My Mother in Law and Father in Law recently got back from California, and like usual they brought gifts for everyone. Along with some truffles (which so far are absolutely delicious), they brought back an awesome object called the Aerobie. What is the Aerobie? [Read more…]
My wife and I took a recent trip to Miami. While there, we were lucky enough to stay in a great hotel called The Betsy. It is a great hotel that is on Ocean Drive, but without all the noise.
While we were there, we spent some time doing what we love, hanging out on the beach, [Read more…]
Recently I was asked, ” Is possible to freeze to death in your sleep?” This is a question that has plagued the minds of many adventurers. You definitely would not want to fall asleep on a col night with the looming risk of not waking up from cold!
Here is the good news. Freezing to Death while you sleep is actually an old wive’s tale. It is highly unlikely that you that you can freeze to death in your sleep – unless you are on heavy tranquilizers. Truth be told, your body will actually wake itself if it gets to cold. Typically rolling over or changing position a few time will generate enough heat to raise your body temperature to a safe level.
So the next time you are out in cold weather, don’t shy away from sleep. As a matter of fact, it is a great way to conserve your energy in survival scenarios – just make sure you have the necessities taken care of before you nod off! For instance, make sure you have some water, fire and shelter. The shelter and fire will help your body conserve energy and heat while you rest. The water is just a very important need that your body needs.
Recently my wife and I planted a garden in our backyard. We have had some vegetables planted in pots, but this our first fill-fledged garden. In order to give it the best chance of survival, we decided to go with a raised bed approach.
After lugging enough railroad ties into the backyard to create the frame of the 16’x10′ we needed some dirt. One of the many things I have learned as a result of this project is that you always need not dirt then you think. For instance, I set out thinking that we would need about 2 cubic yards or dirt. When it was all said and done, we actually used 5 cubic yards.
Nevertheless, now that we had our frame and dirt, it was time to plant some vegetables. We ended up going with some tomatoes, green beans, green onions, cucumbers, peppers (which died and had to be replaced) and sugar snap peas (they also died and were replaced with Strawberries). Today everything is growing well and soon we will be ready to harvest.
There are few items that I have learned that I want to share to help your garden grow strong and help your family.
1. Good dirt and frequently watering is the best thing for any gardening.
2. Never be afraid to try something new in a garden. The failures actually create a more fertile spot for future tries.
3. Some of the best times of my day is looking and tending to the garden with my wife. Being in the dirt has a way of helping you get a better perspective on the world.
Feel free to share some of you gardening stories.
Rachel and I are getting ready to head out on our 5 year anniversary tour. This is a trip that we have been saving and preparing for since 2008. We are very excited about the trip.
While we are traveling we plan to share our experiences on this blog. So stay tuned for regular updates, pictures and videos about our trip.
Periodically Rachel and I will be posting videos of the trip. This first short video stars Rachel. We are eating at the El Cholo when this is recorded. As a side note, the food was OK overall. My burrito was solidly delicious, Rachel’s beans, rice, and cheese enchilada was good, but her tacos missed the pinata! [Read more…]
Rach and I have a great first night in San Diego and are now pretty tired. But here are some highlight photos and stories: [Read more…]
Today was an awesome day! Rach and I kept busy with tons of fun stuff.
The day started with [Read more…]
In the afternoon Rachel and I headed up to Aunt Ginny and Uncle Max’s home for an early dinner. It was a delicious dinner and their home was absolutely beautiful! We had such a great time catching up and just visiting. The pictures speak volumes of the great time that we had at their place! [Read more…]
This morning we spent a beautiful morning on Coronado. We walked all over the island and had a great beverage at a Sbux on the island. Here are some pictures.
We the went out to Fashion Valley Mall for some lunch. The Lunch was great at a place called Boudin. Then we walked around the mall and saw the movie “Grown Ups”. The whole time was great a very enjoyable. For dinner we are about to munch on some pizza from Gourmet Express. All in all, another great day!