Colours of Fall

Fall is here in full force (a month and a half later than the Yukon). The colours certainly are beautiful but because of our travelling I think this is the shortest summer we’ve ever experienced with the longest autumn on record. We both enjoy this season but I think we’re heat...

Life up North

These days, the weather in Whitehorse barely crests over 10 degrees. At this point I’m having trouble coping with these low positive temperatures, so I can’t even imagine living at 40 below with about 5 hours of daylight would be like. In just a few short months though, this will...

Adept Ameturs

Looking back on yesterday, it’s incredible to think that just one year ago, we had little to no clue about vehicle maintenance and repairs. Andrew knew more than I did, but I certainly knew the basics. That is: change the oil when the little sticker says to; get the brakes checked when...

Generation of Sound

Andrew and I have been wondering lately where all the good music has gone? Now I know this can be a hard question because everyone’s definition of good is different but seriously, is this generation really going to be known for Justin Bieber?  I’m sure there has to be one or two...

Sears to the rescue

So since we’ve had a bit of a quiet day we wanted to write a post about our experience with Sears as we’ve been really impressed with them on a number of occasions. On two previous trips to the USA (before the firebus), we had a much more problematic car which always seemed to...

Shower power

Even if it’s the most practical of things you seem to always learn something new. Take showering for instance – you think you know, but you’d be surprised how much you can learn about how to get a good shower. When you’re on the road there are some really...

Knife semantics

So apparently what we know as an X-acto (exacto) knife (i.e. a retractable utility knife) in Canada is not really what I thought it was. If you go to an American store asking for an X-acto knife they just look at you puzzled. This is in fact known as a ‘snap blade knife’. Our...

All lit up

It must be Christmas.  When else would you see a whole scene play out in lights on someones front lawn? If you look closely you will notice a helicopter, an airplane, a rocketship and a sleigh all flying around a nativity scene. Plus a Santa thrown in for good measure.  Gotta love it though....

Leaf it alone!

We’ve been noticing that a good number of people own leaf blowers here – not that we see them all the time, we do. Unfortunately though, at the moment we are also constantly hearing them… almost daily. It’s not like a lawn mower either where you can ignore it after a...

Scoping out the neig...

Today was a fairly quiet day, our friends went of to work and we did a bit of work ourselves. When they returned we had some dinner and then headed out to see some of the neighbourhood. There are some pretty swanky houses in the area with huge manicured lawns and large chandeliers that you...