Beautiful British Columbia

Looking back on a wonder Thanksgiving weekend spent in the BC mountains. I was living in Gravelbourg, but had nothing to do for Thanksgiving, so a wonderful friend invited me home with her. She grew up in Jaffery, BC and she was right; it just smells good the minute you get there. It is so beautiful and fresh. I totally understand why people love going there. We went on a little sight-seeing excursion, unfortunately I […]

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Piper's Lagoon Beach in Nanaimo, BC - Vancouver Island

Neck Point, Piper’s Lagoon & Departure Bay, Nanaimo

I spent the afternoon after I got off the plane driving along the coast enjoying the sights close to home. Piper’s Lagoon, Neck Point and Departure Bay are all local favourites for spending the day by the ocean. It was amazing to me how strong the ocean smelt here. I don’t remember the ocean smelling as much to me when I was younger or in Mexico or Cuba. It was a beautiful, sunny day to enjoy the […]

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Hike in Camping at the Gem Lakes, Saskatchewan

So Last weekend I drove out at the crack of dawn to a beautiful little jewel in the rough the almost no one has heard about… The Gem Lakes. It’s not surprising because they are well hidden and although they are in a provincial park in Canada they are relatively unadvertised. The only reason my husband (Rob) discovered their existence was by googling “best trout fishing in Saskatchewan.” Rob’s massive passion is fishing and our […]

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King Carls Castle, Cortez Island

My aunt Susan took both my sister and I on separate trips to wherever we wanted to go. My sister chose surfing in Tofino and I chose exploring Cortez Island, where we found King Carl’s Castle. It is a homemade castle and very realistic to its period. It has a kitchen and bathrooms. Many, many bedrooms. People apparently could rent it for weddings and parties. Definitely interesting and you can tell the creator had some […]

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