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…

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…

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…

Home Again

What a trip! We always head to Minnesota saying “it has been too long” regardless of the time passed since last visit home. Minnesota in July is about as good as it gets. Beautiful weather, tons of outdoor things to do, and plenty of family to spend time with. We started our adventure in Rochester…

Spring Break 2k18!

Spring Break! Time to go wild! Road trips, beaches, cold beverages, and good food. Those are our destinations! After some uncertainty on our departure window (thanks for being so reliable dad), we hit the road on April Fools Day. After a quick vehicle swap (rental Explorer for rental Armada), we made it to our first…

A day in the life of March

March has been a relatively quiet month around the house. Well, let me rephrase that… March has been a month around the house. Home as a family? Mostly. Quiet? Never. The hustle and bustle of life never can be avoided but sometimes you remember to take a break from it all and smile about the…

Holly, jolly, Christmas

Man! Christmas is always a rippin’ good time and this year was no exception. It is perhaps one of the best times of the year in my mind if you do it right. A little bit of celebration, a little bit of humility and thankfulness for what you have, and plenty of food and drink!…

Gobble, Gobble

Another fine Turkey Day is in the logbooks! Thanksgiving was a welcomed, quiet, and long weekend off work and school for the whole family. We had some visitors from afar join us for the weekend and we still had too much food. A light lunch left room for the main event. Turkey, stuffing, salad, sweet…

Hello again Austin!

So I know I said our vacationing was going to be on the decline but we had an opportunity we couldn’t pass up to visit with some friends in Texas (more to follow on that) and figured “since we was…” So, Austin, TX it was for about 24 hours. I have been to Austin a…