Category Archives: iceBLog

Illumination Night

According to Arthur R. Railton, who wrote The History of Martha’s Vineyard, the history of the Grand Illumination dates back to 1868, when Erastus Carpenter, the developer responsible for the construction of Cottage City, as Oak Bluffs used to be called, asked several cottage owners to hang Asian paper lanterns from the eaves of their […]

Gross Reservoir Boulder SUP

4 Great (and Unexpected) Places to SUP Around Boulder, Located on top of Flagstaff Mountain, Gross Reservoir is short 14 mile drive from Boulder.  The reservoir is named for Denver Water former Chief Engineer Dwight D. Gross, the reservoir was completed in 1954. It serves as a combination storage and regulating facility for water […]

Canada eCommerce and The Import Barriers

As one of the world’s heaviest users of the internet, Canadians have embraced electronic commerce amid a major disruption in retail channels. Per eMarketer, as of March 2017, retail e-commerce sales totaled approximately C$1.2 billion. Retailers are investing in digital platforms to reach consumers dispersed over a vast land mass while responding to competition from […]

MX Trail Riding

Trail riding is riding outdoors on trails, bridle paths, and forest roads, but not on roads regularly used by motorized traffic. A trail ride can be of any length, including a long distance multi-day trip. It originated with horse riding, and in North America, the equestrian form is usually called “trail riding,” or, less often […]


Do you pack everything including the kitchen sink to go camping or are you ready to go in 5 minutes? It’s difficult to decide whether or not you need some items especially when you still have room in the vehicle.  Seemingly camping is to escape the daily grind yet we tend to take way too […]

Denver Botanic Gardens

By Scott Baker, Owner Icebox Knitting, LLC Located just east of downtown Denver adjacent to Cheesman Park on York Street the Denver Botanic Gardens offers year round entertainment, education, tranquility and sanctuary.   My wife and I (we have taken our 2 boys) have a “routine” of sorts to get to the Botanic gardens.  We […]

Aruba Food

Public sign at Surfside beach across from Talk of the Town Resort. Food is the bond that brings us all together on daily bases.  It’s sad when I can’t sit down with people and enjoy a good meal and some pleasant conversation.  Not being opposed to just scarfing down some food, alone and in my […]