my recent bedbug experience at a tourist rental in West Kelowna, BC – see Bedbug Virgin No More posts with links above –  I decided to share some of the ways I’ve learned to protect myself… Read More

Bedbug Virgin No More 8

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Bedbug Virgin No More 8 Bedbug Virgin No More 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 The Return I drove in at 11:32 am. Both of the owners’ vehicles were there, but the place was a mausoleum. Not a sound, movement of the curtains or radio playing from above. Before I’d left, the front… Read More

Bedbug Virgin No More 7

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Bedbug Virgin No More 7 Bedbug Virgin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 I woke at 7:30 am. After an examination for signs of bugs of the mattresses, bed covers and my sleeping attire, I sauntered down to see if the coffee was good. It was. And breakfast was included in the price of… Read More

Bedbug Virgin No More 6

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Bedbug Virgin No More 6 Bedbug Virgin No More 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The sushi in my stomach turned sour as I stared at the message light. The last thing I wanted was to ruin a decent evening. But if I didn’t listen to the owner’s message now, it would nag at me until… Read More

Bedbug Virgin No More 5

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Bedbug Virgin No More 5 Bedbug Virgin No More 1, 2, 3, and 4 I’d stopped at two hotels in West Kelowna. Neither had a room for two or three nights. I figured it would take at least this long for things to settle down at my rental unit. What would happen after, I’d leave up to… Read More

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