Archive for March, 2010


Friday, March 19th, 2010

Hello everyone… I’m so happy that it is Friday today, that I thought I would make a Happy Friday post.

My weekend plans include cooking, reading (finishing up the Wheel of Time series), playing some video games on the Xbox 360, and maybe even snowboarding depending on the conditions. Let’s hope for some new snow! I’m also hoping to do a photo walk, and may try and pop down to the Olympic cauldron before it goes out since I haven’t gotten a picture there yet.

What are your weekend plans?

In other news, everything Olympic is going to come to a close in Vancouver this weekend as the Paralympics Games come to a close as well. In honour of this, I thought I’d post my favourite Olympic “image” yet.

Go Canada!

This joyful and fantastic piece of art was created by my good friend Alissa Staples. She is a children’s book illustrator here in Vancouver and you can check out her website and Twitter! It makes me happy about everything Olympics and Paralympics… and I’m so thankful that these wonderful events were hosted in our hometown. Thanks Alissa for letting me use your image!

Lastly, I wanted to let you know about a couple upcoming things I’ll be doing over the next few months…

View over the ridge of Kicking Horse, Golden Backcountry

The next couple weeks: Expect to see a video from our experiences in Golden and Kicking Horse with lots of snowboarding footage. And I’ll also be putting together a snowboarding video of our time at Apex with the outdoor hockey tournament.

End of March: Look out for some spring photo posts and maybe even some spring fashion…

April 2-5: Allan and I will be going CATBOARDING! So excited. We’ll be going to Mustang Powder which is in the Monashees near Revelstoke. Catboarding is basically snowboarding but with a group that uses a snowcat to get up the mountain. This is usually done in remote areas and you end up riding powder all day! I’ve never been catboarding before and this is as good or next to as good as heli-skiing/boarding. Wish me luck! I’ll definitely be doing my squats every day until then…

May 21-24: Allan and I celebrate our 3rd year (dating) together! Our anniversary plans include going to Tofino, getting in some early season surfing and maybe a special dinner out.

Summer 2010: We’ve got all our campsites booked from May through to October and we’ll be going surfing in Tofino just about every other weekend in the summer. Look out for lots of surfing photos and videos!

Allie Surfing

What are your plans for the spring and summer?


Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day today, I of course must make a “green” blog post. So here we go, a number of my photographs… in green…

Tofino Leaves

Yes, you can snowboard in July

Curled Leaf


Green leaves

Fall Colours

Bamboo in Vancouver

Holiday Patron Tequila Poker Set

Steam the spinach for the spinach pasta

Ready to be assembled ravioli halves

Overview of the Area

Turning on the GoPro camera

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