A Live Graffiti Exhibition of Spray Paint in the Dominion Industrial Area

Yesterday whilst out and about in the city we came across a random graffiti event. Several local artists were designing, creating and spray painting the three sides of a blue and black building at 14408 111th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta Canada The event was sponsored by a local artistry club as well as Loop Italy…

A Spring Hike Along a Forestry Road in Nordegg, Alberta

“About eight years ago, my wife and I lived in South Korea and…” I started telling my story to the red masked bandit about this time when I decided to drive out to Nordegg, Alberta Canada to go on a spring hiking trip. Let’s quickly backup… In January 2012 my wife and I moved to…

A Red Masked Bandit Tells a Story in a Rock and Gem Shop

Whilst I was looking through the three bins of rough stones another guy entered the store. There must have been half-a-dozen people in the shop and the owner went off to provide assistance to other customers. As I stood spraying water onto the pieces and seeing each side light up with a nice polished colour…

Weekend Findings Inside a Rock and Gem Shop

Pulling the steering wheel right the Tacoma’s front tires slowly moved us off 111th avenue and into the parking lot. People were standing everywhere outside watching a couple of graffiti artists paint murals on the building next door to the one we intended to enter. After parking the truck, I was concerned about the length…

A Book, A Tea and Two Early Afternoon Shop Stops

This morning started like any other Saturday morning. Woke up at 6:26am and headed for the bathroom then wandered into the kitchen when I noticed it was six-twenty-six in the morning. Yawning I pressed the kettle button as the water started to churn then my brains caught up to what day it was. “Shit, isn’t…

3 Nights at Pembina Provincial Park Campground, Alberta

Squeezing out the final two emails on Friday afternoon at 3:03pm I waved goodbye and ran out the office door. An hour later the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport was packed with two coolers, a tub of cooking supplies, 3 canvas grocery bags, two backpacks and an EduScience telescope. Down the TransCanada highway we went…

A Beginner’s Review of an EduScience 114mm AZ SM Telescope

The fascination for myself about the topic of astronomy really started to develop back in Junior College circa 1995. I spent two semesters learning about this science and was really only ever engaged during practicum as it included three things I truly love; Travel Nighttime Looking up at the stars The romance of huddling around…

Is a Good Beginner’s Telescope, the Celestron Travel Scope 60?

Everyone may have heard that recently there was a comet which flew by the Earth in the Northern hemisphere for nearly the entitr month of July. It was called C/2020 F3 or Neowise. I spent my fair share of nights (eight to be exact) searching the sky without success. This weekend we are headed out…

Remembering Times Gone By

On January 1, 2012 my wife and I moved into a one-bedroom condo in a small rural Albertan town called Stony Plain, Alberta. We lucked out as this was a newer building with construction ending in 2010. The building had been built to house retirees. However the developer did not plan appropriately when it came…

A Week Lost in Trail, British Columbia, Canada

The Ford F150 struggled up Kootney Pass (elevation 5400m / 17,715 ft) in Southern, British Columbia as it pulled the eighteen foot trailer loaded down with radio equipment. Myself and three technicians in two other vehicles had just cleared the last large obstacle before descending down into Salmo, where we would turn south and finish…

A Round of Eighteen at Norwester Disc Golf Course

Yesterday, after work I happily sped off down the street and within fourteen minutes I pulled up to the curb and parked across the street from Norwester Park. This nine hole course has both a main course and an alternative course. The main course is 886 meters long and has is a great challenge for…

Round One at The Hills at Charlesworth Disc Golf Course, Edmonton, Alberta

When a player searches for Disc Golf Courses here in Edmonton only a handful of them appear. Unless you include the greater metro area in which you’ll have to drive a minimum of thirty minutes to reach the town’s of Beaumont, Leduc or Spruce Grove. Edmonton Rundle Park Newster Park Hills at Charlesworth Beaumont 4-Seasons…

A Beginner’s Introduction to the Sport of Disc Golf

Sometime ago, way back in time probably a decade ago there was a place I lived near a desert. One afternoon a man walked into our condo with a bag of plastic discs. These discs had names like Astor, Enigma, Magician and Gremlin. Each disc had a random set of numbers stamped on top 11,…