Truth: a 200-mile relay is a fun weekend with some (a lot of) running in it. It’s not a running weekend with some fun in it. It’s an adventure, not a race. It can feel like a test but is really more of a lesson – a lesson spiced with laughter and exhaustion. Often, it’s a few lessons:… Continue reading Tuna Run Tuna Done
Vacations for me usually include at least two of the items below: An escape from the frigid Minnesota winter An escape from a frigid Minnesota winter to someplace even more snowy because winter + mountains = better and usually not as cold plus great skiing Discovery of someplace new and likely far away, to open our eyes to… Continue reading Oohs, ahhhs, and amazed gapes
Just over two weeks ago, we enjoyed a campsite dinner in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area‘s Firehole Canyon campground, pictured above (behind the chef). It was amazing! More travel stories from our recent trip are coming to this blog, soon. Here’s a map of our adventure. Speaking of dinner and things amazing: the chef… Continue reading Dinner table scenery: #tbt
“Aren’t you going to ask where the alarm clock went?” I had swapped our clock radio for my iPad. We used to sleep in a room partly illuminated by the nearly-nuclear green glow of a Sony clock radio. We used to awaken to the news on MPR. Now we sleep in a slightly darker room.… Continue reading better living through technology
Sorry, it’s been real quiet here on this blog, lately. A few holidays, a trip to the home state, some bigger changes at work, a trip to Mexico with the in-laws, and the passing of another calendar year have happened! I can offer these recommendations, as fruits of the above: Travel Tips After what feels… Continue reading Holidays, over.
Following our return from Iceland, it took well over a week for me to sleep until the alarm clock goes off, on weekday mornings. It’s winter, here. So, about our trip to Iceland, just a few weeks ago this year: This was my second trip to Reykjavik and to the Airwaves music festival; my first, also for… Continue reading Good beer, exposure, and a spa