Last Saturday was the 2015 Mud Hero challenge in Red Deer, Alberta. Initially, I was just going to tag along with the family and take photos but in the end I was convinced to participate. Needless to say, it was an absolute blast. The course is six kilometers with 16 obstacles courses held in the […]
Another year of Highland Games is now over for us, and we attended the Foothills, ...
The 3rd C.A.V. (Canadian Army Veteran Motorcycle Units) sponsored their first annual Show & Shine ...
You would think this would be something that was easy to do… I did a ...
I luuuuuv oatmeal. Not the pre-packaged crap that results in either a grey, watery slop or a thick glob that you can use to patch your driveway, but healthy, flavourful ones full of different grains and fruit. Below is my List.ly list of oatmeal recipes that I’ve either tried or want to try. I’ll keep […]
One of the features I’ve long waited for on Android devices is the ability to easily and quickly take screenshots. There are ways of enabling this with some apps but those generally require you to have root access. On my Nexus 4, that was one of the first features I looked for and it still didn’t exist. Or does it…. While […]
As a Jeep newbie and someone who seems to have minimal talent for most mechanical things (sigh…) I rely heavily on the various Jeep forums and communities. There are lots of people out there who are extremely willing to help and have valuable experience. Here’s my list of Jeep clubs, forums and communities. This list […]
Motorcycling offers an incredible freedom that’s almost impossible to achieve in any other way. Because of that, charity rides are hugely popular with motorcyclists. This list is created with a service called “List.ly” which lets people collaboratively build lists. Those lists can then be embeded in your own blog and will grow as more people contribute to […]
I gave the Jeep some new plugs and wires today, and wow did it ever need them! Surprisingly, the plugs came out fairly easily. I was almost positive that they’d all be no problem except for the last one that would be frozen into the block, but even that one didn’t give me any problems. […]
Ever since I took a Jeep out for a test drive in high school, I’ve wanted one. Now I’ve got one and the fun begins. 🙂 I haven’t quite decided what I’ll do with it yet. I’m torn between keeping it as stock as possible and having some fun with it. I probably won’t go […]
We spent today at the Canmore Highland Games this weekend, which provided plenty of entertainment and beautiful weather (for once!). Canmore is an amazing place to attend the games, especially the massed pipe bands that wrap up the event. The surrounding mountains provide an impressive visual backdrop but also enhance the sound of the massed […]
Pipers, drummers, dancers and vikings! This year’s Calgary Highland Games was fantastic! This was the largest Calgary games we’ve been to so far, and while moving the location much further away mean for a longer drive, the extra space allowed for much more entertainment. View my 2011 Calgary Highland Games photostream.
I noticed a bike draped in rain gear at the racks today – typical commuter clothing these days…