Park Rapids, MN

I wrote earlier about one of our trips to Northern Minnesota and a trip we made to the start of the Mississippi River. Our family has traveled nearly every year for the past 30+ years to Brookside Resort which is near Park Rapids. Park Rapids is about 2 hours north of Minneapolis so it doesn't... Continue Reading →

Temecula, California

If you are looking for sun the is no better place than Southern California. Meredith lived in San Clemente for a while and we took this picture while exploring Temecula which is an old town in Riverside County. The area was inhabited by Native Americans for hundreds of years until the Spanish showed up in... Continue Reading →

Northern Minnesota

While we live in North Texas we have family in Minnesota and Iowa and have visited there just about every year for close to 30 years. On many occasions we have converged upon Brookside Resort near Park Rapids for a week of fishing, walking, and visiting with the family.

Bandera Texas 100KM Trail Run

Our son is a former collegiate long distance runner and has always had an interest in trail running, especially "Ultra Running" which is usually described as 50KM (31 miles) or longer. Not too long ago there were very few of these races but they have grown in popularity and today there are hundreds that can... Continue Reading →

Clear Creek Natural Heritage Trail

As Annette and I prepare for an upcoming half-marathon we have taken the time to explore many of the trails that exist in North Texas. This shot was taken early on a beautiful, cool morning as we ran along the wilderness following the Trinity River north of Dallas/Ft. Worth. The trail is flat and gives you... Continue Reading →

The Grand Canyon

Wow, until you have been there to see the expansiveness of the Grand Canyon it is is hard to imagine. Think of the forces at play to open a such a crevice and you think earthquake or a seismic shift of unthinkable magnitude. But, as I understand it water from the Colorado River over millions... Continue Reading →

Mount Shasta, CA

Amazing how quickly the scenery changes are you drive south from Oregon on I-5 and cross down into California. Just a few hours before we were driving through extreme fog with massive fir trees everywhere but suddenly things dry out and you see the majestic Mount Shasta in the distance. Northern California is a beautiful... Continue Reading →

Denton, TX

Denton is a hip, vibrant college town north of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas and home to The University of North Texas and Texas Women's University. Although it has grown into a large city you don't have to travel too far to suddenly find yourself going back in time to it's rural heritage. Annette and I had... Continue Reading →

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