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Passion for Glass

Jun 07, 15 Passion for Glass

Posted by in Alberta, Featured, Kidtastic

Normally our weekends are filled with cleaning, grocery shopping, gardening, cooking, trips to the library, dog walking, and guinea pig care/maintenance. However, this weekend we had the opportunity to hang out with some friends and opted to forgo chores to make “sushi” plates out of glass. The Passion for Glass studio...

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Musee d’Orsay

Jun 05, 15 Musee d’Orsay

Posted by in Featured, Paris

After our Louvre experience, I decided to surprise La Niña and give her a different gallery experience: that of the Musée d’Orsay. The Musée d’Orsay was originally the Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station that was once the terminus line for the Southwestern France Railways (1900). It was saved from...

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Pont des Arts Lovelocks

Jun 03, 15 Pont des Arts Lovelocks

Posted by in Featured, France, Paris

This week (June 1-8), Paris’ Pont des Arts bridge is shut down to remove the roughly 700,000 love locks that have appeared on the bridge since 2010 (they first appeared in Paris in 2008 but were removed by a student in 2010). This has been a sore spot for locals who see the damage being done to the city’s historic...

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Les Moulins

Jun 01, 15 Les Moulins

Posted by in Featured, Paris

The word moulin contextually translates to windmill in English even though the “official” translation of moulin is mill. It’s likely that at some point you’ve all discovered this French word through art, literature, theatre, or movies. The most known example of this is the Baz Luhrmann movie Moulin Rouge, starring...

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Cimetiere des Chiens

May 24, 15 Cimetiere des Chiens

Posted by in Cemeteries, Featured, France, Paris

The French love their dogs and the most snooty of the snooty can bury them (or other pets) in the Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques in the Paris suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine. It’s a long, densely packed, but surprisingly small graveyard. On one side is the Seine and on the other is a busy little exercise park...

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24-Hours in San Francisco

This was an unplanned 11th hour trip. These trips are the worst because they are inconvenient, expensive, and disruptive. Because of the sudden unplanned-ness, I found myself commuting to the airport during LA’s deadlocked rush hour… feeling helpless because my flight kept constantly switching between “departing...

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Saskatoon, Day 3

May 16, 15 Saskatoon, Day 3

Posted by in Featured, Saskatchewan

I got very little sleep before Day 3. It seems that being at a swim meet dredges up a lot of old swimming anxiety for me. Whatever. Sleep is overrated. The day started at 5am with hair gelling. This is the part of synchro that is not pleasant for any who are involved (the gel-er or the gel-ee). Many a hotel and swimming pool...

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Saskatoon, Day 2

May 14, 15 Saskatoon, Day 2

Posted by in Featured, Saskatchewan

Day 2 starts with a planned “sleep in” until 6:30. This actually means nothing to me because my body has no concept of time zones; it knows when I’ve had 5-7 hours of sleep and I wake up. Period. So, in this case, my planned sleep-in was foiled when I wake up at 4:30. I decide at this point that I’m not going to eat...

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