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09 Sep, 2014

The view from Champlain Lookout

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

On the way home from our trip to see the old ruins we decided to check out another famous landmark in Gatineau Park, the Champlain Lookout. Have you ever been? It’s a must-see if you ever find yourself in the area, as it affords us ordinary mortals a rare bird’s-eye view of a particularly pretty slice […]

We went to the Canada Agriculture Museum, and here are a few things we spotted during our visit!

Checking out another kid-friendly cross-country ski trail in Stony Swamp.

29 Jul, 2012

Post camp

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Multimedia experiments|travel talk

We have returned from an amazing trip to Lake St. Peter. I have so much to share! In the meantime I want you to meet one of the friends we made while we were there. :) Share the post “Post camp” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

09 Jul, 2012

Summer is…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Easy ways to make kids happy|Photography

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