Yes. We are still alive. Yes. I’ve neglected my blog. I try to make amends with this post.
To start – Firda and I have been pretty busy these last couple of months. First of all in June we took a week and half off and travelled the Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland with my parents. Newfoundland is the last province for me to visit (and no I haven’t been to the territories yet). We spent the majority of our time around L’Anse Aux Meadows (where a North American viking settlement was discovered in the 1960s) and in Gros Morne National Park (which is amazing with lots of great hiking trails). During our trip we saw boatloads of wildlife – the final animal count was: Moose 33, Minke Whales 2, Caribou 4, Bald Eagles 3, Coyote 1, Osprey or Falcon 3, and possibly seals (the pictures will have to be checked on that one). We also saw 4 or 5 icebergs during our time around L’Anse Aux Meadows. It was an amazing trip and I really want to go back to see more of the island.
Then a week and a half after getting back from that vacation I had the annual cottage weekend with 17 friends up at my parents cottage. We spent the Canada Day long weekend hanging out, eating, swimming, drinking and just generally being lazy. Thank the lord we built the bunkie so we can accomodate that many people.
Plus Firda and I have started Geocaching. We picked up a Garmin handheld GPS about 3 weeks ago (just before the cottage weekend) and currently have 23 finds to our name. It’s a way to get us outdoors and have some fun while doing it.
Other than that we’ve been catching up on all the new TV and old shows we didn’t have time to watch. We’ve start watching Game of Thrones Season 1 – which is quite different than I thought it would be (I was thinking more along the lines of a cheesy Xena/Hercules kind of show), Falling Skies (which is apparently filmed about an hour from where we live – reminds me a lot of the Walking Dead), True Blood (I enjoy it but I’m not sure why), Breaking Bad (just plain great), and the Killing. Once we catch up on all that I’m sure Dexter will start and then the Walking Dead.
And let me tell you about the weather. 30+ Celsius temperatures are horrible and have been hitting us for the last week. Unfortunately there are no signs of letting up. Plus several of the nights don’t drop lower than 20 Celsius so I can foresee sleeping being difficult in the coming days. Stupid summer. I can’t wait for the fall.
Boring post eh? Oh well. That’s what you get from me these days.