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Walk It to Appreciate It

Returning to the rig from my Sunrise view of the Grand Canyon, I pack three bottles of water. I also pack my three heavy lenses, lunch, rain gear, map, bean bag tripod. Ugh, this pack is heavy. Ditch a lens? … Continue reading

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Sunrise on Top of the Grand Canyon

I decided today that I was going to see the Grand Canyon at sunrise, then do my walk down into the canyon. One of the rangers had advised that Mather Point was a good place to see the sunrise. So … Continue reading

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San Diego Zoo in a Day

The second attempt to visit the San Diego Zoo went much more smoothly. I only got off at the ‘a’ exit rather than the ‘b’ exit coming off the freeway, so the googles had to route me on a little … Continue reading

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Windswept Brewery Bear Stout

Interesting purchase from Craft Cellars: Windswept Brewing Co. “Bear” Russian Imperial Stout http://windsweptbrewing.com/bear Consumed with a roast beef dinner (left overs) with some added pearled barley to bulk up the left over potatoes and carrots. Initial impression: Thick coffee, with … Continue reading

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Magpie coming back!

When I was 17 I drank some very good beer I drank some very good beer I purchased with a fake ID My name was Brian McGee I stayed up listening to Queen When I was 17 Okay – It … Continue reading

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Review part Deux: The Dog & Duck Public House & Restaurant

Pub Makes Amends and Proves the Personal Touch can Still be Found in Calgary Address: 5340 2nd St. SW Calgary I love management that actually cares about what people think of their establishment. They know that word of mouth can … Continue reading

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Review: Paddy O’Leary’s Irish Pub and Grille

Suburban Pub Tries to be all things to all people Address: 8294 Centre Street NE Calgary (403) 275-6601 A pub located outside of the normal inner city circle, Paddy O’Leary’s is a growing trend in the last few years for … Continue reading

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Review: The Dog & Duck Public House & Restaurant

Interesting House converted into a Pub – Ruined by bad Service Address: 5340 2nd St. SW Calgary Edit: You may want to check out my newer review, which comes on a re-visit with much better service A bit tricky to … Continue reading

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Dirty Blonde + Halloween brew = goodness

I remember when Melvin/Bug/Zarq brewed “Hi Honey I’m Drunk” and “Black Hole Brew”. Individually, they had serious flaws (sickly sweet and bitter beer face bitter) but together, they were something fantastical. Well, I have discovered my own version thereof. My … Continue reading

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Dirty Blonde dissapoints

My current home brew I have just started drinking dubbed “Dirty Blonde” has been a bit of a disappointment. It comes off with a strong lemon flavor, finishing on a grapefruit note, minimal hop flavor. The left over yeast has … Continue reading

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