Toronto the good

April 20, 2011

Business travel, that part of work that you must do. It is not too bad but it is very busy, lots of time in airports and working long days and evenings. Those that do not partake in this activity usually think it is all wonderful. There are some very good moments but it tends to […]

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Hiking Fundy – its spring but it is still winter!

April 9, 2011

Perky and I were up and out the door early so we could arrive at Fundy National Park for the 9:30 departure up the trail. It was a bright sunny day but still cool with snow on the ground in some parts. We were joining our local scout group to complete a day hike up […]

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Snowshoeing with a little help from my friends…

March 3, 2011

It was a moonless night this evening. I headed out on snowshoes with a patrol of scouts just north of Moncton, New Brunswick in Scotch Settlement. I ski downhill and cross-country but it is a rare moment when I snowshoe. Actually I do not remember doing it in recent memory. I pulled on a modern […]

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Last day in Val d’Irene

February 6, 2011

I woke up early today at 6AM actually in pain. Not sure what I did, just rolled over and had a huge pain under my left shoulder blade. It was so intense  it woke me and caused me to get up.  Mmmmmmmm not good. I took two aspirins, had breakfest and went skiing. This is […]

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Val d’Irene – Day 2

February 5, 2011

This is day two at Val d’Irene often referred to as Amqui, which is the name of the near by town. I am on the Gaspé pennisula in Quebec with a group of senior scouts and ventures. We woke up to a cool day of about -20º C. The wind on top of the hill […]

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Skiing in the Gaspé

February 4, 2011

Departure 06:30, way too early, but if we want to be on the slopes this afternoon just north of Amqui, Quebec, we need to go. This is the big senior scout and venture ski trip weekend. We take a coed group just over five hours due north out of their comfort zone into Quebec.  Probably […]

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Chilly Montreal

February 3, 2011

Those who frequent this blog hear me discuss the joys and pains of business travel. I have had a pretty busy schedule of this lately. This week found me in Montreal briefly. It was pretty cold there about -25ºC when I was there plus a bit of wind. It can be difficult to stay active […]

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Catching the sunrise

January 30, 2011

As we headed to our local hill, Poley Mountain we were blessed with a great sun rise. You can see  now the days are getting longer. Soon it will be February and that is great month to enjoy winter; there is lots of snow typically,  sun shines bright and the days are longer. This is […]

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Gliding through Centennial Park

January 29, 2011

Well the Airline gods kept me out to the wee hours of the morning. My late 2AM home coming meant that I was just not up and at them, to drive to the ski hill this morning at 07:30.  So I missed what I think must have been a great day as the snow has […]

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The business walk in downtown Ottawa

January 27, 2011

A good portion of the working population has to travel for work. I fall into that category. Those who do not travel often tell me how lucky I am to be able to travel for business purposes. My typical response is you make the best of it, but there is little glitter in business travel. […]

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