Category Archives: Vacation

Freezing Rain in Downtown Atlanta

Midtown Atlanta today was covered in a layer of ice Wednesday morning. Where I live, near North Avenue and Piedmont, the roads were covered in an icy slush that didn’t seem to be very slippery; the few careful drivers that … Continue reading

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It’s Snowing in Atlanta

It’s snowing in Atlanta, and for the first time since 2011 (that I’m aware of), snow is sticking to the ground. Being from Canada where snow can be found on the ground every year during the winter, the reactions and … Continue reading

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Baked Oatmeal Casserole

Heavy rain throughout July 4 in Atlanta made for a day to stay inside and bake. A friend of mine recently shared a recipe for an oatmeal casserole that involved old fashioned oats, wild berries, a banana, and walnuts. Yum. … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day Y’All

Celebrations in my Atlanta apartment included the creation of a dozen butter tarts while listening to classic Canadian artists that I otherwise don’t listen to often enough: Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, and Don Messer.  

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Cats Can Play Musical Instruments Too!

The Acro Cats show came to Atlanta for a few days, I went to see them perform on opening night. The grand finale consisted of a chicken playing the cymbals while five cats played various musical instruments surprisingly well, given … Continue reading

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Good Morning

I woke up this morning to discover that the route of a marathon & half marathon included the street I live on. I feel like exercising now.

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North Carolina Ski Trip

Skiing in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains doesn’t compare to skiing in B.C.. But when you live in Atlanta, $125 for the equipment rental, lift ticket, transportation, hotel and two meals is hard to beat. Granted, that price was that … Continue reading

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Crowsnest Highway Road Trip

On a 3 day vacation, I drove from Calgary through Cranbrook, Osoyooos, along the Crowsnest Highway (#3), with my mother who wanted to spend time with her son and see some mountains. We stopped at a number of wonderful stores … Continue reading

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Jasper National Park

In June I made another road trip, from Vancouver to Sherwood Park (near Edmonton). I guess after driving across the country in a u-haul, a 14 hour drive doesn’t seem all that long, especially if there is a national park … Continue reading

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