Hello 2013!! So many good trips to come!

Ok, so nothing has been posted here in a long time. This may be because we’re back home and nothing very exciting has been happening – we’ve been sleeping in beds since our return from Newfoundland.

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What better time to get stoked for a year of awesome adventures?

So many ideas planned for 2013! Mommy will be going to Joshua Tree in February, Sylas will take his first long climbing trip to the Red River Gorge in April, we’ll do a few days in West Virginia in May. The hot summer months will call for an escape from bugs and heat, and we’re open to suggestions.

The biggest plan though, is to take another big road trip, except this time we’d like to go West (Alaska anyone?). This would be an exponentially more complicated and costly trip so there’s no set date yet, first we need to beg people for funds, gear, places to sleep, free meals, and anything else we can get to avoid draining the bank account. Who wants to send Sylas, Derek, Graham and Mommy off in 2013 or 2014?

Stay tuned for updates all year long.

 

 

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Sylas partially parties

Last night we partied like it was 1999 – Celebrating a whole bunch of Birthdays!

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Back home – What I missed

I finally uploaded the last batch of photos from our last day in Newfoundland and our trip through Quebec. Nothing big, but some cute ones nonetheless. 

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Bonjour Quebec!

We’ve just arrived in Kamouraska, Quebec, welcomed by an incredible sunset. Tomorrow the big boys will go climbing and Sylas and I will try our luck searching for Beluga whales on the St Lawrence.

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Stay Tuned!!

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Lobster says “eat me” and I oblige

After more than 2 weeks in the Maritimes, I finally eat a lobster

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The one on the left started giving me the stink eye, so I thought I’d teach him a lesson

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Graham ate his friend too to make sure the rest of them learned something too.

Most… Delicious… Lesson… Ever

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Bye bye Newfoundland!

We’ve decided to bump up our departure from Newfoundland. Instead of sailing all day tomorrow, we are leaving tonite.

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This way we can see the Cabot trail and still fit in some climbing in Kamouraska, win!

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A Simple Play Day

For our last day in Gros Morne, we didn’t hike any trails or climb any mountains. Instead we just played.

The day started off with some time on the campground’s jumping pillow

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After the jumping pillow, we went back to Mill Brook for some more rock throwing. It was a little chilly, so no swimming this time.

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Then we went back to the campground for a little more fun. We rented a pedal boat and went back onto the jumping pillow.

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And that was that. We hit the hay, and got up extra early this morning to pack up before the rain came, and boy did it ever. We’re now holed up in a fancy hotel in Corner Brook, soft beds, room service and an indoor pool, we’re “ballin'”.

Monday will be our last day on the island, and Tuesday we will be back on the boat to North Sydney, NS to continue our journey home.

See everyone soon – A Bientot!

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That in which we walk on Mars

More about Friday! So, after we went to the aquarium, we drove down to the Tablelands for a little hikeImage

Sylas was more interested in throwing rocks into the brooks every 100mImage

This was fine because the boys decided to take the shortcut straight up the side. $5 to whoever can find them in this pic.Image

The ground is bright red, like Mars, except there are trees and waterfalls, something I’d imagine the Martian landscape lacks.Image

Once we wrapped up, we drove back to Mill Brook for a spectacular sunset on the mountains.Image

Next up: The Jumping Pillow!

 

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A trip to the Bonne Bay Aquarium

Yesterday we paid a visit to the Bonne Bay Aquarium. The boys loved being able to see, touch and hold all the fish and other animals living in the tank.ImageImage

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Vikings for a day

 

Yesterday, we paid a visit to L’Anse Aux Meadows historic site – What an awesome place! From the moment we parked, there was magic in the air

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The walk to the village was long but easy with boardwalks taking us all the wayImage

 

Once there, we heard stories of life in Vinland, and were encouraged to touch as much as possible. Sylas tried on a helmet, it must have weighed at least 15lbs!Image

 

Jealous of Master Sylas, Derek decided to show off his battle-readinessImage

 

While Graham chose a more delicate approachImage

 

Sylas loved the swords, hammers, axes and shields – so many toys for the boys!Image

 

We walked in and out of the little houses, shed and workshop, it was wonderful.Image

But eventually it was time to go, we waved goodbye to the site and hope to return again.ImageNow we’re back in Gros Morne, our trip home has started. We still have 4 days left in Newfoundland and there will surely be more good times to come!

Stay Tuned!

 

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