Olympic Games

March 27, 2008 at 12:53 pm (Places) (, , , , , , , , )

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I always enjoy watching the Olympics. It doesn’t matter if it’s the summer or the winter ones, I always find something interesting. I also love how everyone seems to get so into watching these games. People around the world are all tuning into their TV’s cheering on the athletes from their country. I can remember when the Olympics were on during exam week in high school and my brother and I watched the games all day long. If events weren’t live on TV, we watched the commentaries to the games from that day and replays. But how cool would it be to actually go and watch the games live. So for today’s item: You are to attend the Olympic games.

If you’re wanting to attend the Olympic games make sure that you plan early. Plan to buy your tickets at least a year in advance as some of the events sell out quickly.

This year are the summer Olympics in Beijing. Only 133 days to go! I’m especially excited for the winter Olympics in 2010 as their in my home country, Canada!

Here is a video from the 1996 Olympics. It is Dominique Moceanu’s amazing beam routine.

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Small town Saskatchewan

March 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm (Activity) (, , , , , , , , , )

I have fallen in love with the show Corner Gas.  Now for those of you who don’t what it is, it’s a show that is in centered in small town, Dog River, Saskatchewan.  The show is all about the members of Dog River and their life there.  I guess one reason why I like it so much is for the random Saskatchewan humor.  It cracks me up because it reminds me of my family that still lives in Saskatchewan.

So for today’s item you are to watch Corner Gas.  Corner Gas is now into it’s fifth season and you can watch either in Canada on CTV or Comedy Network, in the States: Superstation WGN or on YouTube.

Here’s a clip of an episode of Corner Gas.

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Experience the Real Outdoors

January 29, 2008 at 7:58 pm (Activity) (, , , , )

So today in my sociology class my teacher was talking about camping.  He asked the class how many people have ever gone camping.  And I was shocked at how few people have ever gone camping.  Now I’m not talking with the huge RV or in a cabin type camping.  I’m talking about the real camping, in a tent, cooking over the fire.  So for today’s item on my list everyone is to go REAL camping before they die.

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For my own personal experience camping in the woods is best.  You can camp in the prairies with very few trees, but it’s just not as beautiful.

Before you go camping ensure that you bring the appropriate equipment.

1.  Tent

2. Sleeping bag

3.  Food

4.  Wood for the fire, stuff to build a fire

5.  Warm clothes- it gets cold at night

6.  For people unsure about cooking food over a fire, a portable stove with gasoline

7.  Friends-always makes the trips more fun

There are so many available camping sites, you just need to look for them.  My personal favorite place is anywhere in Kananaskis Country (Canada).

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Freeze Your Butt Off

January 29, 2008 at 12:13 am (Places) (, , , , , , , )

Now this is something that I think would be cool to do, stay at an ice hotel.  How often can you sleep outside in the winter time and not freeze to death?  This is your opportunity.  There are many ice hotels located around the world including Canada, Norway, Finland and Romania.

The original ice hotel was started in Sweden.  This ice hotel is located in the town of Jukkasjärvi, 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle.  I know what you’re thinking, isn’t it cold?  According to the people running the hotel it does not get below -5 degrees Celsius inside your room and they also provide warm accommodations too which are normal hotel rooms inside a building.

Quick Facts about the Ice Hotel in Sweden:

Cost:  $450-830 for two people for one night

Activities:  They provide many activities to enjoy while you’re there including snowmobiles, ice sculpting, snow shoeing, and skiing

What to wear:  They provide a warm sleeping bag for you as you do sleep on a block of ice, however all you need is a nice pair of thermal pajamas and you’ll be warm enough.

When can you come:  The Ice Hotel opens up on December 7th and it is open until the beginning of April.

Even though you may be cold for a night, this would be such an amazing place to go visit.

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