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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Tackling the Basalt Bluffs Trail

Sometimes, the craziest ideas turn into the best ones ever. Take for example, today’s adventure with the family. We had celebrated New Year’s Eve at the house of a good friend…and lo and behold, we finally made it to midnight! That meant arriving home late and getting the kids to bed at almost 1am. **Turns out that it IS true…no matter how late the kids go to bed…they are bound to wake up at the same time no matter what!**

So on New Year’s Day, even though the kids were operating on a sleep deficit, my husband actually suggested that we head up to Stake Lake for a snowshoe. Not only did he suggest a snowshoe, but that we would actually try the Basalt Bluffs trail, which we had never attempted before and weren’t even sure if the kids could handle it.

However, it turned out to be an awesome experience! Basically, no whining and only smiles at the end of our adventure.

The trail:

We started off at the Lodge and headed straight onto the Lake Trail (A on the map, be sure to get one at the booth!) The Lake trail is a loop and therefore you could start it in either direction. We chose the shorter distance. Our goal was to get do that little bit of the Marsh Trail (C) that connects to the Basalt Bluffs trail (D).

Once on the Marsh trail,  we turned right onto the Basalt Bluffs trail (D) and then snowshoed that trail in the counter-clockwise direction Continue reading Tackling the Basalt Bluffs Trail

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Poll: New Year’s Resolution

Another year is drawing to a close, and I hope that everyone had the chance to spend valuable time with their loved ones this holiday season.

The 1st of January is tomorrow…and for some, that means resolution time!

How about you…do you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, do you make a new one each year? Take the poll and have a wonderful 2018 of exploring with your family and friends!

Did you make a New Year's Resolution for 2018?

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Christmas Shopping: All Done or Have Yet to Start?

7 more sleeps until Christmas Day! Are you ready?

Have you completed your Christmas Shopping?

  • Yes! (100%, 4 Votes)
  • Not even close (0%, 0 Votes)
  • I haven't started (0%, 0 Votes)
  • We don't celebrate Christmas (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Christmas Tree: Real or Artificial?

By now, your family has likely decorated a Christmas Tree. Take the poll…which kind do you decorate in your home?

Which type of Christmas Tree do you decorate in your house?

  • Artificial (50%, 5 Votes)
  • Real (40%, 4 Votes)
  • We don't put up a Christmas tree (10%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Have you decorated your tree yet?

Some families put up their Christmas tree and turn on their exterior Christmas lights in mid-November. Some families wait a few more weeks.

This week’s question: 

Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet?

  • yes (53%, 8 Votes)
  • not yet (47%, 7 Votes)
  • we don't put up a Christmas tree (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!