Category Archives: Recreation

Curlpacking: Annette Lake

To commemorate the best date that will happen in my lifetime, which was 11/11/11, I suggested that we all go backpacking for a nice, leisurely fall trip: Me:  Are we actually going to leave today? Sparklepants:  Sure, maybe.  We still … Continue reading

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Oh Canada!

A couple months ago, Sparklepants and I took a little trip to the land of our northern neighbor to canoe the Bowron Lakes Circuit. It’s a roughly rectangular route of 80+ miles of lakes, rivers, and portages on the west … Continue reading

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Valley Of Fire

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Lost and Found

Last week, the Curl Nation Mascot and I went on a hike all by ourselves.  No big whoop.  I do stuff like that all the time. I picked a hike the trail guide described as “waterfalls, broad slopes of heather … Continue reading

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a curling break in nyc

From early April. While on book tour.

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Snowcurling: Wenatchee Ridge

Friends who have heard me complain about being cold when it’s 85 degrees outside do not believe that I would ever willingly do such a thing as snowcamping, but it’s actually really fun and also a beautiful time to be … Continue reading

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Kiss the girl.

If the painting thing doesn’t work out, Sparklepants might have a new career in sand sculpture. Look at those lips.  Doesn’t it make you want to pucker up and lay one on? Or if you prefer, there is this option:

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Gehry v Goldsworthy Mash-up

If Frank Gehry was a curler, maybe he’d spend a lot of time on the beach. And because he’s Frank Gehry, he would toodle around in the sand. And maybe he’d build sand dune cave dwellings. With a lot of … Continue reading

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Curlpacking: Mildred Lakes

Sparklepants, the little poochie, and I packed up our gear and hit the trail up to Mildred Lakes in pursuit of some wilderness curling.  The “trail” if one can call it that is mostly rocks, fallen trees, and roots, with … Continue reading

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Bananas for Bananagrams!

One of the best things about curling, is that you can go camping in the middle of the week to avoid the weekend crowds.  The bad thing about camping in the middle of the week is when Rain (and I … Continue reading

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