Last weekend my family went out on our first back country camping trip. We had some friends that had an extra site booking so we went out to meet up with them. We loaded up the car, packed our packs, threw the little red wagon into the back of the car, and off we went! … Continue reading My First Experience with Back-Country Camping
This past weekend we took a day trip through a few of the attractions in the Lethbridge area. We decided to take in both the Devil's Coulee Museum in Warner, and Writing on Stone Provincial Park. Our first stop was at the Devil's Coulee Dinosaur Museum in the village of Warner. This is … Continue reading A Wander Through Southern Alberta: Dinosaurs and Badlands
We were looking for something to do this long weekend and my wife let me know that 'Ribfest' would be in town. I was immediately in. Who doesn't love ribs? The event was set up in Galt Gardens in the heart of downtown. There have been numerous events there this summer, a Father's Day event, … Continue reading Fun in Lethbridge: Ribfest 2017!
This summer we went on our longest camping trip as a family yet. We took two weeks and went out to the west coast. Outside of the first night's drive the trip was a lot of fun! We got to see some beautiful scenery, wildlife, and family members we haven't seen in years. The first … Continue reading Recapping B.C.
So midway through our trip, just before we were going to get on the ferry to the Sunshine Coast, we decided to take a short stop and take in one of the biggest tourist attractions on the coast. We stopped at the suspension bridge. Now, I'm not much for heights, so I wasn't impressed with … Continue reading You want me to go where? The Capilano Suspension Bridge
So it's been a while since I've written anything, as I've been on vacation. Time to catch up and write a couple more travel related blogs before getting back to the usual. On our return leg we stopped in the city of Castlegar in British Columbia. Apparently it's the 'City of Sculptures'. It's also in … Continue reading Castlegar: City of Sculptures
Earlier this year we took a visit to Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, an aboriginal culture site in Southern Alberta. For thousands of years the Blackfoot people used this site as a mass kill hunt site to provide food, tools, and clothing for their people. There is now an interpretive center on the site that provides … Continue reading Culture in Southern Alberta: A Trip to Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
I spent the last week in the beautiful country of Barbados. I had the opportunity to see new things, try new things, and eat new foods. Everything travel should be! So here goes on the recap: Day 1 We arrived on Saturday afternoon and were picked up at the airport by the owners of the … Continue reading Recapping Barados
This year I got to experience my birthday in a somewhat different way. Not just in another country, but 170 feet underground. On our second day in the country I grew a year older, and in deference to the epic sunburn I'd earned the day before, we decided that maybe the beach wasn't the best … Continue reading Underground Birthday
This one is going to be a bit of a departure from what I normally write about, so please, bear with me and enjoy! I am currently on holidays in Barbados, and having completed the 'in the pool' portion of my SCUBA certification, I needed to get into some open water and complete the rest. … Continue reading Under the Sea – It is better down where it’s wetter!