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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 days in Las Vegas – Part 10

I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I encourage you to follow my...

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Just the facts.  What are the chances?

Just the facts.  What are the chances?

I met Bruce and Rennee Allen of Grande Prairie, Alberta during my first bike tour on July 18, 2011 and stayed with them for 2 nights.  The reason I met the Allen’s was thanks to my laptop...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 9

I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I encourage you to follow my...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 8

I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I encourage you to follow my...

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How to actually reach your dreams

How to actually reach your dreams

How to actually reach your dreams.  If I had a dollar for every time someone said “someday” I would be independently wealthy.  Do you ever notice that most people don’t actually reach or live their...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 6

I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I encourage you to follow my...

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How much strength must I have

How much strength must I have

How much strength must I have Sure you have strength to move mountains Have you the strength to be me My self hatred of the boy inside me He dare not show his face for shame Hidden in the shadows...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 5

February 8 to 14, 2021 Some Notes -  I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 4

February 2 to 7, 2021 I am spending about 60 days in Las Vegas to work on assorted content and audience building projects.  If you are interested in building audiences and that sort of thing I...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 3

If you checked out 60 Days in Las Vegas - Part 2 you will know that I was answering some timely questions sent in from someone following my bike ride.  The following question was also asked by Simon...

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The Plains Cottonwood Tree

The Plains Cottonwood Tree

I came across this particular Plains Cottonwood Tree in Dinosaur Provincial Park.  The information plaque at this tree estimated the tree to be just over 200 years old.  And that it was likely a...

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Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants

In northern California there is a 31 mile section of old Highway 101 where the tallest trees in the world grow.  These trees are called California Coast Redwoods (Sequoia Sempervirens) and this...

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The Smallest of Things

The Smallest of Things

The Smallest Things As if it was yesterdayI never forgot what happened, I never forgot the painThe smallest of things brings me back to those days They say time heals all painTry telling that to the...

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Every Night

Every Night

Every night is the same A single tear rolls down a cheek Every night I am reminded of a lifetime of regrets I would rip out this broken heart to do life differently I look away in absolute shame My...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 2

If you haven’t read 60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 1 I encourage you to go read that first.  There will be a link at the bottom of this post and HERE Interestingly enough only a few days ago literally...

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60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 11 – Final Review

60 Days in Las Vegas – Part 1

Intro and what this all about Originally, I was going to try turn this particular content into a YouTube series.  For two main reasons – to create more YouTube content and attempt to get better in...

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18 solid reasons to bike tour with a trailer

18 solid reasons to bike tour with a trailer

There are many very good reasons to bike tour with a trailer.  In this post we will explore 18 reasons to bike tour with a trailer.  But if I didn’t know better, I would say there truly is a...

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Some of my favorite Las Vegas murals

Some of my favorite Las Vegas murals

These are some of my favorite murals that I found in Las Vegas Nevada.  I was able to find most of these murals north of the strip heading towards the Fremont District. Click on image to enlarge...

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The Mahogany Tree of Belize

The Mahogany Tree of Belize

This is a blog post to help organize all my personal and online research notes of the Mahogany tree of Belize in one place. Disclosure: The purpose of this post is not about writing a post but...

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Stealth Camping on Bike Tour

Stealth Camping on Bike Tour

Stealth camping on bike tour, this is perhaps a bit of a controversial topic.  Some people believe that it is wrong to camp on someone’s property without permission.  I can’ really argue that...

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Emptying the Monkey Mind

Emptying the Monkey Mind

I have no idea what I am typing or how to go about or layout what is about to be typed.  I have listened to many business and lifestyle advice type podcasts and often heard about the exercise of...

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California Part 11 (Jan 24 to 26) & Summary

California Part 11 (Jan 24 to 26) & Summary

January 24 Km’s Pedalled - 34 km’s Destination - 20 km’s from Shoshone (4 km’s to Salisbury Pass) Some Notes - There was a few side attractions along the main highway yesterday.  I pedalled past...

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California Part 10 (Jan 21 to 23)

California Part 10 (Jan 21 to 23)

January 21 Km’s Pedalled - 41 km’s (CA - 7 km’s & NV - 34 km’s) Destination -Nevada border Some Notes - I was hoping to go to Beatty get my groceries and at least get back up to Daylight Pass....

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California Part 9 (Jan 17 to 20)

California Part 9 (Jan 17 to 20)

January 17 Km’s Pedalled - 77.5 km’s Destination - approx. 30 km’s from Panamint Springs Some Notes – A beautiful sunny day as usual, daytime average temperatures are about 75F/23C.  Ever since...

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California Part 8 (Jan 12 to 16)

California Part 8 (Jan 12 to 16)

January 12 Km’s Pedalled - 57.5 km’s Destination - Claremont Some Notes – With my last night with a roof over my head I went to bed at 2am.  This bed time had me leaving Whittier and on the road...

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California Part 7 (Jan 4 to 11)

California Part 7 (Jan 4 to 11)

January 4 Km’s Pedalled - 75 km’s Destination - south of Toro Canyon Some Notes - Spirits are high and the sun is shining.  I am back on the coast.  I realized that I have been on this section of...

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Homelessness in North America

Homelessness in North America

A blog post about homelessness.  Yup that’s right.  So you might want to skip this post. I use to go to a church that had a purge Sunday.  They intentionally tried to get people to leave the church...

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California Part 6 (Dec 31 to Jan 3)

California Part 6 (Dec 31 to Jan 3)

December 31 Km’s Pedalled - 84 km’s (Strava shut off for about 10 km’s) Destination - Cambria Some Notes - Sometime in the night the tent started to shake from the wind and it never did stop shaking...

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2020 in Review

2020 in Review

If I had to explain or describe 2020 in one word, I think it would be “WOW!!!???”  With a few exclamation and question marks.  I think it’s safe to say this year did not go as planned for anybody....

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Thank you! You guys are awesome!

Thank you! You guys are awesome!

I make every effort to read every comment posted and to either respond or “like” every comment.  From the beginning I have kept a record of my favorite comments/messages. What can I say other than...

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California Part 5 (Dec 25 to 30

California Part 5 (Dec 25 to 30

December 25 Km’s Pedalled - 53 km’s Destination - San Francisco Some Notes – I got a very late start and ended up pedalling all day in the rain and into the dark.  I am camping very close to the...

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California Part 4 (Dec 20 to 25)

California Part 4 (Dec 20 to 25)

December 20 to 25 Some Notes – My productivity has been on and off since getting here in Berkeley.  I am very busy but mostly what I want to do is watch TV, which I have watched plenty of already. ...

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California Part 3 (Dec 12 to 19)

California Part 3 (Dec 12 to 19)

December 12 Km’s Pedalled - 57 km’s (Strava shut off for about 6 km’s) Destination - just past Valley Ford (3.5 km’s) Some Notes - I slept better than expected last night.  And this morning during...

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The Story of Belize

The Story of Belize

I need to thank Tom Barbitta for this blog post.  In a comment from a personal Facebook post Tom asked what the story was with Belize.  Well that's the thing – it very much is a story.  And like...

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California Part 2 (Dec 6 to 11)

California Part 2 (Dec 6 to 11)

December 6 Km’s Pedalled – 64 km’s Destination – Piercy Some Notes – According to the lady that took my money this morning for camping in Burlington Campground (Avenue of the Giants) California is...

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Bike Touring California Part 1 (Dec 1 to 5)

Bike Touring California Part 1 (Dec 1 to 5)

This is Part 1 of an 11 part blog series of bike touring through California.  My route brought down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles and then across and north to Death Valley.  Exiting Death...

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Oregon Part 4 & Summary (Nov 28 to Dec 1)

Oregon Part 4 & Summary (Nov 28 to Dec 1)

November 28 Km’s Pedalled - 82 km’s Destination - Wedderburn Some Notes – A chilly morning as usual but the sun continues to shine.  I bypassed Cape Blanco State Park which was also on my radar to...

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Oregon Part 3 (Nov 24 to 27)

Oregon Part 3 (Nov 24 to 27)

November 24 Km’s Pedalled - 123 km’s Destination - Same spot as last night - the highest mountain peek between Florence and Reedsport Some Notes – A noisy camping spot last night.  I am close to the...

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Oregon Part 2 (Nov 15 to 23)

Oregon Part 2 (Nov 15 to 23)

November 15 Km’s Pedalled - 63.5 km’s Destination - Willamina Some Notes - Based on yesterday‘s experience in the rain I thought today was going to be absolutely miserable.  When I woke up the rain...

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Oregon Part 1 (Nov 10 to 14)

Oregon Part 1 (Nov 10 to 14)

November 10 Km’s Pedalled - 28 km’s Destination - Just outside Fort Steven Some Notes – It rained through out the night.  The tent was a bit on a slope, so not the most comfortable sleep.  And it...

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Washington Part 3 & Summary (Nov 4 to 9)

Washington Part 3 & Summary (Nov 4 to 9)

November 4 to 7 Some Notes - I ended up spending 4 nights with my hosts in Raymond.  As mentioned in the last post the gentleman that pulled over and offered me a warm bed to sleep in Aberdeen was...

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Washington Part 2 (Oct 29 to Nov 4)

Washington Part 2 (Oct 29 to Nov 4)

October 30 Km’s Pedalled - 14 km’s Destination - Just outside Hoh Rain Forest Some Notes – It rained most of the whole night.  The sun actually came out today which is so unbelievable!  With sun out...

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Washington Part 1 (Oct 25 to Oct 29)

Washington Part 1 (Oct 25 to Oct 29)

October 25 Km’s Pedalled - 17 km’s Destination - Near the Fauntleroy ferry Some Notes – Wow, I am on a plane during a pandemic.  So many vacation and travel plans have been cancelled and here I am...

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Haunted by the desires that will never be

Haunted by the desires that will never be

I imagine your touch How smooth and sensual your skin is to me My fingers trembling Looking into your eyes Seeing eternity in the depths Reflecting my hurt and pain so raw My hand runs up your thigh...

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You asked, I answered

You asked, I answered

I wanted to take a moment to thank Kirk R Davis for reaching out and asking me some interesting questions.  If you have a few questions of your own, please feel free to reach out and I will do my...

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Oh Canada – What a story!!!

Oh Canada – What a story!!!

The genesis of this ride In 2011 I did a 6,500 km bike ride through all of western and northern Canada.  Simply check out the map for reference.  This ride would ultimately be one of the greatest...

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Vancouver Island Part 3 (Oct 4 to 14)

Vancouver Island Part 3 (Oct 4 to 14)

October 4 to October 10 Summary From arriving at the Allen’s in Qualicum Beach on the 4th until the 9th I barely left the kitchen table.  I started working from the computer late morning but my...

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Personal Reflections and Gratitude

I posted this on Facebook over Thanksgiving Reflecting on over 12,000 km’s pedalled over the last year (inc winter) and being invited and hosted a record 53 times (so far) across Canada I am forced...

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My US Plans

My US Plans

It seems to be crazy to be laying out my plans for the Unite States at this time.  For multiple reasons.  First I should probably already be in San Diego California by now.  Secondly I have to fly...

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Bike Touring Challenges

Bike Touring Challenges

Bike touring has it's challenges.  But this is where the memories are made.  This is my “what you don’t see” blog post.   You get to see all the beautiful photos and videos I post.  But there are...

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Vancouver Island Part 2 (Sept 30 to Oct 4)

Vancouver Island Part 2 (Sept 30 to Oct 4)

September 30 Km’s Pedalled – 42.5 km’s Destination – Wya Point Surf Shop at the junction of Hwy 4 and Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park Some Notes – Another beautiful sunny day.  I hiked Cox...

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Vancouver Island Part 1 (Sept 24 to 29)

Vancouver Island Part 1 (Sept 24 to 29)

September 24 Km’s Pedalled - 34 km’s Destination - Qualicum Beach Some Notes – The weather is overcast with just a little bit of rain.  Today was only a short bike ride to my next hosts in Qualicum...

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Vancouver Part 3 (Sept 19 to 23)

Vancouver Part 3 (Sept 19 to 23)

September 19 Some Notes – I biked to Bike Doctor bike shop looking for Post Turkey Swiss 108 (on Instagram).  It turns out he is a bike mechanic and his name is Bailey.  Bailey wasn’t in today. I...

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Social Media

Social Media

It failed so can we please stop posting crap?  If the world does not already realize the following [examples] then I promise your memes haven’t changed a thing. Every Canadian already knows that...

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Vancouver Part 2 (Sept 11 to 18)

Vancouver Part 2 (Sept 11 to 18)

September 11 Today was a very busy day.  John Leung who I was a guest on his YouTube show The Healthy Way Vibes stopped by the hostel to take me out to lunch.  We had a great time.  It was really...

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Vancouver – Part 1 (Sept 5 to 10)

Vancouver – Part 1 (Sept 5 to 10)

September 5 Km’s Pedalled - 90 km’s Destination - Vancouver Some Notes – Putting my riding clothes on this morning my clothes are saturated and heavy with sweat.  This is the seventh day without a...

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Alberta Completed – Aug 16 to 21 & Summary

Alberta Completed – Aug 16 to 21 & Summary

August 16 Km’s Pedalled - 47 km’s Destination - Jasper Some Notes – Another beautiful sunny day.  On the way to Jasper I visited, Sunwapta Falls, Athabasca Falls. Sunwapta Falls Athabaska Falls I am...

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Alberta Badlands – July 28 to Aug 1

Alberta Badlands – July 28 to Aug 1

July 28 Some Notes - Arriving in Empress Alberta yesterday.  Today is my first full day in Alberta.  Today I also get to celebrate 200 days on the road (not including time off for Christmas and...

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200 days on the road

200 days on the road

Almost nothing has gone as planned and I wouldn’t change a single thing On July 28th on my first full day in Alberta I was able to celebrate 200 days on the road.  This does not include some...

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My Plans For The Canadian Arctic

My Plans For The Canadian Arctic

This "feature photo" for this blog piece is a photo of the actual Arctic Ocean that I took in 2004 during a road trip to Alaska. So as I write this it is August 8, 2020 and I am currently in Calgary...

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Saskatchewan – July 17 to 28 and Summary

Saskatchewan – July 17 to 28 and Summary

July 17 Km’s Travelled - 100 km’s Destination – 4 km’s east of Kipling Some Notes – As usual beautiful day but with killer headwinds. I actually left the TransCanada Hwy in Moosomin to cut across...

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Manitoba – July 6 to July 16 & Summary

Manitoba – July 6 to July 16 & Summary

July 6 Km’s pedalled - 106 km’s Some Notes – I traded the hills for a headwind.  Today has been very windy, hot and sunny.  The headwind seems to have made the temperatures or at least the humid...

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Some of my favourite movie quotes

Some of my favourite movie quotes

This just a blog post of some of my favourite movie quotes Now play the game.  Your game.  The one only you was meant to play.  The one that was given to you when you came into this world.  - The...

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Thank You!

Thank You!

Admittedly it has been a while since I posted an appreciation post.  Sometimes the day to day blogging and documenting work load gets overwhelming.  Mostly the purpose of this post is for myself to...

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Reptile Adventure Camp

Reptile Adventure Camp

I had the pleasure on May 26 and 27, 2020 to visit Reptile Camp in Bonfield Ontario.  I had a few questions for Steve Featherstone the owner and camp director. How many animals are under your care?...

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I sit in the quiet

I sit in the quiet

I feel Your presence over me My eyes gaze towards the heavens I have so many questions It has been too long Since I sat in the quiet of Your presence My eyes gaze towards the ground beneath me What...

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Moving Forward – Comments

Moving Forward – Comments

I recently wrote a blog post called Moving Forward.  The post was in response to an unexpected situation in my life.  Rather then give a summary I will simply put the link to that post HERE. The...

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Northern Ontario – June 5 to 10, 2020

Northern Ontario – June 5 to 10, 2020

June 5 Km’s pedalled - 53 km’s Destination - Harmony Beach Some Notes - Yesterday evening Ray Chin a fellow cycle tourist showed up at the hotel.  Notes on meeting him can be found at the last blog...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

So I woke up to an email this morning.  A person who shall remain nameless who over the last few months had become somewhat of a mentor of mine and I thought was my very good friend basically total...

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Your bike ride inspired me

Your bike ride inspired me

I get that messaged or told to me a lot.  But most people don’t really elaborate beyond that phrase?  Inspired you in what way?  How does it inspire you?  What in your life is now different?  What...

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Just lying in my tent

Just lying in my tent

Just lying in my tent No where to be Listening to all the birds Must have heard over a dozen types Just lying in my tent No where to be Listening to the breeze play through the trees Just lying in...

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Back on the road – May 19 to 26, 2020

Back on the road – May 19 to 26, 2020

Challenges So I am back on the road as of May 19.  Premier Doug Ford started lifting restrictions thanks to Covid-19 on May 19 and I took that as my cue to start moving again.  As with many people I...

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