Posts Tagged ‘travel’

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I’m back!

September 13, 2009

It’s been a whirlwind of a summer, but I should be back to some regular posting now.

16 days ago I played the song “I quit my job” by Old Man Leudecke to celebrate my last day on the job for a year or so and tomorrow I start school.  After my last day of work Kevin and I took a road trip, visited family and a few friends and enjoyed each others’ company.  Yesterday I got on the plane and today walked around my new neighbourhood, acquired food and set up my room.

Before I get too far ahead of myself, here are some photo highlights from the last 2 weeks.

sunset at okotoks erratic

bridge at lundbreck falls2

prairie fields and rocky mountains

Glacier NP, Montana

kootenay lake ferry

sewing at the beach

goldstream

arbutus ridge

west coast waves

small cottages

driftwood art

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nineteen days

June 12, 2009

… well now it’s only 18 days until I leave for my summer Waldorf intensive.   Yesterday a kindred spirit shared her countdown – she’s going to California for her training – and we both leave on the same day.  Nineteen is my favourite number  and I hadn’t even realized my departure was getting that close.

I like adventure, especially when it comes in the form of budget-wise, multi-modal, multi-destination travel.  As a result I’ll get a few days with my extended family out east, two airplane rides, a bus ride and a train ride.  If I can find a good and cheap luggage bag I’ll also take my foldy bike and use it and my feet to get around at my destination.  Have you seen my bike?  It’s so cool!

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Another reason for excitement is that the decision of where to go finally came to me yesterday.  Unless something goes utterly wrong between now and then I’ll be off to Ontario in the fall!

I’m running out of time so I really must get to work on that dress.  Have a great weekend!

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photos – part 1

April 27, 2009

Now that I’ve gotten all this Waldorfy news out of the way it’s time for photos from our trip. I only realized when using my camera for the painting photo that we took photos of us and our gear before we left.04-maui-photos-2

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I admit that I often forgot there was a camera around but between the two of us we were able to snap some shots to remind us of our trip.

In our first beach day we headed to Big Beach on the recommendation of friends who were on the island a month earlier.  This beach was stellar but it was definitely one of the more popular stellar beaches.  The locals were reporting the trade winds to be stronger than usual but memory tells me this was the first pleasantly windy beach we found – the others on the north shore and even in Kihei, just a short distance north of Big  Beach were too windy for our liking.

Our favourite beach in Maui was in our least favourite town if you can call it that.  Before I was born my folks made a trip to Hawaii and while they were on Maui they stayed in Ka’anapali.  The tourist map indicated it was the first master-planned resort community in the US.

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Kevin at Big Beach

Urban planning is definitely one of my interests but the “master planned” part makes me laugh and frustrates me at the same time.  Sure most of the guests have views of the ocean from their room and easy access to the beach but I’m not a fan of that kind of tourism.  It quite irritates me actually.

maui-s210_041509_00921Countless times we’d come across teenagers talking on their cell phones to their friends that were only a few feet away.  And of course, the developers of these sites wanted grass everywhere so there’s quite a bit of soil (from erosion) and chemical going straight into the ocean.  I definitely don’t like that.  The waves though were great.

maui-s210_041509_0093On our last day we returned to this place and while there were still a lot of beach breaks we went further out and floated on the 6 foot waves and dove under the ones that broke further out.  I still need to finish up the roll of film in the underwater camera to get photos from our play in the water but here are ones of both of us and the eroded beach from when we first visited Ka’anapali.