Monthly Archives: August 2010

Teapot Hill

There is an easy hike in Cultus Lake, the town where my brother’s family lives. It takes about an hour to climb the hill to a look out over the lake. There are great samples of mossy west coast rain … Continue reading

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Backyard Camping

My brother, Scott and his wife Jennifer own a successful landscaping business. They have a giant shed with hand tools, machines, and parts – often in duplicate quantities, all organized into marching rows, like soldiers ready to go. They have … Continue reading

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First Day on the Road

Michel & I are real city slickers. Between the two of us, we own enough tools to fill a zip-lock freezer bag. We have never changed a tire. (We know in theory how to do it, but are not sure … Continue reading

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Get ready, set; STALL!

Couch surfing Once we packed up our apartment we moved in with a girlfriend of mine. Our determinedly lassez-faire attitude had left us with a multitude of things left hanging so she cheerfully put up with us while we put … Continue reading

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Saying Good-bye

We had to say good-bye to our friend the gull. He is a pretty big bird, so it is difficult for him to perch on our tiny window ledge that is meant to thwart that exact move. But he is … Continue reading

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Good-bye Vancouver. Hello world!

Our plans are to travel for a year. To make this affordable, we packed up our rental West End Vancouver apartment and put everything into storage. Packing the apartment We gave ourselves four days to pack up our two bedroom … Continue reading

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