Dog Sledding in Quebec During Carnaval

If it’s winter and you’re in Quebec City, dog sledding is an experience you shouldn’t miss. If you’re in town during Carnaval it can be done up on the Plains of Abraham, but we’d recommend making the trip to one of the dog sledding companies outside the city for a more authentic experience.

Putting our hunt for Bonhomme temporarily on hold, we went to Aventure Plein-Air Inukshuk and would highly recommend them. Continue reading “Dog Sledding in Quebec During Carnaval”

We’ve come to Quebec in search of the elusive winter

Winter is missing. I don’t know about where you live, but in my neck of the woods, the weather’s been nothing short of weird. I can’t remember the last time I went for a run in January in shorts without having to fly to a warmer climate. This year it’s happened twice.

The “scientists” say that an Arctic osscilation is holding back the jet stream and causing unseasonably warm weather. Maybe that’s part of it, or maybe it’s something more sinister. Either way, we’ve decided to set out in search of the missing winter. Continue reading “We’ve come to Quebec in search of the elusive winter”

Did I ever tell you about the time we were charged by a 400lb Gorilla?

Charging silverback Gorilla
A new friend in Uganda

What would you do if a silverback gorilla suddenly charged in your direction? When we went gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda that question became more than an interesting hypothetical for Katy and me.  Continue reading “Did I ever tell you about the time we were charged by a 400lb Gorilla?”

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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