ARCHIVE: June, 2009
I'll keep it very short... I'm tired and I'm going to go to bed. Hope you're all doing great! Hopefully I can squeeze in one more post before I go up to Algonquin this weekend, but if not, I'll post when I get back. And I'll have more pics for ya! Cheers!
----- 06.21.2009 --------
It's 10:35pm on Sunday and somehow the day got away from me. I got my pics together from my trip out to Manitoba, however I don't have them put together into an album. Well, that's only partially true. I put them into a facebook album, just not a custom one for my site. So, if I get around to doing my album to post on here tonight, great. But if not, here's the facebook photo album to give you a heads up. The album on here will be higher resolution than what facebook allows, however they'll still only be a fraction of their full size. Enjoy!
----- 06.10.2009 --------
Well, better run and tend to the rest of my packing and prep work.... my batteries won't charge themselves you know! Stay tuned... I hope to have some great pics and such up sometime next week. I get back Wednesday. Cheers!
----- 06.07.2009 --------
Wednesday was soccer, which went pretty well. We tied. I hadn't play in 3 weeks because my ankles were giving me trouble from my last game. They're doing alright now, but I don't want to push my right one too hard.
Kim left for New York on Wednesday night and comes back tomorrow. Her and her bride maids are hanging out, having a spa weekend type of thing. It's her equivalent to my bachelor party, which will be coming up in July. Speaking of things related to the wedding, we're making honey moon plans. My parents have a membership with a resort/time-share company. They've offered us points to stay at a place we like and after going through the fairly extensive catalog of places to stay, we think we're going to go to Turkey! Very excited about that! :)
What else? Oh yes... planning for a canoe trip with my buddy Shawn and some of his Friends in Manitoba. I'll fly into Winnipeg on Thursday night and we head out Friday morning for 4 or 5 days. I'll fly back to Toronto early Wednesday morning. The route we're doing is the Rabbit River - Cole Lake. YOu can see it on on this PDF. It's located in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba.
Other than that, things at work are humming along. And wedding planning is going well. Built out a site for it this week (it's been a busy week!). You can see it at www.mikgirardwedding.com. It seems like my summer is practically all booked up and full and it hasn't even started yet! Hopefully I'll be able to get up to the land for some fun exploration, camping, and to start planning how it's going to look. First things first, I think I need to get a steel shipping container up there to store some tools, camping gear, and eventually a canoe. As well as get a well drilled so I have access to clean water. With proper care of the water, I should be able to drink it right out of the river. I was in MEC yesterday, looking at purifying options for my camping trips and came across the MSR MIOX Purifier. It's tiny... the size of a pen. I found a very detailed review for it here. I'm thinking it might be the perfect thing to have on hand up at the land in the short term until a more permanent water source is available and functional.
Well, that's it for now. I'm just hanging out with my dogs (Trixie and Sally). I got them Tuesday, before going to the concert and should have them a couple weeks. I miss having them around. We went for a bunch of nice walks this weekend.... great weather! Speaking of walks, I think we'll go for one more now before the sun disappears. By for now!
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