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…

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…

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…

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,…

So long Stafford

The older I get the more I feel the old adage, “the days are long but the years are short” applies to the stage of life we’re in. Actually, it feels more like the days and years are short. Anyway, somehow four years flew by and it means it’s time to say so long to…

New England Clam Chowder

What’s the password? Never mind. Few people will read this and fewer people will get the reference. Phil put his foot down earlier in the year and demanded the family make a trip to New England before the upcoming move. To sweeten the pot for the naysayers, the Grandparents were asked to come along which…