An Albertan Ice Skating Experience at Rich Valley Arena

Seven years ago had someone said to me, “Aaron, one day you will learn to ice skate and enjoy it“, I would have wholeheartedly laughed back at your comment. The reason why, I would be laughing is back in my twenties a girlfriend tried getting me into rollerblading. The only thing I experienced then was…

What is on the Horizon near Sainte-Flavie, Quebec?

“What is on the horizon,” I pointed out the window, “over there behind that building. It looks like driftwood sticking out of the water? Or maybe its an old pier with no boardwalk planks,” my arm now out the window as the wife slowed down from 60kmph to 30. “Your right. What is that?” she…

Head North on Route 299 Beatrice Informed

“The peninsula is an amazing place full of friendly Quebec-Acadians and their history. However if you have a few days before wanting to be in Quebec City than I suggest going all the way around route 132, through the town of Gaspe. Otherwise I would suggest taking 132 until you reach the north route 299,”…

Conversations in a Bathurst Lounge

Pursuing the menu at the lounge, the wife ordered a 9-ounce local red wine and I, a local Bathurst IPA. As we sipped our beverages, we talked and laughed about the absurd drive here. Eventually our minds rested on the ‘what to do tomorrow’ topic. I pulled out the ol’ Samsung Note5 and fired up…

An Unforgettable Experience in Bathurst, New Brunswick

After white knuckling it for forty-six more minutes in the blinding rainstorm we reached the city limits of Bathurst. Thankfully we did not have to change roads as route 134 took us into downtown and straight to the Best Western Plus hotel and suites. We left the SUV under the pull through and went inside…

Summer, its going, going, gone

It’s been one of those summers’ where you think its just begun and its nearly over with. Yesterday, I woke up and looked at my phone, then looked again… July 31st, huh, really, I thought as my alarm kept ringing as I lay in bed starring at the ceiling, wondering where the time had gone? Over the…

What its like to Attend a Police Auction?

While perusing the EBC website, I came across a notice about a Police Auction taking place at Reid’s Auction house, on Saturday June 2 at 10:00am. As it turns out, Reid’s hosts a monthly Police Auction on the first Saturday of every month. They have a viewing the day before from 10am to 4pm and on…

Camera Down, Camera Down… What’s Next?

Just before our pilgrimage to Ireland in April 2016, I sent out a search party and performed in-depth research on compact point-and-shoot digital cameras. For the longest time, I had been a Canon EOS-1N RS or Mamiya M645 shooter. I loved both brands. It gave me the best of both worlds. Fast SLR, fast crisp…

Nutrition… What is Really Good for You?

For nearly 18 months now, I have been telling my lovely wife that we need to go see a nutritionist to learn what the two of us require to meet our specific food intake, and how to properly feed our bodies in order to get the right calories, micronutrients, macronutrients, and feel healthy. In January,…

Snuggled Bumper to Bumper along a Short Twisty Windy Road

I swear to you what I am about to say to you, “is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. So, help me God.” Or at least some version of it. A microcosm if you will. A handful of years ago, a young woman and a young man, decided to get married in…

British Columbia Provides Golfers with Plenty to Shoot, Fore

Sometime back in August we spent a day on a golf course with family trying to escape the harsh winds of Calahoo Hills Golf Course in Alberta. The family cheered us on, as the wife and I, played in the foursome with her parents. In the end, the day was full of challenges and triumphant…

You Should Always Practice This Car Task in the Summer Time

This afternoon, as I sat researching information about health and wellness online, my wife’s sister sent a text asking if we wanted to meet up at Landmark Cinema in Spruce Grove to see Pitch Perfect 3? “Hey the sista wants to know if we want to go to the movie?’, said my wife. “Which movie? When? and…

The Origins of Turkey Day aka Thanksgiving in Canada!

Thanksgiving in Canada is on the second Monday of October every year. And those lovely people to the South of the boarder, commonly referred to around here as ‘Merica, really have no clue when it comes to holidays in the country North of their boarder. Canadians have enjoyed Thanksgiving well before their counterparts to the South. And…

Driving on an Unmarked Backcountry Road in Search of a Tall Tree

Seven point five kilometres northwest of Port Renfrew is an unmarked road which if you drive it, it will take you to a place where trees have been growing for thousands of years.  These trees are of the cedar variety and can grow over 11metres in circumference! The area is now known as Avatar Grove…

Today, A Bright Pink Package Arrived in the Mail

What is the silliest story that you have heard of in the last 24-hours? Honestly, there are hundreds of stories which occur every single day. All of my stories tonight revolve around my wife, her antics and her workplace. Unfortunately her workplace antics tonight are “classified” and I am unable to share the what happened,…

10 Things to Do THIS Summer in Central Alberta Canada

What are potentially the Top 10 Things to Do This Summer in Central Alberta, Canada? Well, really there should be a list of about 100 things to do in Edmonton and the Metro surrounding area. Of course “metro” is a loose term since really the next biggest town with a population over 100,000 people is 2-hours…

Did Someone Say “May”?

The best thing I can say is… what happened to April? No. Seriously… where did it go? Okay, so, I failed to post as many articles as I was hoping to. Which coincidentally seems to be my pattern over the last couple of years. Super strong start in January. Pretty well in February. Petering out…

Wandering through Edmonton’s Ice District

Sitting down on the passenger seat of the wife’s Hyundai just after 6:00pm, as a light snow is being dispensed from the sky outside. Up and out of the parkade we go drifting into the white fluffy atmosphere. Pulling onto 53rd Avenue she comments about the slippery surface below us as we embark on our…

Reflection on Implementing the Workout Journal

Last week, I made it a point to purchase a 4″x5″ spiral notebook to be a Workout Journal, it held the exercise plan for the week. It assisted in getting out of work and into the gym by approximately 5:30pm each evening. I had a strategy for getting to the gym, warming-up, workout and cool down. This…

Top 10 Things to Bring on an Airplane

This is not really easy to talk about as its still kind of a sore subject between my significant other and myself. Last year we decided to pass on a trip to Cuba and instead took an 8-day self-guided Fly & Drive Ireland trip. The trip itself was AWESOME! And we both highly recommend going to Ireland. However…

A Sunday Afternoon Walk

Earlier today, I went for a stroll around town as our weather is magnificent for a February. It’s above zero degrees Celsius which is unheard of around these parts. Literally, it nearly broke the historical records for highest temperature which was set in 2006 at 11.6C (or it could be global warming?) take your pick….

The Flying Canoe Volant

It’s the firsr year I’ll be attending the Flying Canoe Volant festival in Mill Creek Ravine near Rutherford School.  I am willing to meet the public and face the people to see what this festival is all about?  At the moment I know three things  Its about the mixing of 3 cultures Metis, French Canadian and First…

Discovering Southern British Columbia, Canada

There are three things road trip travellers should know about when it comes to driving to British Columbia from Alberta. First, it is approximately 5 to 8 hours away from you, depending on where you reside in Central Alberta. Second, always pack a cooler full of food because you never know if there will be…