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Day 4 - Venturing out

Day 4

This morning, mom, shayne, kim and their daughter went out for groceries. Being Sunday, though, the Fruiteria and Mona's were closed. They went to Farmacia Guadalajera (think London Drugs without the electronics) and picked up a few things there, but they didn't have bacon. On the way back, they noticed the Fruiteria was open, and they had bacon. Breakfast was pancakes with maple-flavoured corn syrup and bacon.

Day 3 - Getting our bearings

Day 3

On day 3, we started the day by Mom and I heading to Mona's to buy some bacon and paper towel, we stopped at the tortillaria and bought a 1/2 kilo of Tortillas (5 pesos -- about 50c), fresh off the machine, then to Fruiteria Ordonez for an onion and some peppers, then back home. After breakfast, we went down to the ocean, and the kids got good and wet, and sandy.

Day 2

"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore"

Well, my internal clock is truly messed up now! I laid down for a nap around 5pm yesterday, and woke up at 5am today! I'm writing this at 6am on Day 3. Day 2 started (still in Calgary) very early in the morning. We woke up about 2:30 and left the house at about 3am. We got in line for baggage check, and were through that by 4:20, then lined up for security.

Day 1 (zero?)

I guess I'll have to decide if today is day one or day zero.  I guess I'll call it day one, even though we're not in Mexico yet.  Today, we left Saskatoon about 10am, and arrived in Calgary at about 4pm Saskatoon time.  Another 1/2 hour and we were to my sister's place.  There's nothing too exciting yet, but we had a good trip.  My daughter noticed the new Children's Hospital which was very visable from Sarcee Trail.  It is painted all different colours and kind of looks like it was built out of lego.  Check the

GPS Tracks and Waypoints

This page contains all the GPS tracks for our Mazatlan 2007 trip.  Files contain track logs and a few selected waypoints.  These files are posted in Google Earth (.kml/.kmz) format. To view them, download and install the free Google Earth program available at

Our trip to Mazatlan

Well, it seems the final details are now in place. The last thing left to do is pack our bags and then actually get ourselves to Mexico.

Lake 2006

As usual, we spent a week at the lake in Summer 2006. Here are the daily highlights: (note: videos are not dial-up friendly)

Day 1

Make your own cheese.

How to make Queso Fresco Cheese

1. Pasteurize your milk (recommended if you're lucky enough to get raw milk.) Heat milk to 145F and hold for 30 min.
2. Cool milk to 90F. Add mesophilic starter culture. Add rennet. Stir for 1 minute. Hold for 30-45 minutes until the curd gives a clean break.
3. Cut the curd in 1/4" cubes.

Sasktel Max Local on Demand


Max Mobile


Sasktel has launched a new service on their Max "cable" TV service -- Local on Demand. Basically, this is a community channel, but rather than have scheduled programming, it is set up as an on-demand service, meaning you can watch what you want, when you want. So, what does this have to do with me?

What's happening at the Walde house?

   New Server!  The site has moved to a new server. 

Mexico 2009 stories and pictures are in progress! Check back daily for new pictures and stories.

Click for Mazatlan, Mexico ForecastClick for Mazatlan, Mexico Forecast

No, I haven't gone missing. Yes, I've been keeping a low profile for the past year. Stay tuned for updates soon. See the gallery and the topics for a few more recent things.
The 2007 Juno Awards Juno's. I had a few technical resonsibilities related to the 2007 Juno Awards.
Maxercize! (Okay, that's not really what it's called.) I'm currently in Regina doing a shoot for Sasktel Max Local on Demand. Click here for pictures, and a sneak peek video.
Casa Bonita

Our vacation to Mexico. The photo gallery is here!
We're home. The stories are done. The pictures are uploaded. I need to add some pictures to the stories yet. I might write some tips/thoughts for next time yet, but it's mostly done.

Mobile Setup Scott's new gig -- Technical Producer for Sasktel Max Local on Demand mobile production.
ISS On January 20th, 2007 I videoed a flyby of the International Space Station.

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