If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying In an earlier post, we discussed the basics of direction and how a compass works. In this post we are going to look into how to use the compass to get you to the right location. […]
Spring is upon us. There is a certain smell is the air and an energy from the sun that puts a hop in our step. Many people call this excitement about the better weather and anticipation of summer activities Spring Fever. If you are like me, with a giant case of Spring Fever, you are […]
The Double Half-Hitch has been used for centuries for numerous purposes. The origins are unknown, but it can date back easily to the ancient times. Some Uses for the Two Half Hitches: Tying a rope to a tree – to pull the tree over. Tying a rope to a tree – to keep people from […]
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?
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 […]
Freeze to Death 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 […]
image 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Rach and I have a great first night in San Diego and are now pretty tired. But here are some highlight photos and stories:
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