Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona Border

Ansel Adams was able to climb down the cliff side to get his photo above but it is not too dissimilar to the one we snapped from the road bridge spanning the river. (Photo attributed to: Ansel Adams - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) After making a wrong turn..... literally... Meredith and I decided... Continue Reading →

Geysers at Yellowstone National Park

I could publish this post and not say anything and the photos would speak for themselves. The geysers that are found in Yellowstone are like nothing I had ever seen before and are truly amazing and beautiful. To explain how these work I took this excerpt from the National Park Service website: Sprinkled amid the... Continue Reading →

Road trip to the Texas Hill Country

This is just a short post as we are about to drive south to watch Erik compete in the Bandera 100K Trail Race. Once we return I'll make sure and post a comprehensive story about the trip and the experience of a trail ultra race. Should be interesting.

Reunion in Decorah, Iowa

Most of my wife's family lives in Iowa and Minnesota, including several that live in one of my favorite towns; Decorah, Iowa. When you think of Iowa you may think of flat corn fields but Decorah looks considerably different with hills, rocky cliffs, and beautiful trees everywhere. For a town of less than 10,000 people... Continue Reading →

Candela Boot Company, Weimar, Texas

This post, surprisingly, is not as much about cowboy boots as it is about chasing your dreams and doing the things you are really passionate about. I have known Mark Candela, founder of The Candela Boot Company, since 1982 when the two of us met at The University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Mark grew up... Continue Reading →

Tough Mudder, Hugo, Minnesota

Erik and three of the cousins tackled the Tough Mudder 13 mile obstacle course race this past summer which was held north of Minneapolis in Hugo. The race features over 20 obstacles the runners need to complete like this serious ramp which stopped numerous contestants. To complete the race each team is forced to work... Continue Reading →

Pawnee National Grassland

Meredith and I headed out from Fort Collins, Colorado towards Laramie, Wyoming before detouring straight east across Highway 80 to Sidney, Nebraska. On our return back to Fort Collins we detoured through northeast Colorado through the aptly named Pawnee National Grassland. Talk about some wide open spaces. The grassland is roughly 30 x 60 square... Continue Reading →

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