Blomidon Provincial Park and Domaine de Grand Pré

This morning we headed for Blomidon Provincial Park, which is over on the Bay of Fundy. I assume it was formed by giant glaciers shoving their way southward, but I am only an amateur geologist and so couldn’t say for…

Peggy’s Cove and Kejimkujik National Park

We had a little trouble getting started this morning. I had an awful night lying awake listening to Friday night partying outside while a couple of Simply Sleep tablets tried their best to put me under. Eventually I got up…

PEI to Halifax

We packed up this morning and drove through a bit more of PEI before heading on our way. The main stop en route involved a hike (see the previous post for the meat of this stop). Here’s Tanya enjoying the…

Eagle vs. Osprey

Before heading to Halifax this morning, we stopped again at the PEI National Park for a what turned out to be an exciting hike. We set off in one direction but were positively swarmed by mosquitoes, and so headed back…

Prince Edward Island

We managed to get out of Somerville at 7am on the nose this morning. Kevin, as usual, rose to the occasion. We had a few interruptions along the way… But one learns to be accepting in a foreign land. Here’s…

Cake: Trial #1

Yesterday was the first cake trial for Tanya’s wedding. Here I am adding the first layer and looking enormously pleased with myself. Just look at that giant mess I’ve made. The cake was an almond white cake (meaning no yolks),…

Major Award

Did I ever show you this? This is coverage of a major award I received in kindergarten for my drawing of a beaver in the Muscatine County Conservation Service poster contest. If memory serves, the little beastie had a stick…

BBQ in Byfield

Here’s Shireen, very excited about her bubble viewing glasses. Apparently wearing these while looking at the bubbles means you can see stars (in the bubbles). She was excited. That’s Shubham with her on the left. He did a nice job…

Broadmoor

Went to Broadmoor today (now that I’m a Mass Audubon member, it’s actually occurring to me to investigate those properties). Very, very nice spot, especially with little kids (of which I am deficient). In order: ducklings (we made way), turtles,…

The Day that Dad Came to Play

Dad had a conference here in Boston, so he stayed afterward to play tourist with me. First, we went to Cape Cod. He’d never been there before. We had fried things (I had oysters but can’t remember which seafood he…

No More Corporate Casual

No More Corporate Casual

We have company coming over in a bit, so Merry has dressed up a little.

Joppa Flats: Wildlife-free Reserve

I heard rumors of bald eagles up by the Merrimack and Parker rivers, and so made the drive  to Newburyport today. Zero eagles (and zero snowy owls and not even a single brave sparrow clinging in the brush). I think…

Playing Tourist with My Dad: DC, MD, VA

Dad had a conference in DC, so I flew down to mooch the free sofabed in the hotel and play tourist. Dad was able to join me occasionally between conference sessions. The weather was surprisingly warm, so we decided to…

Team building

A couple of months ago, my team at work realized we haven’t been spending much time together–other than sitting next to each other all day long, I mean. No, we hadn’t bonded in a long time. So after much discussion,…

Jack o’ Lantern Spooktacular

We went to the Jack o’Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Zoo last night. Oh, wait. Let me back up. First we ate macaroni and cheese at the Red Fez. Yum-o. But the pumpkins. I remember there being more of them…