Beachy Days and Just Short of a Decade

Now that we are almost two months through surgery recovery and lifestyle changes I can report that even though it has gotten easier it has not gotten any less annoying.  I am two months sober from alcohol, tylenol, and several other medications that could have aided in my allergy fest that I had experienced earlier…

A Forgotten Pledge

I made a promise to myself that I would be more active in writing, but over the past month I have found myself consumed with trivial things and things not worth mentioning.  I lacked the creativity to just yammer on about random, seemingly pointless topics until now. Over this last month we have managed to…

Fording Rivers

Our first overnight backpacking trip was a success and my new backpack was wonderful compared to the first one! We traveled along the Otter Creek Trail, at least part of it. Let me show you what the trail looks like and you can see how easy it is to manipulate trail paths for your needs.…

Trial Trail

On Thursday we successfully completed our first trial trail!  We loaded up our packs, hit up the grocery store on the way out for some beef jerky and trail mix, and drove off to a local state park that offered a few trails ranging between 2 to 6 miles.  When we first arrived at the…

Camp Swinging

Good afternoon!!  I am going to start recording our newer hiking and camping experiences as we venture and branch out with trying  more intense camping with the girls. Today is shaping up to be a cloudy, humid day that awaits for bursts of rain to drain from the clouds.   Since we are stuck inside…

Running Waters

Hello!! It has been a bit of time, but I have been quite busy, plus a little avoidance of actually sitting down at my computer.  My internet has been all over the place for some odd reason.  I have yet to determine fully if it is the browser I am using or if something else…

Fresh Strawberries

We have had an extremely busy week.  This past week was the Strawberry Festival!  In this small town everything stops and pauses for nine days around this event.  The festival has food trucks, parades, eating contests, pageants, live music, crafts, kid events, contests, games and a carnival.  Each day of the week offers something new…

Summer Planning

I have done it again.  I fell off the side of the road and been letting the wind blow away all my thought bubbles of writing to you.  I have been occupied family wise. The weather has been insane.  Nice days and rainy days, but now that the weather is starting to warm up we are…

Monkeying Around

So the AC fix turned out to be a lie.  The next day when it was running after being fixed the house still managed to reach 75 degrees on the inside.  When I went outside to take a look at the unit I discovered that it was completely frozen over.  I decided to turn it…