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…

COVID-19 Wk 64: Seventy Percent

Oregon’s governor has said she will lift most COVID restrictions in place once we hit 70% of the population with at least one vaccine shot. That looks like it could happen in the next 3-4 weeks if all goes to plan. My one and only comment about that is YIPPEE!!!!! Strawberry Season It’s strawberry season…

We Interrupt the regular news……

Instead of writing about COVID (weeks 62 & 63 by the way) I am going to take a moment to acknowledge how my life drastically changed twenty years ago this week. Mia and I met through Match.com. This was long before apps on your phone were a thing and you had to log in via…