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Weekend in/near Wasatch

flagpole hike in Park City
Midway through a hike in the ‘hood

I was bloody before I even got on the plane.

Before we headed out on our 3-day weekend visit with my brother and sister-in-law in Park City, Steve and I were both expecting something extreme. Visits with my family are almost never restful, though they are restorative, at least for me. We like to do stuff! Park City is at 7,000 ft. and it’s blessed with far more scenic trails than reasons to sit down.

Hence the humor in seeing this sticker (at left) on a flagpole, at the pinnacle of a morning hike that Laura & I did, our last day there. Continue reading “Weekend in/near Wasatch”

Adieu, winter!

Getting to age 43 before you finally succumb to the bite of an ACE™ bandage fastener is somewhat gratifying. What was a little disappointing about the event: learning that there isn’t a sniglet for that nasty little object. “Fastener” doesn’t do it justice. The photo above (thank you, Jen R. for allowing me to copy it via a Creative Commons license) does a great job of … Continue reading Adieu, winter!

Winter fun in Hayward, Wisconsin

This past weekend included lots of snow, copious amounts of laughter and catching up with 10+ friends, a fair number of hours spent lounging in a comfy cabin watching snow accumulate, plenty of good food, more than enough beer and wine, a little reading, some good music, two hilarious snorting dogs, layer upon layer of puffy and/or fuzzy warm clothes, a dreamy hour of skiing … Continue reading Winter fun in Hayward, Wisconsin

Ok, winter, I’m ready.

Bring it on: The dark, sleep-happy mornings The supreme entertainment provided by squirrels, cardinals, juncos and the whole merry backyard band including that slinking cat Soup recipe experimentation Ramekin (pot pie recipe) experimentation The stoke from carving one hella long “S” on my snowboard, on a bunny slope The stoke from doing a lot more than that on skis, if I get my butt out … Continue reading Ok, winter, I’m ready.