It’s Moments Like These You Need…

To look down at the world around you and admire the imperfections below your feet. Remember all the cracks that you’ve really enjoyed during your years here on the planet. It’s Moments Like These You Need… To look around you and find beauty in an obtuse subject matter to which you will be enlighten along…

Modern Flight, a Tutorial in Flying a Drone

On Christmas morning it took 22-minutes of unwrapping presents from my family in order to receive my mini-first person drone called Tello. Tello is small, small enough to fit in the palm of my hand (albeit I’ve a pretty large palm). From the first flight on top of our bed, to the moment I wrapped…

Where Have You Been? Part Deux

The original story “Where Have You Been?” was published on May 17, 2020 with a total of 1,345 words, which included scandalous information and a sordid story about my epic whining about why I still had to work whilst everyone else was sent home to enjoy their houses, children and families during this epic COVID-19…

A Grape Escapes Wine Tour in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia Canada

Usually every April the wife and I, spend about 10 days taking a road trip down to the Okanagan Valley in southern British Columbia to celebrate our anniversary, and what better way to do that then exploring wine country! In 2019 we opted to take a wine tour through Grape Escapes Wine Tour Company and…

Crowning of a Champion

Just before heading out the front office door to sit at the nearby green plastic picnic table to eat lunch, I overheard a conversation between colleagues talking about one of their fathers just having knee replacement surgery. And that he is now in recovery with 20 something screws in it. This made me think about…

Summer Excitement at Edith Cavell Glacier

Earlier in the week we were expecting our return journey on Saturday July 4 to consist of breakfast, a stop for fuel in the townsite of Jasper and the three plus hour drive back to Edmonton. Whilst at Sunwapta Rocky Mountain Lodge, we learnt a section of the Snaring River just east of Jasper had…

To Unplug or Not to, That is My Question

Last night twenty people I know came out to have dinner and attend a comedy show. It was a swell time filled with laughter, humility, heckling and the most amazingly delicious homemade cake that my friend Abiola made in her #kejisbakery. During dinner I noted 75% of the time people were surprisingly not on their…

Mud and Trail, a Slippery Biking Adventure

Today’s great adventure started with two sunnyside up eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns and toast followed by packing our mountain biking bags and prepping the bikes for the journey. Last night we were informed the trail out to Big Bend has a few mucky spots due to the rain over the past few days. The 6.5…

The Albertan Highway of Waterfalls

Coming out of Canmore you chuck a left onto the TransCanada Highway #1 within five minutes of entering the highway you will pass thru Banff National Park entrance. With our annual pass already on the rear view mirror you’ll proceed 24 kilometers to the three exits for Banff! But since you’ve been there done that…

Trotting Around Canmore for Canada Day

The plan was hatched over last night’s tequila exploration at Cabeza Grande followed by Marg’s at 1809 Tavern on Main Street, in Canmore. The expectation to wake early about eight in the morning then head over to Chez Francois for a breakfast. After that pickup our local friend Kate and some cash then start the…

Please Do Not FLY Your Drone in the Park

Sitting at Chez Francois awaiting what will be our next awesome breakfast meal, I’m catching up on some light literature by reading the Parks Canada website surrounding the use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) also known as drone. Yesterday, after our exploration of the Lake Minnewanka trail system, I pulled over near this amazingly…

A Business Class that I’ll ALWAYS Pay For

There is restaurant in Canmore called Cabeza Grande, along eighth street, its a can’t miss location for Tacos, Burritos and TEQUILA! Okay, its more about trying a variety of tequilas for us tonight and the flight of four chosen as Business Class Flight. Business Class Flight consisted of; Cabo Wabo 100% Agave Blanco Montelobos Mezcal…

GT or Not to GT that is the Question?

Simply put I’m a research hound. When the time comes to buy a new object I spend countless hours reading over the specifications, digging into the history of the object, what are the pros and what are the cons, what is the current pricing, what is the history behind this object, is it new, has…