Friday, March 20, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
I have written about us going to Grey Owl’s Cabin before. Initially we thought we would go up for my birthday but it is cold in Prince Albert National Park at night. Instead we are waiting a couple of months until the weekend of June 13th and 14th, 2015. It will be a little warmer but still before the bugs come out.
- I was going to bring my 1 person tent but I have out grown it. We have a three person tent but I am hoping I can find something lighter to bring along.
- I have a foam sleeping pad and it sucks. June 14th is going to be a painful day after sleeping on during the night.
- I packed my backpack for the first time. Everything fits with some space for food and toilet paper left over.
- Dad went out and bought me some Dawgs for when we get to Northend Campground. They will be far more comfortable then wearing hikers.
- I am not bringing my Pentax K-x. Instead I will bring my Fujifilm Finepix XP20. It’s a lot lighter.
- Dad has been putting together a First Aid kit for us. Apparently he is planning for a worst case scenario. If Zombies do attack, we will be prepared.
Five months from now we will back in Saskatoon.
Friday, February 06, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Regardless, it turns out that software can also be considered uncool, even if it still works. Not only is Movable Type uncool—the equivalent of ’80s hair metal, but the language it’s written in, Perl, is supremely uncool. Like, New Kids on the Block uncool. The razzing John Siracusa takes about being a Perl developer isn’t really because Perl is old, or bad, but because it’s just not what the cool kids are talking about. The world has moved on.
And yet, sometimes that old stuff still works, and is still the best tool for the job. And that’s why, at least for right now, this site is built on software that was initially released 14 years ago and given its last major update five years ago. We’ll use it until it doesn’t make sense to use it anymore.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Friday, January 09, 2015
We decided on vacations this summer. Both will involve a lot of walking. For my birthday we are taking a backwoods hike to Grey Owl’s Cabin. We will leave early on May 16th, spend the night with the black bears and wild animals of Prince Albert National Park and hike out on May 17th (unless we are eaten by bears).
Then at the end of July we are heading to Calgary and Banff via a lot of scenic drives. We are going to explore a lot of Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, and Johnston’s Canyon.
I am told the plan is to get up early and drive through Drumheller. We had a lot of fun last year in Drumheller exploring the Atlas Coal Mine but this year we will explore a bit of the downtown while stretching our legs. Then it will be off to Calgary where on the first night we will explore downtown Calgary with our cameras and chill out.
Saturday will see us head to Johnston’s Canyon in Banff National Park. After that we will go up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. After we come back down, we will head into the mountain at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site.
Depending on the time, we will head to the Bow Falls.
While we were looking around online, I noticed the Banff Hot Springs and talked dad into taking us there to end the day.
The next day will by my first time at Heritage Park.
I can’t wait.
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Friday, January 02, 2015
As you can see on the map, it is about a 20km hike to Grey Owl’s cabin. We will leave early in the morning, hike to Sandy Beach campground where we will set up camp and then carry on to Grey Owl’s Cabin before heading back to Sandy Beach.
We will head back to the car from Sandy Beach and hopefully be in Saskatoon that night.