Desert Things

Basically, this blog post is as barren as the Algodones dunes. Here, have some pictures of sand.    

My First Saguaro, a day in Arizona

I was a 2ish hour drive from Arizona, so I figured why not?  Sometimes the urge to check off a new state/province/country from the bucket list takes over. That, and I reaaaaally wanted to see a saguaro cactus. I know that it’s a pretty weird bucket list item, but I really love cacti. So, I…

Cabin Fever

I seriously haven’t been anywhere or done anything travel-y since Halloween weekend. I went to Plattsburgh for a day (basically, Target and lunch) with my friend Amanda during my Xmas holidays and it felt so good just to get out. Sometimes, I get stuck in a rut. I have been in one of those ruts…

24 hours in La Capitale

Confession: I don’t know how to travel in cities. Seriously. I spent the time I was in Quebec City wondering what exactly I was supposed to do. So, I did the things I thought I was supposed to do, ate an onion soup, and moved on. Don’t get me wrong, Quebec is a beautiful city….

Pumpkinferno

Every October Upper Canada Village gets its Halloween on with Pumpkinferno. Basically, thousands of pumpkins are carved into some pretty impressive Jack o’lanterns.  The event takes place after sundown (because, you know, jack o’lantern), and is super popular. I suggest getting tickets online ahead of time, which lets you skip at least one really long…

Behind Bars at KP

My friend Steph and I have a thing for former prisons-turned-museums. This summer we added Kingston Penitentiary to our list.  Closed in 2013, the former maximum security prison is now open for guided tours. Our tour was given by a former guard, and was super interesting. The discharge and release forms we had to sign…

Poke-o-Moonshine

Last Saturday we headed out for a third Adirondacks hiking expedition of the season. Since days are shorter, nights are colder, and life is more hectic, we decided to make it a day trip instead of the usual weekender, so we chose Poke-o-Moonshine Mountain, as it’s located about 20 minutes south of Plattsburgh, right off…

Lost Villages Museum, Ontario

The prison museum didn’t take all that long (if you’re like me and take a tonne of pics, you’re still in and out in about an hour), so we decided to head over to the Lost Villages Historical Society. It was a random find, at the exit to the prison we picked up a pamphlet,…

Cornwall Prison Museum

  I really like abandoned places. I usually sneak into truly abandoned places with my camera, partner, and occasionally my dog. However, when I can go the legal route and still get a pretty cool experience, I`m apt to do so. I saw some vague information about the Cornwall Jail Museum in Cornwall, Ontario; after…

Cabane a sucre, Village Quebecois d’Antan

A couple images of a visit two weekends ago to the Village Quebecois d’Antan’s sugar shack. The food was good, the traditional music good, the parenting skills and behaviour of children present: horrible. Seriously, if your 4 year old has tripped two waitresses, been warned by another, thrown a screaming fit under other people’s table……