Monday, October 30, 2006

Going back to UNBC

Well....looks like I'm going back to UNBC, but this time I'll be teaching. I just got a call to ask me if I was able to come and teach a Continuing Studies night course on making web pages using a program called Dreamweaver. I'm pretty excited about it actually. I think it will be fun. It's going to be twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) for three hours each night. I'm hoping this opens up some other classes that I could teach up there. We'll see. Anyways, just thought I'd share that little bit of excitement with everyone.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Camp Morice

I have a few more pictures now...The first is a picture from the back of the chapel. The second is the infamous Mt Pope with some rays of sunshine gleaming on it's pretty face. I remember climbing part of that face with Peter and Ben...we managed to get 3 pitches up (3 rope lengths). It was a pretty amazing view of the lake and surrounding area while on top of an 80m cliff.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Mount Pope

I thought I'd post this picture of Mt Pope that I took with my camera phone. It's a view of the mountain that not everyone gets to see. The water is way down now, so I walked to the point and took this picture from way out on the rocks on the other side of the point...for anyone who's been out to Camp Morice, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


I've had lots of things floating in my mind and I thought I'd write them down.

I saw some Canadian geese today flying over head in a perfect V formation. Pretty cool. I listened to them as they flew over head. Did you know that the lead goose is completely silent and the other geese are yelling to cheer him (or her) on? He's the one breaking the wind for all the rest. Pretty cool. I also heard that geese mate for life....which is an interesting characteristic as well.

One of the things I learned from my trip to Europe is that almost everyone "works to live" instead of "living to work" as most North American's do. I would really like to have a nice job and work hard and all that jazz, but I don't want to be one of those people that puts in 60 hours a week and doesn't have time to hang out with friends, exercise, or just relax. I really like it out here at Camp makes it pretty easy to relax and enjoy life.

Did you know that the area of BC is the same as Germany, France, and the Netherlands combined? Ya. And BC is actually 75% mountaneous which meens that 75% of it is 1000m above sea level. How crazy is that! Lastly, out of all of Canada's land mass....BC only represents 10.2% of it. Nuts!

Anyways, I'm off to bed. Kids are coming out to camp early tomorrow.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Take off Eh?

I got a call this morning asking if I could go out to Camp Morice to be the caretaker for a few days, so I packed my stuff and left 30 minutes later. You see, last week Jackie Deutch from Camp Morice had a heart attack....she lived through it and went to Vancouver for surgery (I'm told she had sugery today and is recovering now). Mike and Cathy Labonte came out to camp to take care of things while Richard and Jackie are in Vancouver, but last night Cathy got a call saying that her mother had passed away. Hense, I come rushing out to camp so that she and Mike can leave for Regina tomorrow. I'd like to ask that you please pray for Jackie that she has a safe and healthy recovery, and also pray for Cathy and her family.

I spent the day working on the Italia slideshow which is rendering as we speak. I hope to work on Germany, Czech, Ireland, and Scotland tomorrow if I can.

Anyways, I'm off to do some camp chores.