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Feeling static in 2019

With being stuck in school for eight and a half months of the year and needing to work a summer job, I don’t have much time for seeking out adventures lately. I have my 3-day trip to LA to look forward to in April, but the rest of my year is looking quite boring.

I live in a great city and haven’t taken advantage of that fact – something that I am going to try to change this year! Being a strongly introverted homebody, I tend to be okay with staying at home and doing nothing, but sometimes I want need to have adventures! I have thought of a few ideas to get myself out and about in lovely Saskatoon.

  1. Visit 5 local businesses.
  2. Check out a big event.
  3. Tour a brewery.
  4. Spend an afternoon surrounded by trees in a park.
  5. Visit 3 new food and drink establishments.
  6. Go out and take in the nightlife at least once.
  7. Go to a new museum.
  8. Explore a historical site.

I may not be able to travel the world yet, but I’m going to try my best to explore locally!

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Spontaneously booked a trip to LA!

Anyone who knows me well knows that “spontaneous” is not a word that describes me. At all… But this morning my brother suggested that we book flights to LA at the end of April while a one-day sale was on, so we did just that!

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We will be there when the Blue Jays are playing against the Angels, which is our main reason for taking a trip together. We have been talking about it for a few years, and the timing worked out so well for this series that we couldn’t resist!

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And: DISNEYLAND. Of course we’ll be heading back to visit our favourite Disney characters and hit up the best rides. We first went to Disneyland when we were in grades 4 and 7, so it will be so cool and nostalgic to visit the park again.

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The perfect timing of this trip also matches up with the end of my school year. So it will be something to look forward to and it’ll feel like a reward for surviving another hard year of studying vet med.

With Christmas break approaching, I’m excited to do a tiny bit of planning and thinking about what I want to do in LA as an adult. (Again, I am not spontaneous and must plan!)

This trip is going to be so much fun!

Ten Must-Have Road Trip Songs

My need for good music on a road trip is non-negotiable. Songs must be catchy or groovy enough to dance to. I have carefully crafted many playlists over the years of current and favorite songs. These are ten songs I currently must have on a road trip playlist, the most recent of which I termed Road Trip Party Jams. You’ll notice that it’s all country. 😉

Traveller ~ Chris Stapleton

 

All the Way to Me ~ Dierks Bentley

 

Springsteen ~ Eric Church

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Because I’m going to be posting so many trips and adventures from when I was a kid, I’ve had to get a bunch of pictures from my mom. I didn’t take many pictures as a young kid, and the ones I did take were often shaky/blurry/shitty. I spent a lot of time today picking which ones I want to post on here from 2006-2008, and I’m super glad that my photos weren’t the end of my selection.

So thanks for documenting my childhood and our family’s memories, Mom!

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I have spent a few days now going through my pictures, organizing, and getting ready to put some posts together. So now I am making a list of past vacations and adventures so I don’t miss anything.

I’m thinking that I will release them in a random order, rather than chronological or reverse-chronological, because there are some trips and adventures that I am more excited to revisit than others!

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A New Adventure!

So I thought this would be so easy to set up and would get going quickly. I was wrong… Sorting through photos, deciding what to say, and figuring out how to organize everything has been a real chore, so this will be a work in progress throughout the next few months.

Even though this is going to be a lot of work, I’m excited to look back through my memories and start building a list of new adventures!