Category Archives: family

2020 Adventure Round-up

2020 was… well, you know how it was!  We were all forced to find our own adventures in whatever ways we could.  While it certainly wasn’t the year I’d hoped for, it turned out okay in the end. Here are … Continue reading

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SUP Dogs

It was 2020 and everyone bought trampolines and stand-up paddleboards. With most of the Usual Summer Things canceled and all the kids trapped at home with their parents, everyone was looking for something to do.  So we bought a paddleboard … Continue reading

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Project Louisville

All things considered, my family was in pretty good shape when the COVID-19 pandemic hit everything changed: jobs doable remotely, kids learning remotely about as well as can be expected, plenty of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, full liquor cabinet … Continue reading

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2020 Ski Season (inbound version)

And just like that it’s over.  Typically in March, the spring skiing season is just getting started with lots of sunshine, warm temperatures, mushy afternoon snow, and sitting around in shirtsleeves on the patio with an apres-brew.  I’ve always known … Continue reading

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2019 Retrospective (B-Sides and Rarities!)

As we finish another trip around the sun, it’s time for reminiscences (whether you like it or not!)  2019 was a notable year with a lot of Life Stuff (a new career, planning for what is effectively a new house, … Continue reading

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Redemption

“Are you going back for revenge this year?”  Last year, I fell and broke my arm at mile 9.7 of the Moab Trail Marathon… because I was a complete jackass.  It was my own arrogant self who did that and … Continue reading

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Scouting Quandary

Early one September morning, eight scouts from Troop 78 set out to climb Quandary Peak (14,265′).  In Colorado, 14ers are a Big Deal and all Coloradans remember their first climb of one of these lofty summits the way other folks … Continue reading

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There’s nothing Micro about the Micro-Backpack

Troop 78 has three levels of Adventure:  The regular adventures are 1-2 week long expeditions for high-school aged scouts in exotic places like the Boundary Waters or Alaska.  The Mini-backpack is a five-day exploration somewhere which requires scouting by airplane … Continue reading

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Storms Dakota

Normally this is the time of year when the family packs up the camping gear and heads for the lovely Colorado mountains for some exploration and readjustment.  But this year, there’s still so much snow up there, we opted for … Continue reading

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2018-19 ski spectacular

It’s early May.  In most seasons, I would have hung up the skis a month ago and skiing would be a distant memory.  This year?  Nope, there’s still plenty of snow out there and several resorts are still open.  I … Continue reading

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