June 2013 Calgary Flood

We're well into Day 3 of the June 2013 flood in Calgary. There have been so many amazing, heart-breaking, inspiring, eye-popping (running out of adjectives here) images and stories shared via Twitter (#yycflood) and through the local media that I seriously debated whether to add to the deluge of images and other observations. Ultimately, I…

Geocaching at Sandy Beach Park

On Saturday we attended the annual "end of the year" potluck for all the members of the competition team from Calgary Taekwondo Academy. For a few years running, our taekwondo master has reserved a picnic spot (with charcoal BBQ) at Sandy Beach Park, which is fairly centrally located, just north of the Glenmore Reservoir. While…

Fullerton Loop Hike, West Bragg Creek

We didn't get much hiking in this year: cold, wet weather in the late spring combined with back problems for Mr. GeoK and achilles tendonitis for Mrs. GeoK meant we enjoyed less than a handful of hikes over the 2010 season. So when the grade 6 Outdoor Education students put out a call for parent…