Category Archives: wildlife

everything you ever wanted to know about kangaroos

Having now lived in Australia for 2 months, we are experts on kangaroos. So, for those outside of Australia, here are a whole bunch of facts and trivia about kangaroos. For those of you in Australia (or anywhere else who … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, birds, cats, CSU, emu, food, kangaroo, wagga, wallabies, wildlife | 4 Comments

Cold, cold, cold

Freezing, it was freezing in that hotel… Well, actually it wasn’t that bad at The Lawson, but bonus points for anyone who gets where the title came from. We’ll figure out what the points can be redeemed for eventually. It … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, birds, Canada, cats, cold, cultural differences, Edmonton, Owen Sound, wagga, weather, wildlife, winter | 10 Comments

Oh Canada…

People have said that when they leave a climate that has four distinct seasons (like much of Canada), they miss it. And seldom do you hear of people leaving that type of climate for one that is all snow – … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, beer, Canada, cultural differences, food, mountains, sports, wagga, weather, wildlife | 2 Comments

See you later, buenos noches, bye bye…

OK, so we aren’t gone yet.  We still officially live in Edmonton, but have been away for the past 10 days (so no blogging). We’re now back for a couple of weeks before another venture.  And it seems to be … Continue reading

Posted in bogans, Canada, family, Owen Sound, pie, small town culture, wildlife, wine | 6 Comments

What’s in Wagga?

Small towns don’t always have all the amenities of big cities. But then again, not all big cities are created equal either. So while Wagga might not be Edmonton, in terms of what there is to do, Edmonton isn’t Vancouver, … Continue reading

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The Alberta Advantage, Part 2: mountains

Yes, there is more we like about Alberta than the food, as discussed in the AA Part 1 post (for new readers, that’s “Alberta Advantage” not “Alcoholics Anonymous”).  Maybe what we are going to miss the most (except for the … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Canada, mountains, small town culture, Uncategorized, wildlife | 2 Comments