Saturday, November 27, 2010

Camas Trail

 Out for a walk the other day in Oak Bay, we walked along this trail called Camas Trail.

 Some portions of it were just dirt covered with leaves and others were paved and alley like.

And the start of it was just north of the Estevan shopping area, and the end of it was down the stairs to Willows beach.

Have you ever walked on this trail?

Friday, November 26, 2010

First Snow

 Well Victoria got hit with a November snow storm. It caused a bit of havoc for a few days.  But all in all everyone seemed to cope with it quite well. Except the drivers coming home on the first day from work.  A lot of people were trying to drive without snow tires in rush hour and a few hills caused some major traffic jams on the roads out of town.  It was said that it took 1/2 hr to drive one block at a major intersection.

But It didn't stop the Horseshoe players .  The Wed morning group played on but numbers were down.  And the Thursday nite guys played also.  This last pic was from the Thursday nite group.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Geeky Christmas Gifts

Well it's time for your Christmas shopping and where would you be without my geeky Christmas gift ideas.  Let me know if you buy any of these.  I probably wont but was interesting looking around and seeing these.

1.   The bubble wrap popping Calendar.  Remember how you love to pop bubble wrap. Now you can pop one every day.

2.  The Santa usb thumb drive.  transfer your files in the festive season.
 3.  The grass mat device charger.   Just throw your device into the charger and let it get up to charge
 4.   The Iphone fold up projector.   Show those youtube videos on the wall for everyone to see.
 5.   Rechargeable batteries with a different style .  They plug into the usb port of your computer to charge up
 6.   The melting clock.  Designed to look like the clock has been in a fire or intense heat and was warped.
7.   The Etch-a-Sketch   T shirt.   We all loved playing with this at Christmas time.
 8.   I Poo'd  T shirt.  This one is for the small child on your list.
 9.    Musical singing M & M's .   You have to have something musical at Christmas time.
 10.   The usb mini fridge.    Not sure what you can fit in it but I'm thinking a can of coke might fit.   That way you don't have to go to the kitchen to get that drink.
 Ok there you go your all set to go out there and shop.


Sunday, November 21, 2010


 Well Just got caught up with life after returning from Mexico. We were down there to celebrate my Son's wedding and It was a great time to be had by all.  Not a huge number of people but we had a great time getting along with family, friends, and Of course Our new Daughter in-law and her family.

I have added some pics to share with you of our trip.  Sorry I didn't have any of the Wedding as I was part of the Wedding party and not able to take any pics then.
 This is the view from the resort looking east toward the ocean.
 We took a cruise on a Sailing boat to see El Arco and to do some scuba diving.  Lunch was included too.

 This was the view of the pool from our room.  Spent lots of time in the pool.
 Outside the Post Office .  this is the mode of transportation for the Lettercarriers.
 City square with giant flag.  There was a celebration just around the corner for a Centennial .
 A female police officer directing traffic downtown San Jose del Cabo.  And every pic I took of her was interrupted by cars . Couldn't get a clear pic of her
 The pool again.  Nice to relax beside it when not in it.
 The beach out front of the resort
And last a night shot of town.  On the last night we were there we went and watch the celebrations and walked thru the arts section of town.  It was the weekly (thursday nite) arts night. All the art type shops were open till 9.

Well hope you enjoyed the pics.  click on them if you want to see the pics a bit bigger.

Ok till next time

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hockey in Mexico

Last night here in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.  We will be atempting to watch the Canucks game from the resorts computer stations.  Hope we can get it. 

But last night what a beautiful wedding and reception for my Son and his lovely bride.  We had a blast at the reception and such a perfect setting.  The highlight was a marachi band that escorted us from the chapel to the reception area and then played for a hr while we mingled before dinner.  Wish you were all here it was so great.   I hope to put a few pics up when I get home of the resort.  But if you want to search it out on google type in cabo azul resort.

ok see you later

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Sitting by the pool before the wedding at San jose del Cabo mexico
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Down in Mexico

Down in Mexico feeling free as the air. Here I am stuck in the city still going no where.

Leaving soon for the Baja peninsula in Mexico.  San Jose del Cabo.  Just down the road from Cabo san Lucas.

I am not taking my computer but hoping to send a few short couple of lines posts from my phone.    Traveling to visit and holiday and attend our youngest son's wedding.

Well    lets see if I can spell this right.   Asta la Vista baby

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another from phone

Well sending this from my phone again. Had a lot of trouble today fixing the tsa requirements for our flight to mexico.
It took a few phone calls and a few hours toget it right. So when travelling through or over US air space make sure your ticket name matches your passport.

Till next time.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Two different thoughts

Just a couple of thoughts I have had in the last few days.  

1.  Why as a city (Victoria) are we spending money for urinals after midnight so the drunks have a nice place to pee.  Yes I know it's better than them peeing in front of a business door.  But the people that do that will still do that urinal or no urinal.

 Also While these Urinals are being provided for this. We were in a park the other day and a little girl with her Grandmother were there. The little girl said, "Grandma I have to pee".  And what did Grandma say back.  " Let's go find a tree for you."  Now why cant we spend the money for a nice bathroom for the innocent little girl to pee at instead of the drunk?   Your views?

2.  There is a big push on cutting down bad hits in hockey games and other sports now that cause concussions.  So I ask you why if they don't want hits to the head , do they still allow fighting in hockey games?  
On the radio the other day it was even reported that a lot of players are getting concussions from these fights too.  So when is the NHL going to step up and ban the fighting from the game. Its banned from the Olympics, and world Jr tournaments and that is some great hockey. So why cant we ban it from our NHL and Stanley Cup playoffs?  

Your view?

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