9 Days of SHT ‘Part Two’

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 | No Comments
9 Days of SHT ‘Part Two’

‘Part Two’ (We’re picking up where we left off, our adventurer trekking not only through the northern wilderness but also his troubled past.  Ok not that troubled but it’s a little more dramatic that way.) Four years ago the first .2 miles tuckered my weak body out, but today I had eight in before lunch.  […]

9 Days of SHT ‘Part One’

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 | No Comments
9 Days of SHT ‘Part One’

  A Harrowing Tale of Walking   “So this is how it’s gonna be?!?”  I thought to myself.  I was no more than a few blocks from my starting point and had picked up what I thought was an auspicious find.  That unopened bottle of water in the gutter would wet my whistle for a […]

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. […]

Minnesota County Fairs

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 | One Comment
Minnesota County Fairs

Every summer in Minnesota, for an all too short amount of time, fairgrounds churn out an interesting mix of shaved ice, dust, and frivolity. Long conversations are had about the weather, how it is currently and how it was in years past. Bulls are ridden and entertainment is enjoyed. Welcome to Minnesota County Fairs. I […]

My Little Garden

Posted by on May 24, 2012 | No Comments
My Little Garden

You hear that sound of hard, dry dirt on a steel shovel.  Try to imagine the feeling of black soil working its way under your fingertips.  Your hand gently spreads the earth over the precious seeds.   It will harbor them until they emerge from the darkness.  They will be safe, warm, and kept damp by […]

A Day At The Diamond

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 | No Comments
A Day At The Diamond

Yesterday I was fortunate to find myself with a little free time after work.  It was a nice day, with the sun out and shining.  Though forecasted, no rain had dared to show it’s face, so I wondered to myself just what I could get up to.  My camera was in the car, and I […]