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Preparing Ourselves for Changing Financial Times

Our nation is experiencing a economic uneasiness. Even without reading the news articles written about the Fed’s latest decisions or taking note of the formal indices and the latest trending patterns, there are signs of changing times and a heightened awareness of the financial climate. Many have lost their jobs, or their jobs are less secure than […]

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Six Places for Kids in Victoria BC:

1. Victoria Hippo Tours Our tour guide was witty, knowledgeable, and fun during our 90-minute tour. Kids of all ages will love riding in the bright yellow and purple hippo-bus while enjoying sights in–and around– the beautiful harbor!   2. Royal BC Museum This museum offers summer activities such as a Lecture Series about adventurers […]

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Stages of Healthy-Style Eating

Over the years, we’ve always been conscious about eating the right things, however, it has become obvious that we weren’t doing all that we could to maintain or even improve our overall health.  When we first decided to eat less red meat and eat more healthy forms of dairy (such as yogurt), as well as […]

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Victoria – We Love This City!

We are enamored with Victoria, BC,with its clean air, ocean breezes, abundant foliage, and organic eateries.  In short, it won our hearts. The Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum is a Victorian-era castle complete with lavish furnishings, stunning woodwork and lots of stained glass.  Most of the décor is original and boasts one of the most […]

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Victoria, BC, Canada

Victoria BC Canada is the largest seaside citiy on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  It is an easy commuter plane ride from Seattle and is one of the places we’ve always wanted to visit. First impression was that Victoria BC Canada is a city that has a quiet ability for bringing out the best […]

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Downsizing

Life in the fast lane is easier than ever! When we first became empty nesters, we were asked many times how we ever decided to make changes in our lives that we would  both consider positive. Apparently by many peoples’ standards, it was not considered appealing to downsize and change our ways of doing things.  Even as recently as […]

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Veggie Tacos

A farmers’ market is a wonderful place!  On Saturday mornings, we bike to the downtown open-air market where we purchase locally grown, organic produce for a fraction of the price we would find it in supermarkets.  A seasonal palette of vegetables and fruits is a feast for the senses, so it’s never boring or difficult […]

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