A junk shopping day with birthday girl musings with video

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Canada eggs crate, birdhouse and chicken egg basket at The Back Porch at Harrison Hot Springs, BC

My favorite kind of day in the whole wide world is an unplanned one. Can you relate? I actually had an appointment earlier on April 6th, which also just happened to be my birthday. Prepared for rain, I glanced up at the sky and the clouds parted. Shadows! Some sunshine! So without a care in […]

A bike ride in the snow… and 4 brave things.

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Yesterday was NEARLY thee day… but not quite. I had been patiently waiting for the remaining ice on the road to leave the premises so I could finally hop on my bike and hit the trails. However road shoulders were still inhabited by those annoying little ice glaciers. So I set off on foot instead, […]

Happy New Year ice storm musings

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Happy New Year, dear friends! And what a new year it has been in our neck of the woods. We were hit with a major ice storm right after Christmas, and it’s been cold enough to hold onto those temps and most of the ice. It’s starting to get old now though with crusty, dirty […]

Lessons from the fall rain

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I’m beginning to appreciate the many layers of fall. It seems like yesterday that I was moping about the heat of summer leaving us. It packed its shades and sunscreen and just flat out left our country seemingly overnight, leaving leaves all over the place in complete haste. The nerve! I guess that meant while I moped about being home […]

A fall bike ride through BC’s own Kauai

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Sat AM… I totally forgot to post the weekend link party! My apologies. Let’s give this weekend a miss and continue next week. Happy DIYing! If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to visit Hawaii’s Kauai, you’ll know where I’m coming from in this post. When I first arrived in Kauai, all I could do was […]

An old theatre, Flood Falls and other must visits in Hope

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When I glanced outside this AM, I noticed the clouds moved in. Going out onto the patio with my first coffee of the day, the air was crisp! How can that be? Yesterday was one of the hottest days we’ve had this summer yet! Signs that summer is coming to a close are looming ahead. […]

A new walking trail, travel musings and a health update.

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Last night I watched this fascinating several part show on TV (through Shaw On Demand) called Walking The Nile. (Amazon affiliate link) It was about a guy that walked along the Nile River, regarded as the longest in the world, from start to finish taking 9 months. 9 MONTHS! He bought his own camels, traversed through the Sahara […]

When the river runs dry.

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Hello there! Wow, it feels good to tap some keys again! You may or may not have noticed I took a week off from all things blog. I could see my own tap was just running outta water and my mind needed to just live life without blogging about it for a spell. The little break […]

Inspired by my tranquil Othello cabin riverfront getaway

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Happy summer, friends! How is your summer shaping up? I’ll be completely honest… once I returned from my much needed little extended getaway, I wasn’t sure where my mind was. It was stuck somewhere in the middle of complete escape vacation mode wondering where to take off next, all the way to start sharing my […]

The lazy bike ride and the $56 doll.

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I took nearly a week off from my beloved bike rides. A WEEK! I didn’t mean to take a week off. It just kinda happened.  When I was returning from the rides, it’s like I felt like collapsing. One evening I forced myself up the stairs, and threw myself on the bed fully clothed for […]