February 10th, 2013

MIA

Damn…I’ve been off the grid for too long.
This post will be an attempt to summarize the tail end of 2012.
More importantly… give you an idea of what’s to come.

Let’s pick up where I left off, in Pemby.

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A typical grocery run/walk into town.

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When I first moved in and walked into the garage, these were the first things that caught my eye.
I quickly learned that skiing/snowboarding, & mtb (activities that were very foreign to me) was life here…The question is… what the hell was I doing in BC anyways?
Well an old friend and classmate Shane, hooked up a helper monkey position @ FYi.

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FYi is a vertical design firm on the forefront of technical apparel.

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From design, to patterning, to prototyping solutions… everything was done in house. I was fortunate enough to learn from the greats.

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But those 2 months just blitzed by.

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and I was on the road again.

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This time across the US of A.

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First stop… Seattle to visit Javor! I haven’t seen her since ’05 i think.

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Then to Matt & Mandy’s place in Portland.

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After catching up with Matt, I was back on the road and beelined it to Utah where I got some needed rest.

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As the next couple of days were packed with a few national park explorations. Bryce National Park.

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Zion National Park… Yes it just keeps getting bigger and better.

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Grand Canyon North Rim… all three parks left me speechless.

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Forgot to mention the entire trip I was nursing downhill mtb injuries… So after the Grand Canyon.. I made every effort to get back home quick… Fresh scabs + unrelenting heat = not good… Finally made it to my cousins new home in Michigan!

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Literally a week after I got home… there was record rainfall in Toronto and surrounding areas…
With my luck… I hydrolocked my motor two blocks away from my home… Two cross country treks with no problem… a small pond that formed on a side street…I had to pull the motor and tranny.

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September was wedding month… awesome to see three close friends tying the knot! Congratulations Cindy & Bri!

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My sista from anotha motha… Krista & Sean.

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Then straight to Boston for Sylvian & Porter’s Wedding…. That was an extremely busy month.

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Wait… One more!… Marris & Matt’s in November! Congratulations to all of you guys… Couldn’t be happier for y’all.

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It was time for backyard beautification projects, starting with the deck.

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Followed by some interlock resetting…

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Finishing off with a shed build!!!

I’m sure there’s quite a bit I left out… But I will get to that with detailed posts!
Well there you have it… the last 4 months of my 2012 in a post.
Lots of exciting things coming in 2013! So stay tuned.

June 7th, 2012

Adventures | xcountry

Here goes…

Day 1 – Markham, ON – Sault Saint Marie, ON

Pancake Bay Provincial Park – Conditions… Thunderstorm… that was at least until I finished setting up my tent…

It was THIS ten minutes after I finished setting up my tent.

Temperatures plummeted as it rained throughout the night…  The beach looked almost spooky the next morning.

Day 2 – Sault Saint Marie, ON – Thunder Bay, ON

Only in Wawa do you see awesome shit like this.

Scott: Where are you? Thunder Bay? Beth & Dave live there… go visit them.

After a few phone calls, I was pulling up to their house.  They live on a 15 acres, have animals like Ester the lama! she protects the sheep!

They also have chicken that lay their eggs and then get used for meat.

‘ella is adorable and very lucky to have such awesome parents.

We then went to Kakabeka Falls, Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Thunderbay and Sault Saint Marie was experiencing floods.  The falls were flowing at 12 times it’s average..

The mist it was generated from the falls.

Day 3 – Thunderbay, ON – Regina, Sasketchewan

Finally… Blue skies.

Too much sun can be bad sometimes… pulling over to rehydrate.

Then you hit the Praries… I didn’t really understand why people think it sucks driving through here… I think it’s nice…

Until the sun’s shining directly in your eyeball for 2 hrs. and your windshield is covered with bugs…

Day 4 – Regina, Sasketchewan – Calgary, Alberta

Early morning start.

Told you… one million!

As I got into Calgary… I saw them in the distance… View from Bry’s apt.

Day 5 – Calgary, Alberta – Vancouver, British Columbia.

Banff National Park – Mount Rundle

A view from behind the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Building, sky, mountain, sweet.

Even the hiking trails were beautiful.

Hiking along the Bow River.

After that I headed to Lake Louise.

I know right?

Great camo.

I have a thing with reflections.

Shot to death.

I wonder if I could get this shot at toogood pond… ha

A picture from the other side! that’s how far I hiked!

After Lake Louise… I pinned it for Vancouver… twas a treacherous drive…

But well worth it!.. There I met up with Geoff!!

And the most well mannered happy dogs I’ve ever seen.  June bug.

Day 7 – Vancouver, BC – Pemberton, BC

Well.. Here I am parked outside my new place in Pemby.  That in the distance is Curry mountain!

There it is… another one for the books!

February 6th, 2012

Work in progress = MIA

It’s been a while, but the dust is settling.
This weekend was spent sorting through thousands of photos.
Stay tuned.

September 21st, 2011

Pardon the randomness | Splurge

Roughly 18 years ago… was the time I put down my SNES…
Without touching a gaming system since… I wait on the delivery of this.

September 14th, 2011

Pardon the Randomness

I just realized how sporadic that last post was.

September 14th, 2011

Aujourd’hui | MIA

For the past 5 months… things have been hectic. I do apologize for not posting.  BUT… not all is lost.  I have been diligently taking lots of shitty photos as I go along.  Here’s a peak at what’s been happening at home.

Garage reorg

Upstairs reorg

Full tune up… Plugs to port polishing.

Fill. Sand. Fill. Sand. Fill. Sand. Cut Edges. Roll. Cut Edges. Roll.

Kicking up dust.

Tiling and some more painting.

Shoot out to the Cape for Dena & Fred’s wedding.

Scott & Vic’s new home… and soon to be born Isabell.

Then back home to new appliances… and laid tiles

Over a 1000ft of trim.

The Cabreuva arrives!

Sibling rivalry.

I’ll end this post with Isabell.

More coming this way.

January 25th, 2010

In Barcelona…

Dylan just sent this one to me…

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