Travel: Prince Albert National Park

July 7, 2018 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

Time for camping! Yes, Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan is beautiful. It’s a little far from us, being about 7 hours towing, yet worth the visit.

We took Tipsy, our 1972 Boler, on this trip. Okay, let’s get camping.

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

Prince Albert National Park

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

We set up camp in no time. Takes us about 20-30 minutes total from the time we find our site until we’re set up and ready to relax.

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

Tipsy loves camping – or rather, we love camping with Tipsy.

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

Fires make for rustic and flavourful food.

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

We ate well and then ventured on a beautiful hike.

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

At home in the woods. Canada is so beautiful.

Prince Albert National Park: 3ten.ca

Overall, Lake Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park is worth the visit. We stayed at Beaver Glen Campground (it’s a must) and had some elk as neighbours. Plus, the showers are hot. Beautiful hikes, bright blue skies, and clean fresh air. What more could you want in a camping trip?

Thanks so much for visiting – we’re hitting the road today, too. Heading out to Kootenay National Park for some more hikes and mountain air. See you soon!

Travel: Chicago Lunch Eats

July 4, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Travel  |  No Comments

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago lunch eats – some of these places are just so good. All offer gluten free options and one place, the whole menu is GF. Total Score!

Just like Chicago breakfast eats, we had a quick lunch sometimes. It’s better to balance out than to eat too much. Having said that, we do love trying new spots!

Chicago Lunch Eats

First up, Barrio in River North. This place had such a great menu. Bryce got the crispy chicken sandwich – the best he’s had, he said. We also got the trio of salsas, so good. And, the guacamole. Delicious. For me, the ahi tuna poke. So fresh.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

Up next, Elven City Diner.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

This is Bryce’s pastrami sandwich. Such a classic.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

Some of the best gluten free bread ever. Maybe I’ve just been unlucky, yet this sandwich – the real roasted turkey, was so good. Including the bread.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

The menu is huge and if you’re really hungry, get a shake. It’s super close to Museum Campus, too.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

Downtown in the Loop? Check out Revival Food Hall. This place is packed with 16 vendors all feeding the downtown core. For us, it’s tacos all the way.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

Antique Taco Chiquito – named on the 50 best tacos in America list, this place doesn’t disappoint.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

The entire menu is gluten free. So amazing.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

For Bryce it’s the pork carnitas and potato poblano tacos.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

For me, the crispy fish and sweet and spicy chicken tacos.

Chicago Lunch Eats: 3ten.ca

Overall, our lunches were fantastic. Venture out and eat lunch – you’ll be happy you did. Plus, it’ll give you fuel to sightsee and you won’t have to stop for dinner until 8 or 9. Thanks for visiting!

Travel: Chicago Street Art

June 30, 2018 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

Chicago street art – it’s the best. Sure, fabulous museums house incredible art, however, some of the best art in Chicago can be seen right on the streets. The best spot? Wabash Arts Corridor. Full of beauty.

Okay, let’s get started!

The Loop

First up, The Picasso.

I bet you didn’t know that Picasso did sculpture, right? Maybe you did, since you’re a smartie! This piece is 50 feet tall and catches the sun beautifully. What do you think it looks like? To me, I see a fox.

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

These are The Gentlemen – it’s not exactly in the Loop, but just over the bridge in River North. Close, though.

These blocky sculptures are by Ju Ming and have called Chicago home since 2015.

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

My favourite – The Flamingo!

This piece is located in the Federal Plaza and is by Alexander Calder. Why is it my favourite? The bright contrast of the red next to all the dark steel buildings – it’s just so beautiful.

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

Museum Campus

I didn’t know until our second day that this area is called Museum Campus – such a clever little name. I love it!

These pieces below, 106 headless humans walking is called the Agora by Magdalena Abakanowicz. They are located on the south side of Grant Park.

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

Wabash Arts Corridor

Love street art? This is for you!

Walk along Wabash Avenue between West Congress Parkway and East Roosevelt Road to see some striking murals.

This moose below is by Jacob Watts and is called Moose Bubblegum Bubble. I just love the bright blue brick with the pink bubble gum contrast. So playful.

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

Harmony by Ben Eine.

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

Chicago by Dmnology.

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

This one below is weird to me – it evokes a sense of strangeness. It’s by Heidi Unkefer

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

This piece below is by Marina Zumi. Full of curiosity. It’s called Impossible Meeting.

Chicago Street Art: 3ten.ca

Well, there you have it. Totally free art. Well, you of course need to visit Chicago – yet why not explore the street art in your own hometown. I’m sure it’s beautiful.

Thanks so much for visiting – see you again soon!

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