Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My Gillette Drafted Audition

Just another post/refresher. please watch and share. Help make my dream a reality.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Seventh Heaven!!

It is NHL playoff time and with the playoffs come OVERTIME and Game 7's. This year has already had 3 game sevens and many overtime games to get our hearts racing.

Along with the OT's and game sevens is another great piece of history. All of the Original Six teams are in the playoffs for the first time since the 1995/96 season. Also, four of the six have continued on to round two.

The first thing I need to talk about is the return to the playoffs for the boys in blue. The Maple Leafs finally after nine long years made the playoffs and gave there fans nine years worth of excitement. Two overtime games and a game seven that will be talked about for many, many years. Unfortunately game seven did not go the Leafs way and they suffered a 5-4 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins. The Leafs were down 3-1 in the series and could have easily been even in the series had game 4 gone there way(which it should have). Nevertheless the Leafs won the next two games and forced a game seven much to the excitement of everyone in Leafs nation!

Leading 4-1 in the third period after a Naim Kadri goal it seemed inevitable that the Maple Leafs were moving onto the second round. Twitter and Facebook exploded with happy leaf fans and disgusted Bruins fans. However fourteen and a half minutes after Kadri's goal the Bruins and leafs were headed to OT. The Bruins scored 2 goals in the final minute and twenty two seconds to force the extra period.

The pace in OT was fast and furious with chances at both ends, but both goalies making series saving saves. Then on a rebound Patrice Bergeron sent the bruins to the next round. It was fitting as rebound control seemed to hamper James Reimer all series and in the end it cost his team the series.

A great series none the less and I actually found myself rooting for the underdog leafs. That is hard for me to say as I have always been anti-Leafs since I can remember.

In the other game seven the Rangers detroyed the Capitals 5-0 on the back of another great goaltending performance by Henrik Lundqvist. Anti-climactic and boring unfortunately.

In London Ontario another game seven was taking place with the winner of the Barrie Colts versus London Knights matchup going to the Memorial Cup.

With the game tied up at two late in the third Bo Horvat sent the Knights through to the Memorial cup. He scored with less then one second to play and the goal even had to be video replayed to see if it would count. So after cheering wildly after the goal was scored fans had to wait to see if it was actually a goal. Then the ref pointed to center ice signalling a goal and the players and fans got to rejoice a second time.

Congratulations to the London Knights on Back to back Memorial cup appearances.  It will be interesting to see how they fare against the red hot Halifax Mooseheads who have only dropped one game all playoffs in reaching the Memorial Cup.

Needless to say last night was hockey heaven for me and it will only get better the deeper the playoffs go and the more meaningful the games get!!!! The better show the games in England cause this is just too good to miss.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Hello everyone,

I ask of all of you for a little bit of help. I am not asking for money, all I am asking for is 2 minutes of your time.

Yesterday, I was at the Mall in Halifax and they were holding auditioning for Gillette Drafted #5. Gillette Drafted is a reality show looking for the next sportscaster for the TV station THE SCORE.

This is a three part first step. I completed the trivia portion in which I had the highest score out of all the candidates who had taken the trivia portion. I completed my audition(video link below). And now I need to do the social networking portion. I need to promote myself as best I can and get as many views of my video but more importantly I need people to LIKE my video and write positive comments on it. If I do well enough I will go through to the next round!!! I want this job and opportunity so badly. Please watch the video and like and comment on it. You have to have a youtube account which is easy to create if you dont already have one.

Please take the time and help me out.


Thanks again!!!! And wish me luck

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


For the past 7-8 years I have been an avid runner. From 5km to Marathons and everything in between. Team relays to individual races to duathlon's, running has been a huge part of my life.I have ran races all around North America, from Prince Rupert BC to Hawaii, to Prince Edward County Ontario and most predominately in my heart the Boston Marathon in 2010.

I am not a person who let's many events affect affect me. Sure I remember 9/11, but I honestly can say I didn't get emotional about it. I don't know if it just seemed like a movie, or maybe it was that I didn't know anyone that was directly affected by it. I also at that point in time had never been to New York and realized how massive the buildings were. What I'm trying to say is that I never lost any sleep or the major tragedies that have occurred in my lifetime. It's not that I didn't care or wasn't saddened for the people always just seemed surreal and that I was desensitized to it.

However, Monday April 15 2013 at around 2:30pm, all that changed. You all know the story of the two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and have seen the gruesome video and photos splattered across newspapers, magazines, and the internet so I will not go into those details again. Since This happened I have felt a pit in my stomach that I haven't ever had before and a great sadness that I only recall having after my uncles passing. I haven't been able to eat much and have just felt disconnected to everything the last couple of days. I am not ashamed to say I have cried so many times the last couple of days....more than I ever have possibly.

I had been training to run a Marathon this past summer and was planning on trying to qualify for this years Boston Marathon. I don't know if I would have actually ran it, but I think some of my family members may have tried to push me to do so. When I did run the Marathon in 2010 My wife and her parents had an amazing time(as did I) and I don't think anyone had a better time tan my father in law. He tells everyone how great a city Boston is and all about the day of the race and how they stood amont gsthe Kenyan and Ethiopian fans beneath the flags on Boylston street just maybe 100 meters from the famous finish line.

I looked at pictures that my wife and father in law had taken from the race in 2010 and they were standing right where the explosion happened this year. They had both said if I ran again they would stand in the same spot with the rest of my family who couldn't make it in 2010. This is what has really bothered me...What if I had qualified and ran? What could have happened to my family or even myself?

I can not express the sadness I feel for all of those affected by this senseless cowardly act. Every single person injured was completely innocent and that was all taken away from them. Thousands of runners have had there day of glory completely tarnished forever by this. Some runners may never have the chance to run the Boston Marathon again, some may choose never to run it again because of this incident.

I will now wear my Boston Marathon clothing even prouder and in support of all those affected by this. It will not stop me from wanting to run the Marathon again. If anything I want to run it even more and show these cowards that runners are a strong group. We run for charity, we run in memory of loved ones, we run to be healthy, we run because we love it, and we run to support one another. Runners are a very close and friendly and dedicated group. I know everyone I met while in Boston has been on my mind these last couple days and will always be. I will always think about this tragedy whenever I go for a run as long as I live. This tragedy has made my passion for running grow even stronger and I want to more than ever run the Boston again and run for the victims and all the people who had a part in this tragedy.

I know in my heart that Boston will rise up and be stronger than ever because of this.

Even the smallest light shines in the darkness

Thursday, April 4, 2013


The time has finally come where we men no longer need to peer over or significant(female) others shoulders to see what is new on pinterest. We no longer need to take the ridicule of wanting to sign up for an account or browse the site. There are now numerous Pintertesque sites dedicated to MEN or Manly things. Yes I have already wasted numerous hours browsing these sites and they are actually pretty awesome.

I have recently read a couple of articles saying that these sites are  "pure, unadulterated sexism".  Really? I think its just the fact that there is a lot of good stuff on pinterest and the way the site works is genius. However, most guys don't want to see wedding dresses, how to decorate cupcakes, knitting, and pictures of Ryan Gosling with his shirt off(all I have to do is look in a mirror). Most males like the DIY, travel, some of the cooking, and other ideas. But there is a lack of men's fashion, sports, and men's related health stuff on the site.  Its pretty clear that Pinterest is a female focused site(maybe not its intention) and there are finally similar sites for guys., dudepins,, and are just a few of these new sites. Sure there are a lot of women in bikinis and stuff like that but it can all be filtered by your personal interests.  Its nice to have a site with men's fashion trends from a mans perspective, and grooming tips, and cool cars. With all this stuff comes a plethora of guns and knives and other weapon related stuff(not what I am into). But this is whats great about the sites. There are things for every mans interests. All the sites work on roughly the same basic principles as Pinterest and are easy to sign up for and start using.

I am sorry ladies if your men read this and get extremely addicted. Perhaps I have opened Pandora's Box when it comes to the internet.....but its great!!!! So men rejoice in the fact you no longer have to peak over shoulders or try to figure out What the heck "Team Edward" means  or see another crocheted baby hat.  MANTERESTING IS HERE!!!!!!!

Also, here is a link to an article that I just found and is pretty interesting in its point of view. 

How do you feel about thses sites?? Sexist or Not so much?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Keeping my Promise

A few weeks back I told my wife I would write about anything on my blog that someone suggested to me. So of course to put me in my place she said to write about crimes against women(or something along those lines) and forwarded me an article.

When I opened the article I figured it would be some anti-male, feminist, men suck, kind of article....well, in some ways that is exactly what it was but for good reason. We men are causing so much harm to women and scaring them and I don't think the majority of us(men) know it.

I am not saying that all men are the problem, but I am saying that as men we are the problem. I, myself, could never imagine hitting a women or doing anything even close to assaulting a women. unfortunately not all men see it that way.

Please read this article and then continue reading. It is an eye opener to say the least.


Wow. That's all I can say about the article.
I had no idea how bad violence against women was. I remember reading all about the teenage girl who was gang raped and then had the videos pasted all over youtube and the internet......then to add insult to it people said she deserved it because she was drunk. The people that said she deserved it must have been males without sisters or mothers or something like that. I say this because what if you told these ignorant people that every time YOUR mom or sister or female family member gets drunk she deserves to be raped.........I bet that would kind of change their perspective.

I can not imagine feeling unsafe walking alone at night regardless of where I live. That's what it has come to though. I asked my wife and she agreed that she doesn't feel 100% safe walking alone anywhere.

I think as men we need to look out for the women in our lives and, in fact, all women. Some of us have young daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts etc that we care about and want them to feel safe. I hope people will share this article with every man and woman they know. It is too strong of a message not to be passed on.

To my wife.....I told you I would write about it!!!!!

While writing this blog post I also came up with a bit of an analogy. Men are like the Toronto Maple Leafs while the women in our lives are like Toronto Maple leaf fans. No matter how dumb, bad, beyond hope and help we are(men), the women in our lives still love us and think we have a chance to be better.

Also, Happy Belated International Women's Day

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Novel Idea

Since putting my running on hold six months ago I have had a little bit of a vacancy in my free time. Yes, most of my time is filled by playing with my son and wife and doing family oriented things. Don't get me wrong, I love doing family stuff but I think everyone needs a hobby or something to call their own. I have gotten into tea and also went to a camera club a learned a lot about my camera and how to take better photographs. Apparently there is more to photography then just self portraits taken on a cell phone while doing a duck-face.....who knew? I enjoy all the new stuff I have learned about aperture, shutter priority/speed, and ISO. I had originally thought all those buttons on my camera were just for show and didn't REALLY do anything.

Along with photography I am now trying to read more...that's right...full actual books. Not choose your own adventure novels like I enjoyed up until grade 11. All kidding aside I have read a few books and go on streaks of reading if I read a few good books in a row. however it seems like whenever I read a bad book I stop reading all together. Maybe its the fact that I will finish the book no matter how terrible it is.

While at Cole Harbour Place library with the family I came across a section of books entitled "BANNED". OOOOH Scandalous. I saw the books 'Of Mice and Men' and 'Cannery Row' by John Steinbeck and thought why not.....They were banned at some point so they must be good or realistic like most banned books are. I grabbed the two novels and figured I would give them a shot. Especially after seeing the creepy picture of Steinbeck on the back of 'Of Mice and Men'. He looks like a cross between Salvador Dali, Hitler, and The MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD. Not to mention I feared if I did not sign out the books he would come out of the book and put his cigarette out on my face.

The power of persuasion , or just sheer intimidation, or  is it the look of  'I really don't care if you read this book or not'.  I guarantee that picture would not fly on the back of a book nowadays.

It only took 2 sittings to read of Mice and Men as it was a very good book. The reason it was banned was clearly because of the use of the 'N-word' or perhaps his portrait on the back of the novel. The writing reminded me of 'Johnny got his gun' in that it was written how people would have actually spoken, not unrealistic pretentious english. Kind of like reading this blog in all of hits horrible grammar glory!! The book is a good quick read and may spark your passion to start reading more or read more books like this. There is something about reading the classics. Maybe its so I can answer some random Jeopardy or trivia questions in the future, but I will continue reading them. Catcher in the Rye is next on the list. Admittedly I once tried reading War and Peace........After 113 pages I had no clue what was going on or who was who. I have since found out that there exists a book to help you read War and Peace that lets you see who the families are and stuff. I figure someone should just rewrite it and use Russian hockey players names and then I am sure I could follow it. Embarassingly I remembered the character Fedorovna for this reason. Come on, a book about the Malkin's, Ovechkin's and Datsyuks would be way better than Bezukhov's, Kuragin's and Rostova's.

Now if you haven't read Johnny got his Gun you should. Its a extremely realistic and unsettling book. Which is why it was banned as it does not glorify war and have everyone come out a hero. 

As a final thought "55% of quotes on the internet are made up" - Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Little things.....

I do not often get overly excited when I purchase things that I need. Especially small things. However this weekend I was at the Atlantic Superstore, which is the same as all the Superstores throughout Canada, and came across a travel tea tumbler that I have had my eye on for a month or so. I did not want to buy it online and pay for shipping and I had not been in a tea shop that sold them. So when I saw it I knew I had to buy it. The best part is it is only $14 and the reviews for it are great.......which cannot be said for a lot of  travel tea tumblers. Its called the Aladdin tea infuser mug. It has a built in infuser basket that can be lifted via a lever out of the tea once your tea had reached the appropriate steep time. Its ingenious design allows you to actually be on the move while your tea steeps and take the basket out of the tea without opening the mug. No other mugs allow you to do this. It prevents over-steeping and bitter tea. I have been using it the last few days and its awesome. Keeps your tea hot for quite a while and the mug does not get too hot to the touch. Also its a double walled BPA free plastic and its microwavable(not the lid) and dishwasher safe(not the lid).

basket  retracted into lid

Basket released into mug

I highly recommend buying this mug. Also if you drink coffee the basket filter is fine enough that you can brew your coffee on the go as well(I have not tried this). This mug is very solid...does not feel cheaply made and hold quite a bit of liquid...a lot more than many tea tumblers on the market. For the price and how well it works I give this product a 9.5 out of 10.

Along with my new mug I also purchased some genmaicha from David's Tea. $10 for a full tin(including the actual tin). My wife had informed me how much she like genmaicha from her time working at a sushi house and I also like the tea there so I decided to buy some. This was easier than trying to make my own by roasting brown rice(which I tried and was pretty happy with the outcome).  The tea is very good. Reminds me eating sushi at Opa sushi in Prince Rupert and other sushi houses. If only it came with actual sushi.

Tin full of nutty buttery genmaicha!!!

On Tuesday I received 4 free samples of tea from NINA's Paris, which is now available inn North America. I tried the Je T'aime tea as soon as I got to work. Its black tea blend with vanilla and caramel. It smelled amazing but I did not really like it all that much. I do not really drink black tea so its hard for me to really judge this. There were also 3 other samples in the package which I have not tried yet but I am sure I will very very soon. 

My new obsession with tea is starting to take up a great deal of cupboard space which includes kettles mugs, cups, tea tins and infusers along with lots of other things. 

My favorite mug for at home is my teal infuser mug from David's tea. I love this mug and it looks super cool along with my White chai from Teavana.

I am drinking so much tea that I am starting to look and feel different. i think it works for me though

Now to totally change gears and look at some major news in the world of running. South African runner, and National Hero, Oscar Pistorius known as the blade runner has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar shot his girlfriend to death claiming he thought she was a robber and did not notice she got out of bed. When I heard this I assumed he had used some blades to kill her and not a gun. However word is that his excuse probably wont stand up in court and that he does not have a leg to stand on. Sorry It has been a few posts since I put in any inappropriate humor and jokes.

Until next time...............when in doubt, PINKY out!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pretty Fly for a White Chai

Since I have moved to Nova Scotia a funny thing has happened. I have traded beer drinking for tea sipping. Don’t get me wrong here, I still enjoy a cold pint of beer. Its just that I like the beer but it does not like me. I feel awful whether I drink one beer or half a dozen. However I have learned while raising a baby/toddler being hungover does not work. AT ALL.

Back to tea. Before September of 2012 I hand t really ever drank tea. Sure I had a cup of red rose or a sip of chamomile, but I had never been interested in tea. That changed early in September when an Xray student I was instructing brought in some tea. It was not in a tea bag which seemed very strange to me and it honestly kind of looked like a bag of pot(someone told me…..I wouldn’t know). The student explained to me that it was oolong tea from Taiwan. He put a couple leaves in a glass for me then poured some hot water on it and said to let it steep for a couple minutes. After waiting a couple of minutes I looked in the glass and saw the little balls of green had fully opened up and were full tea leaves. The taste was amazing and from that point I was hooked. Every day at work I would drink some and Mike(the student) would tell me more and more about tea and how much there was to learn.

Fast forward to today and I drink at least a cup of tea a day. I have slowly acquired a small collection of different teas and I am learning what I like and what I don’t. Until yesterday my favorite tea was Teavana’s White Ayurvedic Chai. Lots of cinnamon and spice mixed with white tea. It is uuper tasty before bed or just relaxing. It also smells amazing.

A white Ayurvedic Chai from Teavana

I said ‘WAS’ my favorite because yesterday I checked the mail and in it was a package from Mike of  high mountain Oolong!!!! Or gao shan cha(spring season) from MeiShan area to be more specific. I couldn’t believe how excited I was to receive this. It was like getting a free six pack in the mail when I was 19!!! I cant explain how good this stuff is. Its sweet and flavorful but also subtle. If you are a tea fan I highly recommend trying some good quality High Mountain Oolong.

Oolong from Taiwan.  Pictures don't do this tea justice

I have also been drinking some Organic Japanese Sencha. This is apparently Japan’s most popular drink. Its green tea and it is pretty good. This is similar to the tea you may get at a sushi place or a Japanese restaurant. However usually the stuff at Sushi places is Genmaicha which has toasted rice in it….which I have tried doing myself with pretty good results.

Davids Teas Organic Japanese Sencha

Well, I am going to stop going on about tea as I am in NO WAY an expert and anyone who is probably laughing at what I’ve said. I simply enjoy Tea and everything about it. Plus the added health benefits from drinking tea are hard to ignore. Surely I will post more on this topic, but I am sure most of you are saying ‘Oh, the humani-Tea’ by now. So I will stop.    
Lastly I just want to thank everyone who has been reading my blog. I like any feedback positive or negative. I would love some suggestions on what to write about as well.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Revelations, Realizations and other big words

Predictions (its a big word too!!)

I would like to start by saying that if you read my last post I was correct about the Super Bowl outcome. Not only did I pick the winning team but I also think that Boldin was robbed of the MVP award......but I digress.


Yesterday while at work a patient of mine asked me how old I was. I responded with '29'. That's funny because I am not 29 and haven't been for 4 years. Am I the only one who does this? Subconsciously do I feel like I am still in my twenties?? Or is it the memory loss that comes with old age that is starting to kick in? It was the first time I stopped and thought 'Holy crap, I'm almost in my mid thirties'. Never had I cared about my age, as it is true that you are only as old as you feel. With a toddler at home with endless amounts of energy, working full time, completing a big move etc, etc, I have been feeling a bit 'older' and run down. So it surprised me when I blurted out '29'. Shortly after I said 29 the patient did make a comment to my flecks of grey hair...Ok they may be more than just flecks....platinum highlights if you will. Using just for men, touch of grey is still a few years away though. All this reminded me of a story from around a year ago when I went to get my haircut at a local barbershop. I sat in the chair and the female hair dresser said 'you nice looking young man. how you want your hair cut'. then she got a closer look at my hair and said 'Oh, from the front you look like young man, but from up close your hair look like Old Man'. Really? That is a good way to get a small tip or no tip at all. Just insult the customer. She then said 'you should get hair cut like that', and pointed at a picture of a guy who looked like Mr.Petermen from Seinfeld.......seriously....Mr. F-ing Petermen.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that just because I have some grey it doesn't make me old. The fact that I wear depends and drink prune juice while watching old re-runs of murder she wrote does(I'm kidding). I've realized being 30 is great. Having a beautiful wife, and a young son, just makes life that much better and gives life a purpose and direction. I don't think I would have been as prepared for a child in my twenties or responsible enough to move across Canada. I have enjoyed my thirties greatly so far and they are only a third of the way through.


Well, as for revelations I don't have any. It was a big word that looked good in the subject and possibly helped keep people reading my ramblings on realizations.  

As for other big words : colloquialism, rhombicosidodecahedron, and CN tower.

You're Welcome

Touch of Grey


Touch of Grey I apologize for this video looking like it was shot through a potato.

Thursday, January 31, 2013


With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching I figured I may as well blog about football for the first and only time until next years Super Bowl.

one thing that has always bothered me about the Super Bowl is the ridiculous halftime shows. I am sure the players don't like the extra long delay between half's and I know that 'Actual' football fans rarely enjoy the performances either. The NFL caters to its real fans for an entire season until its most important game. You have fans of both teams playing in the game as well as every man between 15 and 99 watching regardless of whether there team is playing or not. At least if you are going to have a long halftime show make it enjoyable to the average football fan....not too his wife and people who only tune in for the commercials and halftime show. Arguably there have been some great performances at halftime, such as Paul Mcartney, ZZ top and the Blue brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and the Rolling Stones. However the NFL choosing to throw in PRINCE, Gloria Estafan(twice), The New Kids on the Block, Madonna, Britney Spears, N'sync, and Janet Jackson. I am not sure if this is appropriate for your fan base. I dont recall sitting around with my buddies watching the Super Bowl and saying 'I cant wait for Madonna to perform' or some boy band. Even The Who, whom I was pretty excited to see perform were terrible. All pre-recorded and simply terrible.

The one good thing that does come out of the LOOOONG halftime is the fact that you can concentrate on eating a variety for Super Bowl fare. From Wings to pizza to Giant steaks the eventually give you the meat sweats by the middle of the third quarter. Not to mention the focus you can put on beer drinking and drinking games or darts or Beer Pong or whatever you decide to do while avoiding watching halftime.

There are some good things about the Super Bowl. Take the commercials for example. Most are hilarious and most feature scantily clad women ....which is what football fans want to see, hence the reason every team has cheerleaders. Also the game itself. Yes, there were alot of crappy Super Bowls in the nineties but since 2000 there have been more great ones than not. This is what fans want to see. Sure fans of the teams playing would liek to see there team route the other, but on a whole a good game makes for a better Super Bowl and Super Bowl party.

As for Super Bowl parties themselves we men look forward to them starting on opening day. Its a time to drink too much beer, eat too much food and talk about sports for up to 5 hours straight......On a Sunday no less!!!! However, this is not the place to bring your girlfriend or non-football watching friends. Sorry, its one day that's all about football. Its like how men don't bother there wives and girlfriends while they watch the Oscars or Emmy's or Sag awards or ask to join in a viewing of Sex in the City. Just give us this one Sunday a year( along with every other Sunday during the football season, and possibly Saturdays if you are a fan of college football as well), and we will be happy.

When it comes to the 49ers vs the Ravens it appears on paper that it will be a great. Both teams have great defenses(not so much for the Niners in the playoffs) and can run the ball effectively. Will it be a war off attrition?? I dont think so. Along with great defenses both teams also have offenses capable of putting up big numbers. Look for Boldin from the Ravens or Frank Gore from the Niners to be game MVP's. Flacco and Kaepernick will be focused on be the secondary players will be the difference makers. I think it will be a close game until midway to late in the fourth when the Ravens will pull away.


*I am in no way a Ravens fan, I actually like the Niners more and will be happy no matter who wins.

Hope everyone has a SUPER SUNDAY and enjoy the game and festivities to go along with it!!!!!

Oh and here are some videos of what we will see if the RAVENS win!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Firstly, Welcome to my new blog about my life and times on the East coast. I cannot promise a new post every day or every week but I will try and update this blog as often as I can.

So my family and I have been here for about a month, having moved from Northern BC. While it is impossible to compare the beauty of  Nova Scotia and BC its impossible to ignore just how amazing both places are. I will miss the Majestic mountains of BC and driving, as well as running, along the mighty Skeena River. There is a rugged beauty here on the eastern shore that reminds me of Northern Ontario and cottage country in Southern Ontario which I have missed for the past 8 years since leaving home.

While driving into Metro(thats what we maritimers call the big city of Halifax/Dartmouth) I am tempted at every curve to jump out of my car and snap pictures. However with it being -20 degrees the temptation usually dissipates and I keep on driving. But alas I have snapped a couple pics on my cell phone and here they are for you to enjoy.
panorama of inlet along marine drive at sundown
ice fishing spot

I hope you all enjoyed my first post and feel free to enter your email at the bottom of the page to get notified whenever I add a new post. Also feel free to comment and suggest topics for me to write about.