COVID-10 Wk 45: Getting Old

Not only is the whole COVID thing getting old but so am I. Mia and I were talking this week about the last time we ate out. It was just as all this crap was kicking off and we were in Cannon Beach for a few days while the last of the repairs were getting…

COVID-19 Wk 37: Freaking Thieves

There is a bit of a running “joke” at work that I don’t like people. Mostly because I say it often enough. The truth is it is a bit more nuanced than that. I equate it to my New Hampshire upbringing. In general I’d say New Englanders are a bit more stoic and we tend…

COVID-19 Wk 24: Vacation

Normally Mia and I would have spent our vacation taking a trip someplace. More than likely up to the Methow Valley to hike, bike, swim and chill. This year however we decided to stay closer to home and do day trips and at the same time try to get some little things done around the…

COVID-19 Wk 16: Hiking Again

For the past several years I have set a goal to hike with Codi at least 100 miles a year. While riding my bike(s) is generally my main objective, Mia and I try to hike at least once a month if at all possible. We were off to a decent start in 2020 with almost…

Rhodes Trip: Fort Stevens

Mia and I last visited Fort Stevens in 2015 for a day visit. We hiked a big loop that time from the visitors center and checked out the old fort, the Peter Iredale shipwreck, etc. This time we booked a weekend in one of their deluxe cabins which includes a fridge, shower, bathroom, microwave and…

Black Friday Hike

Mia and I are not Black Friday shopping people. In general the further we are away from any retail establishment on the day after Thanksgiving the better. In keeping with past tradition we headed out for a hike and avoided all the crowds. As REI would say….we #optoutside Reehers Camp is conveniently located not too…