Monthly Archives July 2017

Music Monday – “From nine till five I have to spend my time at work/The job is very boring, I’m an office clerk/The only thing that helps me pass the time away/Is knowing I’ll be back at Echo Beach some day.”

Another unofficial theme for our seasonal camp site at Echo Valley Campground, especially after last weekend when we hit Echo Beach a couple times… “Echo Beach” – Martha and the Muffins



Five Disadvantages of a Seasonal Site

I did a post about the advantages of a seasonal camp site so it’s only fair to list some of the disadvantages. I already mentioned that it ends up being more expensive than you realise. You end up feeling obligated (or at least we do) to go out to your camp site as much as […]



Saturday Snap – Abandoned Bike

Pace took a couple friends camping this past weekend.  At one point, he asked if they could ride out to the lookout near our site and take their bikes down the hill. I interpreted this to mean “Down the little dirt path to the point just beyond the lookout” but he took it to mean […]



Friday Fun Link – Every Library and Museum in America Mapped

17,000 libraries vs. 14,000 McDonald’s – forget “Value Meals”, sometimes the stats show what society really values. (via MetaFilter)



Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Our First Visit to Echo Valley Provincial Park (June 2015)

Before we had our seasonal site there, we stayed at Echo Valley for a weekend in June 2015. We had a site backing right onto the main playground, only steps from where our seasonal site is now (I often sit in our seasonal site and look over diagonally at the ever-changing nightly campers staying in […]



Only Comedians Have Figured Out The Trick To Covering Donald Trump

Satire is powerful because it trains your brain to be skeptical.



Four for Four!

  Today marked the opening of the newest Regina Public Library branch, the Albert Branch which has moved into the Mâmawêyatitân Centre, an integrated facility offering numerous services to the community. And I was fortunate to once again be able to visit the branch on its opening day – just as I did for the other […]



Music Monday – “Cause every time you wind up all alone/It’s on/You’re showing up and blowing up my phone/Go home/You’re drunk”

Found this song on a random “New Country” playlist on Deezer and it quickly went on repeat on my bluetooth speaker while camping the past few days… “You’re Drunk” – Brandy Clark



Five Things We Underbudgeted For At Our Seasonal Campsite

Booze I knew we’d drink a bit at our seasonal site but between booze being expensive and happy hour starting at noonish most days (not to mention Bailey’s in the morning coffee), it adds up fast! Dollar Store Junk We’re spending a ridiculous amount each week on stuff that we use up quickly (glow sticks) […]



Saturday Snap – Ramping Up The Friendships

Pace set up a bike ramp in front of our campsite and suddenly six kids showed up to ride on it with him (I managed to catch four of them in this photo.)