Category Archives: vacation

And So It Ends

    My last full day in Costa Rica was a free morning with the promise of a long car ride back to San Jose in the afternoon. One of my fellow travellers recommended a place not too far from … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up!

Ever since I was young, I have thought surfing was cool. I saw it in movies and TV; everything from Beach Blanket Bingo to the North Shore, Point Break–I could go on and on….actually, come to think of it, I … Continue reading

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And I Am Off

It might be a bit of cosmic irony that the polar vortex is losing its grip on the greater Toronto area (GTA) just as I am jetting off to Costa Rica, but I cannot be 100% sure. As I type … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

This time next week, I will be in Costa Rica. That shouldn’t be its own paragraph, but when you write it on paper, it just seems so much more real. It just seems that it needs its own space.  It … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Yields A Travel Deal

Cyber Monday is usually a bust for me. I rarely need anything and I rarely have money to splurge.  It is even rarer for me to actually find an incredible deal.  A ten percent sale is common enough not to … Continue reading

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Winter Awaken

The title really says it all.  I awoke this morning, thinking maybe there was a chance for one last club ride before the snow fell. Ahem. Though it might have melted before 1 in the afternoon, it certainly didn’t allow … Continue reading

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Seeking Your Advice

Readers, from far and wide, I appeal to you for some wisdom. I have a choice to make, but I am struggling to come up with the best solution.  I would love to hear what you think. I am planning … Continue reading

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A Week Without Blogging Is What Happened

The five or six people who read this blog consistently might wonder what happened. A week without blogging is what happened.  This was, of course, entirely unintentional.  I had not meant to not blog for an entire week, but that … Continue reading

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Paris-Nice Evokes Wanderlust

I happened to catch the end of today’s stage of Paris-Nice. I enjoyed it thoroughly.  While it is not an opinion that I have, I have heard that people find bike races quite boring.  Certainly it is more fun to … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

I played hooky from school today. I know I am the teacher, and technically it isn’t hooky, but it feels so much better to say it that way. It means all the indulgences of today (a couple of which I … Continue reading

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