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David and Sheena MacDonald
We're the adventure type of people.
Interests: We basically are interested in anything outdoors. We go hiking, backpacking, waterfall visiting and playing with the kids at the beach.
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We have moved to a website and web domain at: Please update your bookmarks as new posts will now be on the new site. All the old info will be available on the new site as well. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at CelticCowpokes
We all headed into Saint John today for a big of a different day. The girls had an indoor track and field meet called Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) -- put on for the area schools. The girls were kindly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at CelticCowpokes
During our Christmas and New Year break, we had some fun with family and friends. The girls had a visit from their Aunt Laurena and also took a trip to Resurgo Place, a museum in Moncton, where we all met... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at CelticCowpokes
Love my family for giving a great day today. Had a nice snowshoe hike for 1 of 40 for the year. More on that later! Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at CelticCowpokes
I had to share these cute letters to Santa from the girls. :) Abby's is from the Sussex newspaper, which features letters each year. Look for hers on the middle left. Rebecca typed hers at school. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Seems like time is moving along really quickly this year. We've already reached and passed first report cards for Grade 4 and Grade 3. Both girls did really well and had great reports from their teachers during Parent/Teacher meetings. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
The girls ran for their lives on a 5k zombie Run in Fredericton called 'The Running Dead". They had a task of outrunning well dressed foes trying to grab their ribbons from their waist bands. Rebecca quickly made friends and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Hey Navi, thanks for the correction. I meant outside of the Torngats of course. :)
This year's annual trip had us exploring the Chic Choc mountains of the Gaspe Region of la belle province: Quebec. Our plan was to backpack for 4 days, camping and exploring Gaspesie National Park. The trail we were following is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Here's our yearly photo of Rebecca and Abby heading off to school. Rebecca is in Grade 4 and Abby in Grade 3. They're quite independent now and Sheena and I reflect on how far we've come from daycare to them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
We are so proud of our hometown and our family, recently featured on CBC's Still Standing series broadcast this week. It quickly captures some of the traditions of what we know from calling Mabou, Cape Breton a hometown. I often... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Our family has been looking forward to trip planned to Grand Manan Island, in the Bay of Fundy. Grand Manan lies south of the mainland, across from Maine. The island is part of a archipelago which was debated over sovereignty... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
We're sharing more photos from the girls wonderful summer. Here's Rebecca at the Irving Nature Park in Saint John, wandering through the kid's maze. Below is the girls on Saint's Rest Beach in Saint John, looking for treasures among the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Thought I would share some photos from the past couple of weeks of summer. The above photo, the girls were excited to get dressed up for a dinner with friends at their summer camp. The background is our lilacs which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Its nearing summer and the end of school for this year. Time has flown by so far, we all can't believe the hot weather is already here. With the end of the semester, the piano lessons come to a close... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Happy 13th Anniversary Sheena! We couldn't have summed it up better than this special note we received on our anniversary. We're lucky to have such nice and thoughtful girls. :) Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Happy 9th Birthday to Rebecca! She was excited for this weekend for some time as she knew that she would get to visit with her cousins and run in the Bluenose Run along with her sister -- in Halifax! Rebecca... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Our last weekend in April was spent on a spring trip to home in Cape Breton for a long awaited visit. We had wonderful weather for our trip, which allowed us to do some hiking, beach walking and fishing. The... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
It was almost twenty degrees on Sunday. With all the warm weather, we decided to check out the biking trails in Sussex. The girls had a blast biking along the gentle trail that leads from 'downtown' Sussex and ends 3.3km... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
It seems that it was only a few days after the last snow had left our yard and the weather improved above 5 degrees, we headed out to Fundy National Park for our first hike of the year. In passing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Working backward from today, here's a little update on what's been going on in the MacDonald household. Today was 'parent teacher day', but specifically what's called a 'student-lead-conference' at the girl's school. They took turns taking us through all their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Hi Tony, thanks for your comment. Yes, Little River is canoe-able, but it may depend on the water levels. They were fairly low near the campsite portage in mid July on our trip. The first part of the river nearest the campsite is fairly rocky and needs careful attention to avoid the rocks. I would say it would be defintely ok to travel from the main lake toward the campsite. If you look at the map , it shows the river over 1 and a half blocks (1 km squared). You can judge it by the twists of the river and estimate your distance, probably 2-3 km. And yes, photo 6 is from the river. I have one other photo, but its taken at relatively the same time. It is a neat looking river for sure.
Rebecca has been taking piano lessons since the beginning of the school year. She's progressing well and practicing before school in the mornings. Sheena took this picture of her doing a duet with her piano teacher. We're so proud of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at CelticCowpokes
Here are a couple new pieces that I recently completed. These pieces will also be posted on their matching design info page (Dreaming of Ewe and Pots Of Fun). Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Tides 'n Strides Seaglass
Welcome to Tides n' Strides Sea Glass Designs! On this page you will find sea glass projects made by myself and sometimes with the help of my daughters. Inspiration for my designs has come from various places, some based on pictures I have seen online and some from the sea... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Tides 'n Strides Seaglass