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.…

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…

Lost in the Snow

I had a whole post written that I started on Friday, added a little more to it on Saturday and finished it this morning, but when I went to post it it was lost. Ugh. Stupid phone app.  I will not lie – it was witty, fun, heart warming with a side of anger and…

Past Triggers

The snow does not seem to want to linger on the ground.  The locals keep describing a winter that I fear does not exist.  I would love to see the rivers and lakes frozen over for ice skating to occur.  I would love to be forced to carry my shovel in my car with me everywhere I go…

Grinding Beans

I heard a statistic on the radio that soda drinking is growing in popularity for fixing morning caffeine cravings.  The statistic states that 27% of people drink soda over a morning cup of joe.  I am a large contributor to this statistic with my 2-3 glasses of Cherry Dr. Pepper consumed before noon most days.  My choice…