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As I’ve come to realize over the past few months, that when going to Newfoundland (home of The Girl), the journey is half the battle. I’ve yet to experience a trip there free of flights being dorked up, and this was no exception. Thankfully, I had planned for the worst and had a few backup plans and flights, which were enacted to get me there not too much later than planned.
Once I arrived, the second part of the battle would become not eating everything in sight. That’s because everything was just so good!
First off, we started with Newfoundland Surf and Turf aka Lobsters and Moose. You may remember my first foray into moose this past summer. And of course, everyone loves lobster. In addition to the awesome moose steaks and whole lobsters, The Girl made a fresh risotto from wild mushrooms that The Girl’s Dad had picked a few months prior. All around awesomeness here!
(The Girl’s Dad, working on The Moose)
Of course, the moose didn’t stop there. Moving onto Christmas Eve there was moose pie (awesome!) and moose sausages. Here’s the pie (savory, not sweet):
But it’s not technically all about the moose in Newfoundland. It’s really all about The Meat. And The Meat they do:
Which…eventually ends up like this Christmas dinner:
Now you may notice that little Nutcracker hanging out back there behind my plate. The key item in this picture is that you only notice just one.
That’s because, in reality – there are far more than just one guarding the house. Hundreds in fact. No really, more than 300 of them are around at every corner. For example, on the tree:
Or a small side table:
Or shelf at eye level:
It’s really rather impressive, considering they’re almost all different – not really any duplicates that I saw.
And, for better or worse, they always seem to be guarding the food. For example, I went to get a cupcake, and found these guys there:
Or, this guy – who even wields a knife should you try and touch the butter. He’ll take a chunk outta ya.
And these guys here – they’re keepers of the vino.
Ya know…I’m starting to see a trend. In fact, I never saw any guarding any healthy foods like green beans or potatoes. Hmm…
As for the outside, we actually spent very little time outdoors. This was due to the nonstop rain, fog and 30-50MPH winds that pretty much kept it look like this – or far worse – the entire time:
Thus, there was a lot of these eaten:
And a lot of gambling occurred:
That all made for a great four day trip up north. It was nice to relax a bit and just eat…well…and gamble…and eat again.
Oh, and there were Christmas presents of course, under the perfectly decorated tree:
But just a few hours after the last of the Christmas food was cleaned off the plates, both The Girl and I were boarding a plane again…this time, on our long awaited vacation.
I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.