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…

COVID-19 Wk 3: Feeling in Tents

We’re in week three of “stay at home” and “social distancing” as we all try to “flatten the curve”. All of these phrases will hopefully die a quick and painless death in the next few weeks. I hope to never utter them again. Well, except for maybe “stay at home”. Anyways! Still dealing with the…

Opal Creek – Jawbone Flats

No work on Friday because of the Veterans Day holiday (It’s actually Saturday) and it’s also birthday time frame for Paul and myself.  For the most part neither of us have ever had to go to school or work on our birthday and for as long as I can remember now we’ve marked the day…

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…

Some Rhodes boys and Jason hike Mt. Washington

July 30, 2011 Mount Washington Hike The original plan had been for 7  of us to hike Mount Washington today.  Martha, Chuck, and Mia were supposed to come with us, but Mia has been sick all week and Martha wanted to hike this with Mia, which meant we lost Chuck too. Plans had already been…