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Tag: Memorable Moments

That Time When I Drove from Denver to Omaha

Today’s flight plan: YYC —> DEN —> OMA The day started in Calgary with an on time flight, which is…

Sonoma Canopy Tours (a.k.a. Ziplining)

For this episode of the Daring Adventures summer theme, little Miss La Niña chose ziplining. There’s no need to fuss…

I Remember the Silence

I’m having difficulty sleeping… a bit because of the Boston attacks… a bit because they dredged up memories… I feel…

Dog Sledding, Canmore

Please, please, can we just go? I really really want to go dog sledding. This was from La Niña and…

Sea Kayaking, La Jolla

‘Twas a lovely day. Hot, sunny and perfect weather for a bit of kayaking. We had high hopes for the…

The World Parrot Refuge

Some birds have cancer; some birds are addicted to drugs or alcohol; a large number come from abusive homes; and,…

Getting to Tony Hawk

Who’s Tony Hawk?, asked the little voice casually. The question came from La Niña and she wanted to know why…

Vancouver’s Zombie Walk

Who hasn’t dressed up as a zombie for halloween or enjoyed a good evening in with popcorn and a cult-ish…

Looking for Orcas

We looked like astronauts as we headed out to the boat in our environmental suits. Initially it was hot and…

Camel Riding in Morocco

Within a few minutes of arriving in Morocco, we encountered our first camel. Yes… it’s touristy, campy, and cliché. But…

Aleluya de Toros

Easter Sunday in Spain is a day of celebration. In some towns there are festivals, in others concerts, for the…

Flaminco in Sacromonte

Known for its caves, the Rom, and dance, Sacromonte has long been considered the birth place of Flamenco. And, if…

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