Sunday, December 8, 2013

Endless Summer

Willows beach with snow-covered Mount Baker in the background

Gordon Bay Provincial Park

Goats on Roof

Englishman River Falls

McNeill Bay

Gyro Park, Cadboro Bay

Kinsol Trestle

Camping on the beach

(Where’s Gabriel in the picture below?)

Friday, December 6, 2013


With the dusting of snow that we received here yesterday and the cold front that rolled in, it is nice to heat up with some pictures from the summer.

Verifying that the stance is the same as the big cousin’s

Monday, December 2, 2013


Poutine is a common Canadian dish, originally from Quebec, made with french fries, topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds.

The dish originated in rural Quebec, Canada, in the late 1950s. Several Québécois communities claim to be the birthplace of poutine, including Drummondville (by Jean-Paul Roy in 1964), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Victoriaville. One often-cited tale is that of Fernand Lachance, from Warwick, Quebec, which claims that poutine was invented there in 1957; Lachance is said to have exclaimed, "ça va faire une maudite poutine" ("it will make a damn mess") when asked to put a handful of curds on some french fries, hence the name. The sauce was allegedly added later, to keep the fries warm longer. Over time the dish's popularity spread mainly across the province (and later throughout Canada), often served in small town restaurants, bars, as well as being quite popular in ski resorts.


A long line for poutine at Fromagerie Lemaire near Drummondville, Quebec

Cheese curds

Large poutines (these are not even considered the “family size”)

Saturday, November 30, 2013


The Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père is a maritime museum located in Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, that displays 200 years of maritime history, and includes the only submarine open to the public in Canada, the HMCS Onondaga.


Torpedoes Launch Tube


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Las Vegas

We were in Las Vegas when it hit record temperatures of 47° Celsius (117° Fahrenheit) on June 30, 2013.