Alberta trip 2014

This video shows our recent trip to Alberta. It has a lot of stuff packed into it with tons of detail if you look carefully. I notice something new every time I watch it. Like when Manteiga is jumping on his hands you can see his reflection in the back mirror. Or when Ronald is showing the quadcopter, the picture-in-picture in the corner is showing Ronald showing the quadcopter at the same time. I hope you like the video and feel free to leave any comments or questions below. Our adventure began with the reggae festival that we booked about a […]

The Bonesetter’s Daughter By Amy Tan

I think it was inevitable that I’d eventually finish one of Amy Tan’s novels, but am surprised it took this long! My first experience with Amy Tan was watching the movie, The Joy Luck Club, based on her book of the same name. It was a long time ago and I don’t remember much about the movie other than I liked it and it was insightful. The one detail that I replay in my mind is about the nice woman who was so nice to her husband that he walked over her and eventually left her for another woman. At […]

By |August 27th, 2014|Books|0 Comments|

Poker playing women

Does anyone say that poker is not for women anymore? That it’s a man’s game? If they came to Alaska and met my family they would see games dominated by women where the men go to bed early and the women stay up gambling while discussing the latest family gossip!

In my family the women are strong, independent, loud and out play the men in poker any day of the week! Our Alaska trip of 6 nights/7 days, consisted of 5 nights of poker. The family games usually started after dinner as everyone cleaned the table and replaced dinner plates […]

By |August 22nd, 2014|family|2 Comments|

Travelling with kids: Tips


Even though I’ve been flying with Reianna a lot, it doesn’t seem to be getting easier, I’m just more prepared I think and realistic for what to expect. This trip to Alaska got me thinking, just how much have I travelled with Rei? So I sat down and counted up Reianna’s travel history over the past 3 years 2 1/2 months. Just counting flights, she has a total of 12 trips on airplanes – 6 domestic and 6 international.

Things that I have learned travelling with Reianna…


For mom:

Dress in layers for the long haul, but nothing to tip off that […]