Oregon Coast

The Grand August Adventure continues. Goodbye to Shasta (and California for a moment). Rest and refit in Eugene then it was time to set off on one heck of a winding road en route to the Oregon Coast. We popped out near the Oregon Dunes and found ourselves all alone on the beach which was…

Cannonball Camp

After a quick stop in the North Bay to clean up and refill the cooler (and grab some ice cream), we headed inland, jumped on the 5, and headed to the next stop on the August Adventure: Mount Shasta. We had the same issues in the planning phase – campsites were either closed, booked, or…

The Biggest of Surs

This month we are embarking on the The Great August Adventure. COVID spoiled the original plan (Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia) but version 2.0 of the plan is just about two weeks on the road and off the beaten trail. With the truck packed, we hit the road for the first leg. After a quick bite…

Into the Wild

Knowing July was going to be a busy month, we snuck out of city for a weekend away from everything before our free time disappeared. The Eastern Sierras offer some stunning scenery if you’re willing to make the trip. The 4th of July weekend offered just enough extra time off to make the drive worth…

Crawfish as big as your head!

Perhaps the spark was the discovery of some local California Mudbugs on an area hike last month. Perhaps it was just long overdue. Whatever the reason, plans finally solidified this month and we managed to have an epic crawfish boil right here in sunny San Diego. I’m not one to promote things so count this…

Just another May?

Hard to keep things normal these days but we’ve still managed to put smiles on the faces of those we love. The first portion of the month was spent at home where we still have the luxury of a fine cup of coffee or a craft cocktail when we need it. The kids have fared…

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…

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…