Camping At Nanton Lake

  Human beings are most alive when living in the unknown, for it’s in this place where anything and everything is possible. We got on the road at 5:30 pm Wednesday after work; the truck packed for 5 days of wilderness camping.  We boarded the ferry at Horseshoe Bay due North toward Langdale and made…

A Visit To The Botanical Gardens At UBC

The kiss of the sun for pardon The song of the birds for mirth  One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth Before you begin reading today I suggest you click on the soundtrack below and play it in the background. Yesterday was my birthday. Dinner reservations weren’t until 9. …

France, Spain and Italy – Our Honeymoon In Photos

  Paris exists to remind you that dreams are real.. It’s Sunday. The last day of June.  The sun is high in a clear blue sky.  After the oppressive 35 degree heat in Italy 2 days ago,  21 degrees had me pulling out a light jacket to wear when we stepped out for lunch.  We’re…

Roadtrip To The Kootenays British Columbia – A Photo Essay

I think road tripping is my favourite way to see the vast country that surrounds this amazing province.  The open road with miles of mountains, rivers and endless forests. This weekend we packed the truck and drove 7 hours. Destination:  Rossland BC.  Nestled in the Koootenay region of British Columbia, Rossland was discovered in 1890…

Christmas at Hycroft Manor – A Photo Essay

  Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay Next year all our troubles Will be miles away… Hycroft Manor is a 30 room mansion originally a family home. Built in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood in Vancouver in 1909, it now houses the University Women’s club.  Every year they do Christmas at the Hycroft, a…

Mexico – A Photo Essay

We just spent a wonderful week in Mexico.  We stayed at the Riu Palace Pacifico and were surprised that our upgrade meant the penthouse suite; a two storey suite with a jacuzzi tub inside as well as another on the rooftop patio via a spiral staircase with domed ceilings painted like a starry night sky. …

South Chilcotin British Columbia – A Weekend at Gun Lake

We spent the weekend at Gun Lake at my brother in laws new cabin.  Gun Lake is in the South Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia, about 8 km from Gold Bridge, a community of 40 residents where old mines and ghost towns still stand from the 1930’s when the gold rush spread through BC. 5…

Italy – A Photo Essay

I can’t remember the last time I was wide awake at 5am.  It’s light out and the city is quiet. The bridge void of the usual commuters heading downtown.  We arrived in Vancouver late Saturday night after an aborted landing; what a strange sensation to be seconds away from touching down and suddenly be propelled…