Thunder Bay

Fortune Favors the Bold

Mar
31

So one of my friends throws a quite fun birthday party for themselves every year up in Thunder Bay. Last year I ended up missing this party because of another trip and so, this year, I went out of my way to find out details first. As usual, the party lived up to its reputation and so you won't see any pictures here.

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Pushing Through

Feb
23

Ever have one of those weekends where all your plans go wrong? Multiple plane flights delayed? Ferry to even reach the airport violently buffeted by winds and unable to dock for almost an hour (luckily we've already mentioned the plane delays)? Large snow dump followed by frigid temperatures and high winds cancelling your original plans? Friends, having expected you to be busy, already having other plans? Chest deep snow once you do actually get out? All of the above and more in one weekend?

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Living History Part 2

Aug
23

Sometimes things just don't work right. For example, I couldn't upload more than 141 images to part 1 of this post without causing funkiness. Not sure why, but seemed easier to just make a part 2 than to spend hours fixing it.

If you want to see all the pictures at once, I recommend the Image Gallery.

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Living History

Aug
23

Ever wonder what it'd be like to live in the early 19th century? Every year the Grand Portage National Monument organizes a reenactment of a fur trade rendezvous, a gathering where much trading of furs for goods happened in slightly less wild parts of the wilderness. The Grand Portage site is a historically important rendezvous site and this event seeks to commemorate that and help educate the public on an important part of US and Canadian history.

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Project Peregrine

Jul
04

So what's a good way to make an amazing weekend? Taking things you love and combining them into a crazy smorgasborg that barely gives you time to sleep. And that's exactly what I did this past weekend.

As those of you who have read some of my other postings probably realize, I love climbing (and, more generally, exploring).

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Thunder Bay Festiv'ice 2013

Feb
23

I like climbing.  As my parents like to tell it, I used to climb out of my crib before I could even walk.  The doctors suggested putting a net over the top to keep me in, but my parents refused to put me in a cage--they indirectly supported this love from the beginning.

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