Category Archives: Vacation

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The politicians are on break (thank god) and so are we. The Soapbox family and Rudy the rescue dog would like to wish you and yours a peaceful and happy holiday.    And here’s the traditional photo of the mutt under … Continue reading

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Hello Ottawa!

Ms Soapbox is on her way to Ottawa.  There’s a good chance she’s in the air right now squashed into a tiny little seat trying to figure out why her WestJet onboard entertainment app isn’t working (luckily, she’s brought along … Continue reading

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Paris!

Ms Soapbox and her daughter have gone to Paris for a week.  Take good care of the province and the country until we get back.  🙂

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Go to Scotland, learn about Canada

Ms Soapbox and her eldest daughter “Missy” just returned from a 10 day trip to Scotland.  We explored Edinburgh (refined and dignified), Glasgow (gritty and boisterous) and the Highlands (majestic and dangerous). Along the way something magical happened.  We learned … Continue reading

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Hallelujah

This was going to be a Ms-Soapbox-is-stampeding-see-you-next-week-blog…then she remembered something. Ms Soapbox’s sister and brother-in-law popped into town just in time for the Calgary Stampede.  We did the fair grounds, the Dog Bowl, the Clydesdales and the llamas, we ate … Continue reading

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A Double Dose of Christmas

This Christmas was unusual…even for the Soapbox family. Missy* our eldest daughter is a nurse working in Victoria.  She was scheduled to work over Christmas which meant that for the first time ever the Soapbox family was not going to … Continue reading

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Stampede!

“Sometimes you need a little break”—Ms Soapbox’s Mom The fun started when Ms Soapbox’s sister Roz and her husband Jay came to town. They flew in from Vancouver where it rains 168 days a year–to spend a week in Calgary … Continue reading

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