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Day 3 – Dead Horse Ranch, AZ

November 9, 2017

Today Rob indulged me by going to Dead Horse Ranch which is now a state park. Having been there before I knew that there was good birding and a nice place to walk. It consists of lots of open lands right by a stream and it has some wonderful camp grounds. Nice drive through campsites for […]


Day 2 – Camp Verde to Sedona

November 8, 2017

Today was a little more laidback than yesterday but it didn’t start out perfectly, or did it? They have a continental breakfast here at the motel which consists of bad coffee, no hot water for tea, toast, bagels and sugared cereals in little plastic bowls. Hmmm, time for MacDonald’s. Big Mac’s is about 2 miles […]


Day 1 – Sooke to Camp Verde

November 7, 2017

Haven’t posted for a while as we’ve been so busy getting ready to go on holidays. Cleaning house (least favourite job) and harvesting and preparing the garden for winter, but that is another story. So… we’ve headed out on holidays. Nothing like advertising it to the world via this blog, but I think we have […]


The Things I Would Have Done If I Knew My Hard Drive Was Going To Fail

August 28, 2017

Hindsight is 20/20 especially when it comes to computer maintenance. That is why I’m writing this article to myself on ” The Things I Would Have Done If I Knew My Hard Drive Was Going To Fail” so next time my now-sight would be 20/20. I can’t blame my computer as much as I would […]


Just Ask Google

August 22, 2017

How often in this day and age do we say to someone “just ask Google“, when they are looking for an answer? I know for myself Google is the search engine of choice and I find myself on a daily basis referring to this knowledge of information. But… what is written is not always the […]


You Better Have A Pretty Good Excuse For Not Showing Up For Work

August 13, 2017

With running a small family owned business, as an employee you better have a pretty good excuse for not showing up for work. Things like… I don’t feel like it I want the day off my sister needs a ride into town my cell phone isn’t working I’m sick (when you know from their Facebook […]


Big Bad John’s – Not Your Average Tourist Attraction In Victoria BC

August 8, 2017

When people think Victoria, BC they think sunshine, flowers, Victorian, Emily Carr and afternoon tea. But… there is another side to Victoria that most people don’t see and it comes under the heading of “Big Bad John’s“. After living in this area for more than 15 years it wasn’t a place I was familiar with either […]


What Do Babies And Seal Pups Have In Common?

August 5, 2017

What do babies and seal pups have in common besides being small, helpless and requiring someone to feed them? Read on to find the answer. On a walk through Alyards Farm one day I discovered the similarity. Alyards Farm is part of East Sooke Regional Park and is one of my favourite places to go for a walk. […]


Recycling Dilemma

July 23, 2017

I’m having a bit of recycling dilemma. After putting out my recycling today I was feeling pretty good about myself. We had done some cleanup over the weekend and had put out three bins separated into glass, plastic and cardboard. As I was walking back to the house, a thought struck me. Was I really […]


Stalking The Rare, Elusive California Quail

July 14, 2017

I did not start out today stalking the rare, elusive California quail, but what can one do when one hears unmistakable quail like noises coming from the underbrush. I looked, I searched and I hunted the noise. I caught momentary glimpses of them in the underbrush.  I took pictures and it was like “where’s Waldo” […]

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