Ski Season

Ski season is officially upon us. With an impending move sometime this summer, it is max time on the slopes while they’re still close. Dear friends of ours invited us up to Mammoth Lakes for the MLK weekend and the kids (and dad) got to strap the planks on for a few days. Absolutely perfect…

Merry Moments

As if our Thanksgiving travels weren’t busy enough, December was a whirlwind. Despite the busy weeks leading up to another round of traveling, we fully enjoyed each moment of the holiday season. Sophia and I were thrilled to resume our annual Nutcracker tradition. Despite the masks and a mishap with the Cavalier during the pas…

Gobble, Gobble

It seems strangely misleading to say we had a calm and relaxing Thanksgiving this year but we really did. Sure we flew 2000+ miles to DCA and then spent the next ten days driving another 700+ miles as we visited family and friends but really, it was just awesome and relaxing! After arriving in DC,…

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.

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…

Southwest Turkey Trot

Refusing to let 2020 dampen our spirit of adventure, we hit the road to take in more of Mother Nature over the kids’ Thanksgiving break. I wanted to explore more of Utah and The Grand Canyon was on Sophia’s West Coast bucket list. Phil drafted an itinerary and the Sunday before Thanksgiving we hit the…

Fire on the lake!

What started as a last minute trip up to Bass Lake ended up as a last minute departure from Bass Lake! The intent was for Will and I to take advantage of an open camp site and the long Labor Day weekend. We packed the car and drove up to Bass Lake with some friends….

Closing out an Adventure

The Grand August Adventure wrapped up with a stop at Point Reyes. We made a stop pit stop in Fort Brag where Will showcased his inner salty sea dog and the whole family gobbled up tasty morsels from Princess Seafood Market & Deli. Down in Point Reyes, the weather was a bit dreary – total…