Driving the Great Ocean Road

On our recent trip to Australia we spent a couple of days driving out along the Great Ocean Road. I seemed to have been pretty directionally challenged when in Oz, so I will say we were driving along the coast outside of Melbourne. Was it West? North? South? I couldn’t really tell you, but I …

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Great Barrier Reef

Spring break saw the family jetting off once again. This time we were headed to the southern hemisphere to take in our first experience of the Great Down Under. As per usual we did a lot of research and planned out what we wanted to see and do. Australia is a massive country and we …

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Chichen Itza

Last spring we made our first family trip to Mexico not knowing much about what the country has to offer tourists other than sandy beaches, margaritas and yummy food. We ended up in the Yucatan Peninsula mainly because it provided us a lot of different activities to keep our short attention spans in check.  For us, two days …

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Winter break

Right now I am sitting in my office watching the rain fall outside the window. The rain isn’t conducive to me getting outside and getting my “Nature” on, but at least somewhere locally this rain is most likely snow, and that can be very tempting. Over the Christmas break our family made a 3-day getaway …

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Family Traits

I have a thing for old photos. Particularly those of family members. The thickness of the paper and the colour of the sepia toned silver halide crystals that were carefully developed in a darkroom long gone give me chills. I mentioned in a post last month about one photo in particular of my great uncle …

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Telling Stories

Early one day last week the doorbell rang. I opened it to find a Canada Post delivery person holding a brown corrugated cardboard package that contained the two books from our trip to England this past summer. I grabbed a knife, carefully slit the paper tape that sealed up my latest creative endeavors, and peeled …

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