Cross Country Skiing – Gas, Grass or Ass

It has been a looonnnggg time since I was last on cross country skis. I believe it was the last time Mia and I went up to the Methow Valley for a long weekend that I strapped boards to my feet. Down our way we’ve got Teacup Nordic Trails up near Mt Hood as one…

Opting Outside-2022

For only the second time ever Mia and I went away for Thanksgiving this year. Generally, there is that very comfortable feeling of waking up in your own house and going about the Thanksgiving rituals. However, after our last trip to Sisters back in May we decided to book well in advance for a Thanksgiving…

A Family Visit

Here is a not so subtle “shot across the bow” to other members of my family (all said with sarcasm and good humor of course). With most of our family members being back in New Hampshire there is the almost constant question of “When are you and Mia coming back to visit?”. My rebuttal tends…

Domestic Duties

It’s been a bit quiet here lately. I have been taking some mental time to myself and not really giving a hoot about the social media side of life. After coming back from New Hampshire after my mom’s funeral I was in a bit of a funk, I totally admit that and it took a…

Quiet Period

Things (adventure life in general) have been quiet over the holiday period. Less Rhodes Trips and more homebody between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Work has also been busy. Both known, annual items, and then time sucking last minute stuff that has been mentally draining at times. The Omicron surge has been a large part…

Opt Outside

I won’t rail against capitalism and I won’t preach about where I think you should or should not spend your own money. What I will tell you is that Mia and I kept the post-Thanksgiving hiking tradition alive for 2021. I don’t remember when we started this personal trend. It has been at least 15…