Guests from the Midwest

What fortunate folks we are to have family willing to come visit us from across the country! Aunt Mary and Aunt Anne made the trek out to California this month to spend some quality time with the Clays and Wiktors and quality time it was! Despite the sun being a little shy for the first…

Très ski

The whole family cruised north for one final ski trip of the season, this time to Northstar. Three Wiktors were very excited to hit the slopes, and one Wiktor was looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation. Binge watching Ted Lasso and working on a 1,000 piece puzzle – sign me up!…

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…

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…

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…

Christmas Traditions

While it’s not completely unheard of for us to stay at home (wherever that may be) and not travel to Minnesota for Christmas, we always miss spending the holiday there. This year more than ever we cherished all of our Christmas traditions, but I also enjoyed making some new ones. Early into the holiday season,…

Jackrabbit Camp

Dad got the adventure itch and William is always ready for a good time so we blasted out to Anza-Borrego for another physically distant adventure. I had spotted a few potential campsites during a few aerial adventures over the past few months. With a handful of grids in my hand, we set out to the…

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…