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Gimme Just a Little More Time – Part 2

August 29, 2013


Hubby and I so enjoyed discovering St. Mark’s Annual Craft Fair in Qualicum Beach last year, we just had to return again for this year’s event. With over 100 vendors on site and a half-dozen buildings to sniff around in, it’s best to come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and cash. The smell of freshly baked cookies […]

Gimme Just a Little More Time – Part 1

August 28, 2013


It has been a busy summer so far! With the temperatures finally cooling a bit now at home, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite photos from my summer travels. Just revisiting these pictures makes me long for another getaway. Hope you enjoy them as much as I had fun taking them. My favourite […]

A Mini Escape from the Cubbyhole – Part 2

June 13, 2013


It was a bit sad to bid farewell to our lovely digs at the Osoyoos Watermark Beach Resort, but Hubby and I were determined to keep the fun escape going. The journey homeward on the following morning was punctuated with a truly outstanding visit to the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. It could have easily been […]

A Mini Escape from the Cubbyhole – Part 1

June 12, 2013


“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – (From “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, 1986) I know it’s a double-edged sword  when you work for yourself yet you need a goof-off day. There’s no revenue being generated, but the time off is so necessary to […]

Confessions of a Bookstore Junkie

March 14, 2013


I discovered a valid gift card to Chapters Indigo the other day, and I can’t wait to get there and poke around the aisles of books. I admit I’m a bookstore junkie by association. I’m blaming my obsession on my mother. I know that may sound like a cheap shot considering she is peacefully departed and […]

Post-Vacation Reality’s Hard to Embrace

February 12, 2013


Returning to cloudy skies, cold temperatures and about ten inches of snow still in the back yard was difficult to adjust to after our time in Hawaii. Today was the first day back at the gym after vacation time and healing from a wisdom tooth extraction (bonus). I fully recognized that it would be a […]

The Tiki Gods are Smilin’ on Me – Part 5

February 7, 2013


Perhaps the Waimea Canyon was the pinnacle of the helicopter tour, but there was more drama in store for Hubby and me. Changing direction again, Jimmy steered the ‘copter towards Mt. Wai’ale’ale, nearly as tall as Mt. Kawaikini. I readily admit a lot of anxiety as he made a direct bee-line for the mountain face, not even entertaining […]

The Tiki Gods are Smilin’ on Me – Part 4

February 6, 2013


As I mentioned in my last post, Kauai’s topography is wildly rugged with outstanding mountain ridges, peaks in the clouds, an extinct volcanic crater, miles and miles of beach, and a deep canyon that rivals the Grand Canyon. So much of it is uninhabited, jungle/rainforest, or inaccessible by road. It was because of this virtual pristineness […]

The Tiki Gods are Smilin’ on Me – Part 3

February 5, 2013


Island-hopping would be great if it wasn’t for planning connections between the islands by plane. In your brain, you know that it’s using up precious vacation/sun time, and the clock is ticking. The topography of Kauai is distinctly different from Maui. Being one of the most westerly islands in the chain that makes up the […]

The Tiki Gods are Smilin’ on Me – Part 2

February 4, 2013


Getting around Maui is a big adventure. A rental car is essential to see all the sights around Maui; it’s so spread out. While a Mustang convertible may be a hoot to drive when the weather is good, some tourists like to get their adrenaline rush by pretending they’re Indiana Jones in Jeeps. (More on Indiana […]