|County Map Project
Updated July 25, 2007
The international section of my County Map Project documents my travels outside the United States at the state or provincial scale.
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My first visit to Canada was a brief jaunt near Niagara Falls in the mid-1980s, where I was as impressed by the Canadian national arboretum as I was by the falls themselves.
For many years after that, I did not have the opportunity to travel to Canada, but since moving to Massachusetts in 1997, we have found many excuses to visit Canada. One excuse is that Ontario provides a more scenic and direct route between our home and relatives in Wisconsin. The slow, rural highways of Algonquin are preferable in many ways to the congested urban highways of Chicagoland.
We have enjoyed visiting my Brazilian friend Miguel when he was
studying in Toronto and we enjoyed visiting a Picasso exhibit in
Montreal that was considered too racy for U.S. audiences. Most of all,
though, we enjoyed
driving through and camping near Algonquin Provincial Park,
one of the world's truly great parks.
We returned in July 2007 as part of the UU Niagara Experience. We did not add
any provinces to our map, but we did enjoy brief explorations in the
parks and shops on the Canadian side of the Falls. Unfortunately,
Homeland Security measures make such visits slower and more difficult
than they used to be. Entry to Canada was quick, but the return took a
Clearly, much more of Canada remains to be explored!
|BSC STUDENTS CAN GO TO CANADA, TOO!
The North American Forum on Integration studies the three countries of the NAFTA region -- Canada, Mexico, and the United States -- in terms of their important, tri-lateral relations. Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate in FINA's annual Trimuvirate, a week-long model parliament held in late May. Bridgewater State College will be sending a delegation in May 2007. Contact me immediately if you would like to be part of it; financial assistance will be available to cover most costs. Preference is given to students who speak two of the NAFTA languages: English, French, and Spanish.
I have visited 2 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories.
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