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The Train to UB

October 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Well life has been a bit frantic since we arrived back from Mongolia, but I know I owe the blog a few entries.  After all, there are stories to tell. I’ve already told you about China (hot and humid, lots of Chinese food, and endless groups of people either taking or trying to take our [...]

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Tags: China · Mongolia · Travel · Uncategorized

In praise of ceiling fans

February 8th, 2009 · 121 Comments

Not many people know this about me, but I have held a long aversion to ceiling fans. Maybe this is a reaction to growing up with my parents, who love them. Not for me the 1980′s rumpus-room-chic fan with wooden blades inset with lattice work. Not for me the blinged-out fans adorned with bulbous lights [...]

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Tags: Niger · Travel

Neat photos from Chad

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Not that Chad – Chad the country. These photos aren’t mine or in Niger, but they might as well be. They are certainly representative of things we have seen. Both pics from:

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Tags: Photos · Travel

Family blogging

February 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The following are five different accounts of the same events that took place today. I shall go first. The Day According to Brad: Today, the kids went to school again, as they did yesterday. Tommy joined a grade 2/3 class at Sahel Academy. Annie has joined Miss Blomquist’s (they call her Miss. B. “because it’s [...]

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Tags: Niger · Travel

Traveling with kids

February 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Some people have been wondering how it has been traveling with the kids. I think it helps that our kids have been subjected to long periods of boredom on many drives between Regina and Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Prince Albert, Toronto, and other places. We refuse to have a DVD player in the car – we [...]

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Tags: Morocco · Niger · Photos


February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

So during our few days in Morocco, we stayed at the Golden Tulip Hotel-des-Arts, which I think translates into “the crazy-looking hotel we insist you see as art.” Witness:   The hotel seems to be a series of buildings built around a big central garden area, but it turns out that the garden is really [...]

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Tags: Morocco · Photos · Travel

Photos taken en route

January 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The temp on the way to the airport in Regina The smallest plane of the bunch. This is taken from the back on the Regina to Calgary run. The Lufthansa plane for the Calgary to Frankfurt trip. Flying to Frankfurt – the kids stayed awake the entire flight due to movies. Tommy fell asleep as [...]

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Tags: Photos · Travel