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Once a year go somewhere you’ve never been before. Dalai Lama It was the Family Day long weekend after Valentine’s Day.  We found ourselves with no formal plans.  It seemed the perfect setup … for a Staycation.  With Christa consumed by school demands right up to the hour of our departure, I took planning into my own hands.  That was

Calgary’s freezer-February is presenting the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors to indulge in the annual YYC hot chocolate festival.  Presented by Meals-on-Wheels, the city’s sweetest (and arguably, richest!) festival gathers participating cafes, restaurants and chocolatiers to compete in crafting the best chocolate-based beverage creations that any hot chocolate lover might die for.  With more

I recently shared with you my dismal track record with my winter outdoor mis-adventures as well as my feeble attempt at cross-country skiing. I hope you'll find these to be entertaining reads rather than a deterrent to embarking on some outdoor family fun. Family Fun at Fonda Christa at Hidden Valley Hidden Valley Rush Here is a summary

You will likely have gathered from some of my recent candid writings that I lack proficiency skills in the winter outdoor activity arena. I've recounted stories of my misfortunes while downhill skiing and tobogganing, while my cross country skiing capabilities leave room for significant improvement. But that hasn't deterred me from persevering and

As far as low-impact, family friendly outdoor winter activities are concerned, there are few that are as accessible while potentially also exhilarating as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  These two activities can be as benign or as extreme as you want them to be.  Based on my previous blog post about outdoor winter activities you will