Fun with a Smoke Detector

About a week & a half ago, the smoke detector in my suite began to chirp.  If it had sounded like a little bird chirping, it wouldn’t have bothered me, but it was approximately 100% louder and very annoying.  It was a Sunday, so the resident manager is off duty.  There is an emergency number… Continue reading Fun with a Smoke Detector

Winter Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – Part 2

This morning, I was up and heading back to the park and my favourite sunrise spot at Grayling Lake.  It was very cloudy, so I was pretty sure the sunrise would be a flop, but there was still time for the clouds to break apart – and I wasn’t going to waste the chance. With… Continue reading Winter Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – Part 2

Happy New Year

We are ending 2017 with the coldest temperatures that we have seen in many, many years and starting 2018 with the same very cold temperatures.  With the windchill (and luckily there isn’t much wind) we are around -40C and if you have temperatures in Fahrenheit it is still -40F. For a couple of days in… Continue reading Happy New Year

Google Home Mini

I mentioned in my last blog that I was getting a Google Home Mini and it has now arrived.  The tracking for shipping was not updated by Canada Post until it had made it all the way to Winnipeg and onto the truck for delivery – but I was home in time to receive it.… Continue reading Google Home Mini

Back to RMNP – Heading Home

Well – the forecast was right and I found that the cars were covered in snow in the morning.  After brushing it off and warming the car up a bit, I decided to go to McDonalds for breakfast and wait for the sun to make things a bit brighter for travel.  The snow was still… Continue reading Back to RMNP – Heading Home

I am Home

Yesterday afternoon, I packed up my computers and brought them back home again.  I knew it would be a late night and I didn’t want to be doing this in the middle of the night.  So, I brought them back and got them hooked up before heading back to spend my last afternoon with Toby.… Continue reading I am Home

June 9 – 10: The Journey Home

My last African sunrise. The morning started off cloudy and the sun was fighting to show itself again, but made a nice early morning sky. This is my last few hours in the park and I am taking a very slow drive to Skukuza, where I will have a late breakfast or an early lunch… Continue reading June 9 – 10: The Journey Home