Badlands Road Trip!

The badlands have always been such a spooky and powerful place. got to spend more time down here. we ipted ti not go on our multiday canoe trip once we got here as it was a horrible storm, funne cloud bad, course now its too late to change our mind and its all blue skies and calm.

doh!! such is the way of things, shouls get myself a vluetooth keyboard dor the samsung if I’m gonna keep ip with these journal entries.

jnel is sleeping in van. very cute. ..I just stepped I’m a huge brown snake, brrr was it a rattle r?!?

So about a month ago…

I bought a kayak! yay! I found it at a pretty neat Kayak outlet wholesaler that had a going out of business kayak super sale…got it on a totally wicked deal…actually it was pretty funny cause as I was there shopping through the kayaks a person walked in and pretty much just bought them all..but i managed to bargain her into letting me pick which one I wanted.

I tell you..$160 for a kayak was a totally awesome deal.

I actually didn’t have enough money for a paddle though so I jury rigged an old hockeystick and some plywood into a reasonable fascimilie..also jury rigged my

I finally got the time and courage to take it down to the river here in Edmonton and put it into the water this weekend..such a good time…and while I think most people vastly overestimate that river..I do have to admit it was moving pretty damn fast….not fast enough to warrant my fears of having to be airlifted out by coastguard…but fast…

Hoping to do kayaking at least three times a month…make it worthwhile to have it sitting in the middle of my living room.

and some pictures of golden…got to love hot tubs and beautiful pictures.

Preserving Carrots, mountains and family

I got to admit that lately I’ve been missing my proper “family” ie: parents quite a bit more….Not sure if it’s me getting older..or them…or just the fact that it’s been a few years since I have moved out of the province. It actually kinda makes me want to keep updating this blog though so they can at least see what I’m up to.

I got a list of things I want to do soon to become a “better person” ie: more of a “practical man”. I recently signed up at the Boreal Institute in Edmonton and am going to be taking an outdoor survival course in December…whee! a whole weekend in North Canada without a tent trying my best to not freeze….looking forward to it.

Also made my first preserves/canning thing! yay for making good friends with the neighbor upstairs who was willing to help me…some of you lucky people just *might* be getting some fun preserves or pickled carrots even!

Spent last weekend going through the mountains with the girl..was pretty fun but really too quick…ended up walking up mount tunnel in banff which was really quite nice…gonna try to make it up to the top of a mountain every month or so…

My better half and I have already talked quite a bit and once we pay off the inlaws car we are going to go shopping for a camping van for next summer…I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this…it’s been a daydream of mine for literally years to convert an older van into something I could find livable…yay

That’s all for now folks, sorry for the brief update.