What I really want to say

Usually my posts are about our travels and hiking adventures. I have been fortunate in my life and blessed in many ways with a great wife and family, a good career that has provided for us, and the luck of being born and raised in a great place to live. I am also fortunate to... Continue Reading →

Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona Border

Ansel Adams was able to climb down the cliff side to get his photo above but it is not too dissimilar to the one we snapped from the road bridge spanning the river. (Photo attributed to: Ansel Adams - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) After making a wrong turn..... literally... Meredith and I decided... Continue Reading →

Mt. Evans Scenic Byway, Colorado

Mt. Evans is located about 60 miles west of Denver, Colorado and at nearly 14,300 feet is the highest paved road in North America.┬áThe Mount Evans Byway starts at nearby Echo Lake and climbs 14 miles to the summit. An excellent stop along the way is at the Walter Pesman Alpine Garden, where you can... Continue Reading →

Geysers at Yellowstone National Park

I could publish this post and not say anything and the photos would speak for themselves. The geysers that are found in Yellowstone are like nothing I had ever seen before and are truly amazing and beautiful. To explain how these work I took this excerpt from the National Park Service website: Sprinkled amid the... Continue Reading →

Bandera, Texas 100K Trail Race

We made a 3 day trip to Bandera as our son Erik completed his first 100K (62 mile) trail race in the rugged Texas Hill Country. I have been around competitive running for quite a few years as we have watched his progress through high school/college track and cross country and now into "Ultra" endurance... Continue Reading →

Road trip to the Texas Hill Country

This is just a short post as we are about to drive south to watch Erik compete in the Bandera 100K Trail Race. Once we return I'll make sure and post a comprehensive story about the trip and the experience of a trail ultra race. Should be interesting.

Reunion in Decorah, Iowa

Most of my wife's family lives in Iowa and Minnesota, including several that live in one of my favorite towns; Decorah, Iowa. When you think of Iowa you may think of flat corn fields but Decorah looks considerably different with hills, rocky cliffs, and beautiful trees everywhere. For a town of less than 10,000 people... Continue Reading →

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