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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Visitors by tucsonmike on 23 January 2008 11:40pm
This would be along the line of Palin's Travels. I met Marcel, because he was a customer when I first started @ Chamberlain. We got to talking and we correspond.
They were vacationing in Tucson and came for dinner Saturday night.
Marcel and Rita are from Winnipeg. We are now talking about taking the train to Churchill, Manitoba to see the polar bears.
It is like meeting Palin people. I sent Marcel the link.
Re: Visitors by Spursfan on 24 January 2008 12:20am
Oh Mike I would LOVE to see Polar Bears [though I suspect I would be nervous!!!]!!

I hope you make the trip and more importantly, that you enjoy it.

Re: Visitors by tucsonmike on 24 January 2008 12:26am
You and Zak can come you know. You ride in special buses for safety.
Re: Visitors by Spursfan on 24 January 2008 12:33am
I know, I've seen them on TV - the ones with H-U-G-E wheels!!

He would love to see them too, maybe one day we will.
Re: Visitors by Lounge Trekker on 24 January 2008 4:32am
I've shared this link in the past. I don't know if it's still a live cam, but it usually shows some great footage of these behemoths. At this time, there are two of them play-fighting and wrassling in the snow.


Yes, Anne, I think you would be wise to stay away from these guys. They are massive and might eat anything, dead or alive.

If you go to Churchill, you might want to fly there. I'm afraid the rail voyage might be several days of trees and lakes and little else to see. A few days or a day and a night...from Winnipeg! From an aircraft, you can see the geological formation change from shield to tundra. I'm not even sure rail service exists to Churchill. I think the nature of tundra prevents installion of railbeds because of the permafrost.

Lounge Trekker
Re: Visitors by tucsonmike on 24 January 2008 5:49am
The couple in my Toastmasters club who went to Botswana might want to go as well.
Re: Visitors by Spursfan on 24 January 2008 10:24am
Thanks for the link, Pete - it says the live cam has ended for the year and has 'highlights' of 2007. Still good though.

If we did 'do' the polar bears of course we would have to include it in a visit to my relatives in Alberta (Calgary). We have never been to Canada (although we flew over it on the way back from Mexico- think it was the Newfoundland part - I can remember following it on the monitor before the pilot 'turned right'!!) to visit them though various members of the 'Canadian branch' have visited us (they are 2nd or 3rd generation).

Re: Visitors by elina on 24 January 2008 1:04pm
I saw years ago a program where Ewan McGregor went to Alaska (?) to see polar bears. I've always liked polar bears, one of my favourite animals :)

(Funny thing is that there are people around the world, I guess, who think polar bears also lives in Finland. But no, they don't. The climate is a bit too warm for them. Only polar bears here are in the animal park.)
Re: Visitors by geordiegirl on 24 January 2008 6:19pm
Sounds great, Mike. Hope you both make the trip

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