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Calgary Climbing Centre

This one get filed into the Calgary birthday party / team event ideas bin. Located in a refurbished airplane hanger by the YYC airport (and next to the Flying Squirrel) we discovered the Climbing Centre via a team bonding event…. Continue Reading →

Summer of Chaos: Week 8/9

The next two weeks touch three cities: Los Angeles, Halifax, and Calgary… twice. Food… on the road Once again, here’s some of the week’s rather eclectic food discoveries from the above locations: Green Elephant (Nova Scotia). This is a new-ish… Continue Reading →

The Summer of Chaos: Week 4/5

This week starts with a new sassy LA girl. Seems the second week of improv added a layer of complexity and an attitude that is completely off the charts. Like whatever. Could be like puberty or something too. I have… Continue Reading →

The Summer of Chaos: Week 2/3

Week two and week three look remarkably similar to each other, so I’ll group them together. On the surface things look like they are stable, but the flux is increasing and I feel like we are walking on shifting sand…. Continue Reading →

The Summer of Chaos: Week 1

This is the summer of moving around a lot… and chaos because at any moment I could be sent to a different city or location in LA. As such, we are focused on being open minded and patient when it… Continue Reading →

Passion for Glass

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… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp Roundup (2014)

As we complete another summer of travel, sunshine, beaches, frolicking, learning, and camps, I’m posting a compilation of our experiences from this year’s summer camps. All camps are located in Silicon Valley and we chose which ones to attend based… Continue Reading →

Artie the Valentine

California is in the midst of a drought that has no end in sight. Some blame hydraulic fracking while others say this is a normal part of California’s climate cycle. Either way, in the year I have been in SF,… Continue Reading →

Port O’Call vs. Sheraton Cavalier

I thought I’d run a comparison of the two waterpark hotels in Calgary’s NE (by the airport). Both are popular destinations for waterslide parties, which is our preferred type of birthday party (you can burn off energy in the waterpark… Continue Reading →

Webb Ranch, Portola Valley

For me, the last horse ride of the summer was at Chaparral Ranch. For la Niña, she had one more week of riding and taking care of Artie the Horse (and sometimes Potter the Horse) at Webb Ranch. Summer camp… Continue Reading →

Steve and Kate’s Camp

This is the camp that we’d been looking forward to all summer. It is by far the easiest camp for parents… you buy day passes and show up on any day or location between 7:30-6:00 (no need to pre-book). They… Continue Reading →

Camp Galileo

Galileo Camps are “Innovation Camps” with weekly themes; the kids imagine, create, and invent based on the weekly theme. For the time that la Niña was in this camp, it was medieval week. So, they made stained glass windows, catapults,… Continue Reading →

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