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22 Jul, 2005

Home again.

Posted by andrea in: Misc. life

We have returned from a 5-night camping trip. We’re all intact. There were no burns, cases of poison ivy, and no one lost a limb or got stabbed by a hot dog roasting stick … although someone narrowly missed getting her eye poked out with the blade of a canoe paddle. More on that later.

I have just emerged from the shower. During our trip I had showered exactly once, and even then it was a half-effort because I was accompanied by my two children. (FYI – I consider accumulated camping grime something of a badge of honour. It’s wussy to shower.)

I felt like one of those mexican layer dips. Except instead of layers of bean, sour cream, salsa and shredded cheese I was largely composed of layers of sand, sweat, grime, bug spray, sunscreen and calamine lotion.

I feel pretty good now. A little tired maybe.

Anyway, that’s why I haven’t been here, you know, in case you were wondering.
I’ll be posting a complete update as soon as I organize my thoughts and photos. There are lots of both.

Later skaters!

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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