Out East

With no shortage of adventuring in our bones and plenty of fire bans still in place up north cramping our style, we looked east this weekend. After being about 100 miles west on Monday, it was somewhat funny we ended up almost exactly 100 miles east in Anza-Borrego on Saturday. This time it was the…

Out West

Pop-up opportunities to head west don’t happen all that often in SoCal so when the opportunity arises, you take it. The only way west is by boat so I showed up at the dock around 8pm and we pushed off about an hour later. After a stop at the bait barge, we settle into a…

Leaving the Lower 48

It started as a joke about saving $14 per plane ticket and ended up being one heck of an adventure. Six months ago we were looking for a vacation spot to link up with Dad and Elaine and we decided to look for something more outdoorsy not knowing what the ‘Rona would allow for. We…

a (longer) Hello! from the mountains

There are few places within a hard day’s drive of SoCal that are more beautiful and enjoyable than the Sierras. This month I had the opportunity to grab a backpack, a tent, and some rods and put some miles on my boots in the mountains. Absolute blast with picture perfect weather, great views, better company,…

a (quick) Hello! from the desert

Tux-sun as it is called. Beautiful city with some great MTB trails, one heck of a hill to climb on a road bike, and plenty of sonoran dogs to keep you fueled up. Start at the 50 Year Trail and go from there but watch out for all the cactus. They bite.

A Decade of Sophia

Wow! Ten whole years as parents, ten whole years with our Twinkle Toes. Since I’m late [as usual] with this post, and because I’m a nostalgic person, I took an extra long trip down memory lane. Each picture brought back memories of her sweet personality or funny moments over the years. From the quiet, super…

Stay-cation

If there were ever a place that is worthy of a stay-cation, Southern California is definitely one of them. When Mike and Heather mentioned wanting to visit, we were thrilled to pencil some visitors onto our calendar. The cousins’ spring breaks coincided which allowed us to spend a week together camping, hiking, beach exploring, cooking,…

Sprinkles of Spring

While there certainly aren’t four distinct seasons in SoCal, it does feel spring like once the time change rolls around and we get to enjoy more of the glorious SoCal sunshine each day. Kind of like there isn’t a big change in the weather, not much changed at Casa de Wiktor this month. We spent…

Tah-who?

Tah-who? Tahoe that’s who. A much anticipated couple of trips were finally executed this month. Kirkwood and Northstar each got a visit from a couple of Wiktors. Sophia and Will both got in on the action at Kirkwood marking the first ski day in this season for both of them. Poor Lucy kept Meredith back…

A quiet month

January was a quiet month. Despite the swirls du jour, we try and keep life as it should be in C-Bad: Rad. Naturally. We spent the month doing the things that keep smiles on faces. Cooked some good food. Made a couple of great cups of coffee (and cocktails). We even managed to get to…