COVID-19 Wk 44: One Step Closer

Are we one step closer to the end? One step closer to normal? Honestly I don’t know at this point. I have the lyrics from Linkin Park “One Step Closer” looping in my head. Specifically “I cannot take this anymore..” and “Cause I’m one step closer to the edge, I’m about to break”. Yeah, I…

Birthday Hike

It was our birthday week this week. It’s hard to say it was “my” birthday because I’ve always shared it with Paul since day 1. So I tend to refer to it mostly as “our” birthday. Keeping with tradition Mia, Codi and I went hiking (and I know Paul went hiking back in NH too)….

Frog Lake Buttes

Mountain bike racing is basically done for the season, so now it’s time to start diversifying the weekends a bit more.  Mia and I need to get Codi into hiking shape for our vacation coming up in July so we opted to get him out on a jaunt near Mt. Hood this weekend.  I wanted…

The Other Niagara Falls

Long ago, in what feels like another lifetime, I visited the “real” Niagara Falls between NY & Canada.  My take away from that trip was that the Canadian side was way more fun than the U.S.A side.  Perhaps things have changed though, it has been almost 18-19 years since I was last there. Mia was…

Cottonwood Canyon Hike

I told (begged) Mia on Tuesday that on Saturday we were going to keep driving east until the rain stopped!  The forecast for the PDX metro area was for more of the same….RAIN.  A co-worker told me that we have received almost a year’s worth of rain in the past 4-5 months.  Needless to say…

New Year’s Day Hike

I feel like I have spent a lot of time at Stub Stewart the past month or so.  Good reason though, it is only 25 minutes from home, which is maybe 5 minutes longer than going to Forest Park.  However it isn’t nearly as busy as FP which is a bonus for me.  Plus there…