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Vegas Baby! Let’s go!

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, August 19, 2011

Let’s go to Vegas!

That’s right you + me… lol 😉

Well, actually if you enter this contest and you win, I too will win the same trip.
How cool is that?

daily dealsSo here it is, the low down:

What: 2 (two) Grand Prizes of 1 (one) 2 (two) night stay at Caesar’s Palace (or suitable substitution) value not exceeding $2,000 CAD, maximum occupancy is 4.
Air fare for 4 (four) to Las Vegas value not exceeding $3,000 CAD.
Once the winner has been confirmed, the exact dates of travel must be confirmed within 60 days.

When: Competition closes 1st September 2011 at midnight. Winners will be randomly drawn from all entries by a third party and contacted via email registered by 12pm EST the 3rd September 2011

Who: Canadians only. Residents of Quebec are not eligible (sorry, I don’t make the rules)

How: One entry valid per person and must be 21yrs or older (It’s Vegas baby, you must be legal or have consent)

Sponsor: The promoter of this campaign is

The rules and regulations can be found here please read them!

Till Next Time…..

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Contest – Win a Free Vacation With Travel

Posted by gottabkd on Saturday, January 24, 2009

Travel Alerts win 4 wants to send you and four (4) friends on a vacation of your choice; either a Cruise for four (4), an All Inclusive week away for four (4) or four (4) Airline tickets to anywhere in the world. The prize is worth $5000 Cdn.

This contest requires you to subscribe to their newsletter for the duration of the contest, but you can unsubscribe once the contest is over. There are some other quirky things, like you can only choose four people IF they too have entered the contest and joined your group.

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Contest – 7 Days in Paradise!

Posted by gottabkd on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Want a ticket to paradise? Want the scoop on Canada’s best bargains? You could have both simply by entering this contest.


Enter this contest and you could win 7 nights in paradise, that being Ocho Rios Jamaica. Only 6 more days to enter.

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Bug, Hugs & Waterfalls Oh My!

Posted by gottabkd on Saturday, September 27, 2008

I had the most wonderful day last Friday… a day that was filled with waterfalls, bugs at sundown and a few hugs along the way.

Hugs – we all love hugs and when we don’t get ’em, we miss ’em. Some people are huggable and some people are huggers…. me, I just love a really good heartfelt hug.

Bugs – well you either love ’em or hate ’em and most people just find them to be an inconvenience, especially when enjoying the great outdoors. Very few people see the significance of bugs and when you are doing something wonderful outside… well everyone hates ’em. This was the case last Friday, although they really did not bother me that much, Psycho got eaten alive. hehe 🙂

Waterfalls – this was the highlight of the day. We had decided the day before, to check out a few of the 99 waterfalls that are said to be located within the Hamilton area of Ontario. Right now the City of Hamilton is being hailed as the city of waterfalls…. trickling or gushing, they claim to have the most waterfalls of any city in the world. Ha! And all of ’em within an hours drive of the GTA… go figure.

So with camera, tripod, sunscreen and bug spray, along with a few bottles of cold water, off we went to discover for ourselves if this claim was to be true.

Of course we had no intention of ever getting to all 99, but that really was not the purpose of the day… no, the intention of the day was to digitally record what we saw while trying to obtain an excellent picture of the ebb and flow of a waterfall… Any waterfall actually. Trickle or not, the intention was to get that shot that depicted something completely not seen by the naked eye. And I must admit… we got lucky and not so lucky at the same time.

N497425First falls was right in the middle of a subdivision. Felker’s Falls I think the name was and while the GPS said we had arrived, as we entered into the greenery that was at the end of the road, we were hesitant at what we would find. We heard the water, felt the humidity and just hoped for a magnificent flow to be captured within. Its height is 22 metres is considered a Terraced Ribbon Falls. Apparently water flows all year long.



Not exactly the season for gushing waters of any kind, at first glance we thought, OK, this is doable let’s see what we can get.
Out came the tripods and cameras and we started clicking away. We got some pretty decent photos, but unfortunately for me, I am still having issues downloading them to my archaic desktop. Luckily for you, my friend Psycho sent me some of his photos of the day and has given me permission to upload them here.




The second falls we actually could not find… even with a GPS, the co-ordinates indicated “you are here” when in fact, we were in the middle of a brand spanking new sub-division. Too funny but we did trudge on.






The third successful waterfall was at the top of the mountain, right in the middle of Hamilton. It is called The Devil’s Punchbowl and honestly it was not really worth a picture, not today anyway. Although is a ribbon waterfall 37 metres (121 feet) in height, today the water really wasn’t flowing. Located at the Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area in Stoney Creek, the area actually contains two separate falls: the Upper Falls is the classical shape, while the Lower is the ribbon type. It is the third highest waterfall in Hamilton.


N497442The fourth waterfall we rushed to was just North of the city in the Greensville area, close to Flamboro Downs.

There are actually two falls in this area, but with nigh time fast approaching, we only had time to visit Webster’s Falls. It is a curtain waterfall 22 metres in height and was the most fun to photograph. We had to hurry as night was setting in quickly, but the shots we got made our day. This picture was taken while we squashed ourselves between a tree and the overhang off a footpath, down a small but steep hill.

The park was really gorgeous and once again located with a beautiful sub-division. The houses there made you feel like you were entering another dimension. As we parked the car (pay parking is enforced) we could hear the roar of the falls. It was almost too much to bear it was so loud, but as you can see, what a find it was. Next time we want to travel to the bottom of the falls and shoot from there. We also want to visit the other falls that is close by.


All in all, the day was magnificent; relaxing, invigorating, irritating, exciting, challenging and just plain wonderful. What a great way to skip the boring monotony of a regular Friday and to be able to do something really special for ourselves. It was a vay kay away without actually travelling too far away from home.

All Photos courtesy of of North49 © with All rights reserved. Thanks buddy. 😉

Till Next Time…..
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