We finally made it!

Finally, a trip to the slopes. I had all but given up on the 2019-2020 ski season. The biggest problem is me being a cheapo and having sticker shock at the cost of a day at Big Bear or Mammoth with lessons for the kids. They’re so close to being able to ski on their…

The Slot

Eager to get in the habit of carving out time for exploring, we piled in the truck and headed east to The Slot (not to be confused with Slot Canyon). Much to the delight of the driver, you need to cruise in a few miles off the pavement just to get to the trailhead and…

The Happiest Place On Earth

I went to Disney World with my family in February 2020. Me and my family went to Disney World to celebrate my grandparents’ 25th anniversary. Twenty-five years ago my grandparents went there with their five kids (Mike, Phil, Laura, Carolyn and Susan) on a family honeymoon. They wanted to go back as a big family…

It’s a New Year!

2020 is off to a happy start. Making new traditions (we’ll see if homemade ramen on the 1st can stick), new beers (Hoppy New APA- thanks Soph), new batches of clear ice for new cocktails, and those other small new things on the truck. Can’t wait to see what else this year has in store.

Home for the Holidays

We didn’t think it would make in on the calendar this year with all the other travel and change but at the last minute, we agreed to head back to Minnesota for Christmas. Travel back home always goes by too quickly but it is always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Once we landed in…

No water in Fish Creek

Don’t go looking for water in Fish Creek Wash, just go looking for a good time. The guys took a long overdue overnight adventure to the desert and it was a blast. Tires were aired down, fires were lit, bourbon was drank, and we squeezed in a hike and some In-n-Out on the way home….

A nod to November

Truth – I debated far to long over the tile of this post. Also, November is nearly three months behind us. Phil prides himself on his punctuality, but we can’t seem to adhere to the same level of promptness with our posts these days. Saying we were busy always seems like such a cop out,…

Pumpkins in Paradise

October is over and what a busy month it was! It has been great spending time with San Diego’s newest Wiktor (Clay really) transplant. Will and Sophia love hanging out with their cousin and it’s nice to have someone else (Ben) interested in perfectly clear cocktail ice since Mere hasn’t been impressed. Since it is…

Go East!

Said no man ever. The west coast is kinda the best coast… However, that is not to say that once you’re out here, there is nowhere else to go. The California coast is far from the end-all-be-all of the U. S. of A. and sometimes you must go east for adventure. With this in mind,…

Four Double-U Dee

This truck was meant to adventure! The FJ60 had some “characteristics” (that some might incorrectly call faults) that ultimately shrunk the list of adventures it could go on with the whole family. No AC, top speed of 72 mph, solid front and rear axles with leaf springs all around… basically bulletproof but also sweaty, smelly,…