Weekend Ramblings and PF Blog Love: Oh Canada! Edition

Happy Canada day everyone!  And Happy Independence Day on Monday for all my American friends :)  I hope everyone is firing up the barbeque, hanging out with some great friends and not to mention downing some great drinks, and of course enjoying the sun.

Today I plan to go hiking and then enjoy some Canada Day festivities with the boyfriend.  Since the renovations (which I promise to post pictures of before and after soon, I promise!), BF and I haven’t been doing “fun” stuff lately.  It’s always been going to Home Depot, doing chores etc.  so I’m looking forward to hanging out with him and not talking about responsibilities and chores for once.


Readers, what do you have planned this weekend?  Some well deserved R&R? Camping?
This week, my friend coerced me into buying a $110 Grouse Mountain pass (which entitles you to take the gondola down as hiking down the mountain is prohibited).  Basically, the Grouse Grind is a 2.9km outdoor stair master (see above picture).  It’s free to climb up, but for each gondola ride DOWN the mountain, it costs $10.  Which essentially means that I will have to go 11 times before next year to recoup my money.  I hope to go at least 15 times, and aim for 20 times.  In hopes of helping out my personal new years resolutions (the resolution to exercise more), I have succumbed to spending big bucks in order to force myself to exercise.  I guess this is my version of a gym membership!  Wish me luck!

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Young is a writer and former owner of Young and Thrifty and the main "twitter' behind Young and Thrifty's twitter account. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her anxious dog, and finding good deals. If you like what you read, consider signing up for email updates.

22 Responses to Weekend Ramblings and PF Blog Love: Oh Canada! Edition

  1. Happy Canada day for you guys! I’m just so proud of the group! I just hope in 6 months or a year from now for the next PR update, we’ll all go up.

    I’ve still seen a lot of random steps back from other blogs. That’s why we gotta still focus on mozRank and Alexa.

    Cheers, Sam

    • young says:

      @Financial Samurai- Happy Independence Day! Lake Tahoe for you this weekend? I hope so too, though there’s only so much “up” we can go. I’m just happy to be advancing and not retracting :)

  2. MoneyCone says:

    Hey, Happy Canada Day YF!

  3. Ginger says:

    I’d just like to point out that the research does not show that debt increase self-esteem, it shows that those young adults in debt have higher self-esteem then those without debt. This could because young people who were college students have more debt, and possibly high esteem then those who did not go to college. This was a correlation not a causation study.

    • young says:

      @Ginger- Ahh, thanks for the clarification, that’s good to know because it did not inherently make any sense to me when I first read about the story.

  4. Crystal says:

    Happy Canada Day and thanks for the mention!

  5. Jim Yih says:

    I love the Grouse Grind. I’ve done it 3 times but not in the same year. If I were in Vancouver, I think it would be great motivation to buy the pass! Good luck and thanks for including me in your weekend ramblings
    Jim

    • young says:

      @Jim Yih- I’m glad you like it- at first I hated it, but now I like it. The view at the top is just incredible.

  6. Echo says:

    Thanks for the mention Y&T!

  7. Happy Canada Day! I love you “gym” membership … outdoor, fun exercise is the way to go!! It doesn’t even feel like a “gym” anymore.

    • young says:

      @Paula- Yeah, that’s what I was hoping for. I’m not one to work out on sweaty gym equipment. I fear getting bacterial infections from people not wiping down their equipment (EWWWW!).

  8. Darcy says:

    Eek good luck with the Grind! I tried it once an threw up half an hour in haha. Guess I need to get in better shape before I try it again :P

    • young says:

      @Darcy- I remember the first time I did the Grind, I almost threw up too. Half an hour in is the worst part, after that it’s not TOO bad :)

  9. Kellen says:

    I think I would probably just fall down that mountain… (That many stairs makes me dizzy, nevermind combined with fatigue!)

    Sounds like a good way to get a workout though. Sounds like the pass is good motivation to go.

    • young says:

      @Kellen- There are lots of man made fences/ barriers to protect people from falling down ;) It is a good cardio, that’s for sure. My heart thanks me for it every time I do it.

  10. TSM says:

    Happy Canada Day (errr a couple days late), from a fellow Canadian financial blogger!

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