Saying Good-bye

Parting ways is difficult. Farewells yank at heartstrings. Change can be exciting, sad, and scary…Yesterday we left Orangeville, Utah and started the long drive home to Canada, where we’ll be for the next six months.  We said good-bye to Joe’s Valley. We had such a good time on the hard sandstone and funky features of … Continue reading Saying Good-bye

Four weeks go by…

We’ve been desert hopping our way through Arizona, Nevada and California, and have just rolled back on in to Las Vegas. Desert toesWe left Arizona on January 17thand headed north west to Red Rocks just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Over two and a half weeks we had quite a few rain days – and … Continue reading Four weeks go by…

Destination #2: Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree. Desert oasis. Dry heat. Freezing temperatures. Crumbling granite mounds. Rattlesnakes. Land of never-ending rock and funky-gnarled J Trees…straight out of Dr. Seuss. This place was beautiful to explore, climb, hike, rest, or simply exist in. There is nothing quite like desert sunsets and sun rises, moon rises and stars, snow storms versus midday … Continue reading Destination #2: Joshua Tree

An Escape to Powell River and a Master’s Degree!

After two long, hard, fun, and incredibly rewarding years, I proudly defended my MSc thesis on September 5, 2014.  Despite how anxious I was going into the defence, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and it was great to have so many wonderful friends there to support me.   (1) Defending my MSc thesis (2) Super awesome LCSRG … Continue reading An Escape to Powell River and a Master’s Degree!