Snowpocalypse 2011: Edmonton Edition

On Friday afternoon the snow started falling… and falling… and falling… By Saturday morning there was a good 20 cm of fresh powder. Even though motorists were advised to stay off the roads, they didn’t look that bad in our area yet and so we piled the dog into the Honda Element (with snow tires)Continue reading “Snowpocalypse 2011: Edmonton Edition”

Jasper Photo Diary

Friday, September 10th: Left Edmonton at 7:30am. Hit some construction on the Henday and missed my turn. After a short detour back on the road. Stop in Edson for Tim Horton’s breakfast sandwich combo. Doug at trailhead. Used Don’t Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies hiking guide to choose Trip #123: Beaver, Summit andContinue reading “Jasper Photo Diary”

Montreal, Mon Amour (and Onwards to Ottawa)

My friend, Andria, arrived in Montreal June 3rd, which turned out to be perfect timing, as by that point my brain couldn’t hold any more information about history and aviation (or anything else for that matter)… I met Andria when I was living in Wyoming and while she has logged many air and road miles,Continue reading “Montreal, Mon Amour (and Onwards to Ottawa)”

Of Rugby and Riker

This past weekend was a big one for our little family. It marked the opening game of Doug’s rugby season with Edmonton’s Leprechaun-Tigers (yes, that’s really their name, although they usually refer to themselves as the L-Ts. I wonder why?). Go green! Doug played on teams all through high school and undergrad, and his lastContinue reading “Of Rugby and Riker”

It’s Been A Hard Month’s Work

I am sitting here trying to think of how to start this post. Staring at my hands poised above the keyboard I see various shades of paint, the bit of subfloor still lodged under my fingernail, and the cuts and bruises from banging into things like walls and pry bars. These are not the handsContinue reading “It’s Been A Hard Month’s Work”