Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 – Oh What a Time We Had…

I’ve had a challenging time trying to explain to non-attendees just exactly what TempleCon is, and what it’s about. Trying to come up with a short, pithy response has been difficult, as there is so much to say! The blurb below, paraphrased from the Providence Journal’s article on TempleCon, I think says it best: “Founded…

Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 – One more sleep…!

Sorry for being MIA for the last little while; as mentioned in my previous post, the hubster, some good friends and I are heading to a great little Gaming and Steampunk convention very soon! Since my last post, I’ve been feverishly working on my wardrobe for this event, and even though our departure is now…

Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 is a GO!

Ok, I admit it. For several years of our relationship, when it was just the Hubster (then the BoyToy) and me, we had been getting old. I don’t mean chronological age, mind you — because, well DUHHH — but more like we were getting a little too set in our ways, stuffy, and boring. Rut…

Travelscapes: Field Trip to Bakers’ Heaven!

A short while ago, I had some time to kill and access to the car, so I kidnapped my willing friend Kitty and we went to one of my favourite baking supply warehouses in the Toronto area, McCall’s Bakers Warehouse! Granted, the warehouse (they also have a much smaller store that is open to all)…

Algonquin Park…Kicked Our Asses.

I distinctly remember the Friday before I left on my Great Algonquin Adventure, my boss asking me about my vacation plans. When I mentioned where I was going, she asked in a concerned fashion if I had checked the weekly forecast for the region. I admitted I hadn’t, as I didn’t want to see bad…

Algonquin Park, Here We Come!

Don’t get me wrong, I really like my new job, and all of the potential I can see for my career advancement. My boss likes me (I think…hard to tell with women…), and I like her, and my colleagues are super-golden awesomesauce and great fun to boot. But man, am I ever exhausted. I work…

TravelScapes: Christmas in Missouri

Let’s take a trip in the Way Back Machine (not to be confused with a Hot Tub Time Machine), and let me tell you about my vacation in Missouri over the Christmas holidays of 2001. I had decided to come home and go back to college full time after bumming around on walkabout for 5…