Camping, Camping and Triathlons - Unique Gifter

Camping, Camping and Triathlons

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Last Friday afternoon, I was finally able to hit publish on a huge post. I’ve had the idea for at least six months and have been working on it on and off for awhile since then. Sometimes it surprises me when there are no good resources for things on the internet. I guess that’s why there’s niche bloggers out there, there’s still voids for us to fill! It took quite awhile, but I put together a post called Weddings: What to Register for When You Have Everything. I would really very much appreciate it if you could share it with anyone you know that would find it useful. Β When I was getting married, I was surprised at how little useful information there was out there, and then a few years later, I am still surprised at how little there is. Β Hopefully this post will have changed the internet for the better!

Thanks so much to everyone who shared my post, I am very grateful!

Elaine, over at, does an absolutely fantastic job of creating cute gifts that cost basically nothing. That’s a fantastic skill to have when you have kids, who are constantly going to birthday parties! This week, she put up instructions on how to make juggling balls. They look like so much fun, I definitely want to give them a try, I just need to come up with an excuse. She’s made them out of old shirts and bargain basement rice and I know that they will delight the little boys who receive them as presents.

For May Long Weekend, my spouse and I went camping and then to a wedding. Last week, we toyed with the idea of going camping and finally made the decision to go around 4:30 Friday afternoon. Β I got dropped off at the grocery store after work, my spouse met me there and we picked up some food, then headed home to repack our gear. We managed to find some of my spouse’s relatives, who usually go to the same camp ground for a few weeks each spring. We went to hot springs, went fishing (no fish to be had), saw a bunch of eagles, I went for a hike, drank too much wine, cooked dinner twice in our new Camp Chef DO-10-National Parks 6 Quart Dutch Oven Pre-seasoned Cast Iron with Lift Tool and Lid. It’s pretty awesome, I thought my spouse was a little weird for deciding we should get one, but so far I love it.

This weekend, my spouse is participating in a team triathlon. Neither of us has ever been in a triathlon before, so it ought to be an interesting experience. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to do very much biking so far this year, neither has my spouse. Later on, we have a weekend bike trip planned, so hopefully this week and after we can do a lot more cycling.

If you want to cry about airfares in Canada, go read this piece on how to save money on plane tickets in Canada. Mostly, it’s how to get to US airports for cheap, from major Canadian cities. It’s good stuff.

What have you been up to lately?

4 thoughts on “Camping, Camping and Triathlons”

  1. You went camping and to a wedding on the same weekend?! You rock! How were the bugs?

    Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I'm glad you thought it worthwhile!

    I will definitely pin your post on Wedding gifts for those that have everything, because I think it's a common problem these days.

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    1. Anne - Unique Gifter

      Yup! I'm pretty sure the hotel staff were not very pleased to see us when we checked in before the wedding! The bugs were fine, but my hips were a little bit bruised because my air mattress got a hole in it and I slept on a few rocks.

  2. Sounds like you have been having a great time! I've promoted your wedding post. My life is mainly consisting of blogging, blog advertising work, and pet sitting right now. Looking forward to a New Orleans trip in July. :-)

    1. Anne - Unique Gifter

      Ahhh… Fincon! Have so much fun!
      Thanks for promoting the post, I really appreciate it!

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