19 Days and Counting Down…

In nineteen days Distracted in Alberta will have reached 365 days of being active on the internet and what have we learnt during those three-hundred and sixty-five days? The first thing we’ve learnt is although you, yourself might really like the title of your site, its not always taken by the audience in the same…

Seven Incremental Changes, Are They Working?

If you were around last week then you may have read James post about “How to Change Habits in Incremental Time Periods” and IF you are like me, I just laughed and laughed about how easy the low bar could be set. Seriously, you can set the limit to be 1-minute or 1-repetition on the…

How to Change Your Habits in Incremental Time Periods

Its become apparently obvious over the past six months that we tend to write more articles during the colder winter months whilst we are trapped indoors more than when those beautiful spring days POP UP in mid-April and quickly yield into long gorgeous summer months of June, July and August. Anyone who clicks on the…

Review of 2022 Aspirations, Goals and Monthly Achievements

At the end of Twenty Twenty-One, we reviewed our intended goals with our actual goals to see how that comparison panned out. What we realized was we wrote a list of New Years Resolution goals and by the middle of the year we totally forgot to check-in with what those goals were or to see…

Welcome to Golden, British Columbia Would You Like a Detour?

Pulling into Golden she says, “I’d like to use a bathroom, can we stop somewhere?” I smiled at her need to use the restroom for the third time in less than two hours. “Of course we can, I really need to stretch my legs. Did you see the detour sign on the way into town?”…

The Big Bang vs God; A Comparison of Theories

Here’s the thing I really wanted to inform you of this morning. It’s a real “treat” about scientology and all that stuff surrounding the Big Bang Theory (not the TV show). Let’s say for instance that scientology is correct. I know, some of you are like “say what!?” But let’s just say it’s true. Okay. A…

We Like It Raw; Dining near Hapjeong-dong station, Seoul, South Korea

There I was standing on a street corner just outside of Hapjeong-dong station, thinking about what I should have for lunch, when I heard a familiar voice shouting amongst the traffic sounds. Looking around, I knew that voice… and I thought to myself, nah it cannot be… It’s impossible he’s not supposed to be here for another…

Black Swift Winery of West Kelowna British Columbia

Shauna smiled at the host then hopped into a tirade of where we started our morning down in Penticton, how we got lost looking for breakfast but had a great time wandering around near the shore line then found a nice host down at Beaumont Family Estate Winery whom recommended we come up here to…

A Variety of Grapes in West Kelowna, British Columbia

She handed over the receipt and before departing from Beaumont Estate Winery Sandy says to us, “I think you two would really like Black Swift Winery, it’s just up over the hill past Grizzli Winery. You should check it out if you have time.” We nodded our bobble heads, thanked her for the tasting, the…

What Aaron Learnt Today about the Home Buyers Repayment Plan

About a year ago, some of you may know that Aaron and his wife Shauna bought their very first townhouse! Those two kids were SUPER EXCITED to get their grubby little mitts on a property which they could call their own. Of course with any shiny new toy they were unsure what they should do…

Playing Winery Roulette in West Kelowna, British Columbia

The Okanagan Valley has always held a special place in our hearts as we’ve been coming down to southern BC since we moved to Calgary back in 2007. Its a shortish drive from Alberta to British Columbia and in the twenty-plus road trips to this gorgeous valley we have spent less than five percent of…

A West Wing Morning in Penticton, British Columbia

Between the stroll from the balcony to the water faucet and back again, I peek at the wall clock it says two oh five in the morning and I think she’s been asleep for a few hours now whilst I’ve been enjoying this lounge chair, the balcony and the rotating stars above the Cascade Mountains…

Tonight is Our Honeymoon, An Upgrade Would be Nice!

For nearly a decade whenever we found ourselves in Penticton, British Columbia or nearby we talked about staying the night at The Penticton Lakeside Resort but we always found a better deal elsewhere in a nearby accommodation at a vineyard or guest lodge. However on this particular road trip I had gone past windshield concentration…

Windshield Concentration or A Hotel, Its Your Choice!

Turning right onto highway 97 we headed north with good intentions to reach the northern side of the Okanagan Valley and possibly grab a hotel in either Kelowna (1 hr 33 mins) or Vernon (2 hrs 10 mins) or possibly as far as Sicamous (3 hrs 15 mins) which would assist us in tomorrow’s endeavour…

Kicking it with the GP’s in Osoyoos, BC

She depressed her index finger against the door bell and it chimed inwardly into the light brown stucco home where the GP’s were enjoying their mid-afternoon conversations. Moments later the door swung inward with her Grandfather standing on the opposite side just beyond the entrance mat enticing you to take off your shoes and stay…

One Hundred Twenty Five Kilometres to Osoyoos, BC

Before jumping back into the Tacoma for the hour and a half drive West towards the southernmost town of the Okanagan Valley known as Osoyoos, we opted to stretch our legs and do a bit of boutique shopping in town. “Where do you want to go?” she asked as I pulled her down the sidewalk…

Avant-garde at The Wooden Spoon Bistro in Grand Forks, BC

Weaving our way through the hospital we reached the front doors which lead us out into the parking lot and our nearby Tacoma. Her face swelled for the first time in twenty-four hours and tears began dripping off her chin. The uncontrollable tears were finally running rampant as she realized this might be the last…

Love and Honour in Grand Forks, British Columbia

“Twenty-six more kilometres and we are in Grand Forks,” I said as she starred blankly out the window watching the pine trees pass by in a blur. “Are we headed directly to their house?” Came my second first of three questions. The others being, would you like to stop for a coffee or ice cream…

Tire Repair, Recalls and Breakfast in Castlegar, British Columbia

Rising before our alarm clocks we sprung out of bed to use the restroom before Shauna’s eyes rolled open to start our next morning adventure. Today we were headed two and a half blocks to the Castlegar Toyota Dealership to have the nail which randomly appeared in Cranbrook in the rear passenger tire be repaired….