Bike Tour – Part 4 “Wet Washington”

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 | No Comments
Bike Tour – Part 4 “Wet Washington”

Alternate Titles “Where Have All The Fungi Gone” “Is This Big Cedar?” Remember that awesome mushroom book I bought on Day Two of the trip? Yeah, after the night of infinite terror, I awoke to the chilly pitter patter of a slow drip in the tent.  We didn’t have a rainfly (to save weight, don’t judge) […]

Bike Tour – Part 3 “Washington In”

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 | One Comment
Bike Tour – Part 3 “Washington In”

Alternate Titles “Washington is a Waste of Time” The two days that best described our time in Washington were the first day in, and the last day out.  Advice given to us by a former Highway 101 bike rider suggested, rather, explicitly said, that the Washington section of the tour was a “waste of time.” […]

Bike Tour – Part 2

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 | No Comments
Bike Tour – Part 2

A Canadian Start Talking about big ideas is easy.  I do that a lot.  Getting started is the tough part.  I began this bike tour slowly, attending an evening workshop on bike touring, researched gear, took a couple of longer bike rides.  Once out in Seattle I hit up an REI to purchase a few […]

Bike Tour – Part One

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 | One Comment
Bike Tour – Part One

How To Start An Adventure   So I ticked the box next to something on my bucket list recently.  An 1100 mile bike ride down the coast of the Pacific Ocean.  Now, far too long after completing it, I shall tell the tale.  In this, Part 1, I will tell you how I got to […]

Wedding Wrap-Up 2015

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 | One Comment
Wedding Wrap-Up 2015

I can stand at the end of the driveway and see all the way to the nearest town now.  Farmers have harvested the corn that used to stand between that view, and the world has opened up a bit.  Here I am buffeted by a wind that carries everything that is fall.  Leaves, a damp […]

How To See Minnesota In 30 Hours

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
How To See Minnesota In 30 Hours

A Minnesota Tourism Adventure How Checkpoints Changed My Life #onlyinmn Why would anyone even want to do that?  Minnesota is huge, it is the 12th largest state.  It is approximately 360 miles wide and 407 miles tall.  In order to see it all in just over a day, you’re going to have to seriously haul.  […]

Things You Can Do With Free Time

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | No Comments
Things You Can Do With Free Time

Deciding how to title this post was not easy.  I may have toyed with the idea of labeling my friends crazy.  It’s possible I tried to make you jealous, through bragging about my adventurous friends.  In the end however, I would rather inspire than negate. So let these adventures push you over the edge, out of your […]

Mille Lacs Kathio

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 | 2 Comments
Mille Lacs Kathio

Sometimes I will have a free day sneak up on me and I just won’t know what to do with it. They are rare and usually a surprise via cancellation or change-of-plans.  However, a few weeks ago, I found myself with a free day.  One that I knew of ahead of time.  Naturally I planned a mini-adventure. […]

iPod Photography – The Lost Files

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 | No Comments
iPod Photography – The Lost Files

Yes, it’s true.  There are times where I’ll scoff at those who think that the camera in their phone is the next best thing and that’s all they need.  Why bother carrying around something that takes up an extra pocket, doesn’t have cool filters, and won’t upload straight to Instagram?  But what would you say […]

The Art of the Barter

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 | No Comments

Depending on where you’re raised and your understanding of the world, you might wonder why things are the way they are once you’ve left your comfort zone.  Take for example, myself.  I was raised in rural Minnesota.  Some might see it as a slightly backwards place, with strange people whose notions of fun include driving […]