After last year's epic fail at reaching both Fern Canyon and the Devil's Punchbowl, I decided I needed to give it another go. (Any excuse to visit our amazing friends and relatives on the west coast.) So let the training begin! I started walking more and more. I added some hills. I cajoled Gail into … Continue reading The Devil’s Punchbowl, or bust
California Dreaming, or the everything is closed trip. It was a long, hot summer in Missouri, and by the end, we were ready for a break. Time for a west coast trip. I had wanted to visit an old friend, Andy, (best man at my wedding), see some long lost second cousins, visit Fern Canyon, … Continue reading California Dreaming!
Well, Ellie was turning 21, and Rachel had never been to Vegas (not fair!), so, no surprise here, the girls were planning a summer trip to Nevada. I figured they would have a good time, and was going to wish them well. Then Rachel started asking about my call schedule, and then low and behold, … Continue reading Vegas Baby!
Our awesome 2017 New Zealand vacation began as a tiny kernel of an idea that had been floating around my brain for some time. Several years back I looked into going on an adventure trip to New Zealand, with the idea of seeing things by bike or hike or bus. This plan never materialized and … Continue reading In the Beginning…