Garfield Ledges

Tuesday is now kiddo hiking day. We started the Tuesday hiking thing the first week in August, although it’s officially my plan for fall. With (almost) everything online this fall, I’ve managed to keep Tuesdays free and clear of anything.

Garfield Ledges

Tuesday is now kiddo hiking day. We started the Tuesday hiking thing the first week in August, although it’s officially my plan for fall. With (almost) everything online this fall, I’ve managed to keep Tuesdays free and clear of anything.

July Twenty Twenty

Driving to hike Lake 22, I passed a car with a sticker on the back window. (Lake 22 is absolutely stunning.) It said: There’s Like Hella Kids In Here. I’m not a car sticker person. But for a split second,

July Twenty Twenty

Driving to hike Lake 22, I passed a car with a sticker on the back window. (Lake 22 is absolutely stunning.) It said: There’s Like Hella Kids In Here. I’m not a car sticker person. But for a split second,

Nine!

Laine celebrated nine years orbiting around the sun in July. It’s hard to believe she’s nine, even though it feels about right. Laine kicks off birthday season for our family, the first of the kiddos to have a birthday this

Nine!

Laine celebrated nine years orbiting around the sun in July. It’s hard to believe she’s nine, even though it feels about right. Laine kicks off birthday season for our family, the first of the kiddos to have a birthday this

Talus Loop

If I’m going to see a bear while hiking, I feel like this will be the place. Multiple bear chilling spots. Talk about dense forrest. At least in my book. Maybe all forests are dense? I mean, it’s trees galore

Talus Loop

If I’m going to see a bear while hiking, I feel like this will be the place. Multiple bear chilling spots. Talk about dense forrest. At least in my book. Maybe all forests are dense? I mean, it’s trees galore

Camp Orkila Twenty Twenty

Camp Orkila, Covid style. The annual Camp Orkila trip back in May was cancelled. That whole pandemic thing was in full effect. Still is. But things are slowly opening, with major precautions and virus protocols. Like Camp Orkila. Instead of

Camp Orkila Twenty Twenty

Camp Orkila, Covid style. The annual Camp Orkila trip back in May was cancelled. That whole pandemic thing was in full effect. Still is. But things are slowly opening, with major precautions and virus protocols. Like Camp Orkila. Instead of

Lake 22

Or is it Lake Twenty-Two? It’s written both ways. And as someone who appreciates consistency, it’s also written Lake Twentytwo and Lake Twenty Two. Four different ways. Whatever the official way is, what a freaking amazing hike. Absolutely stunning. That’s

Lake 22

Or is it Lake Twenty-Two? It’s written both ways. And as someone who appreciates consistency, it’s also written Lake Twentytwo and Lake Twenty Two. Four different ways. Whatever the official way is, what a freaking amazing hike. Absolutely stunning. That’s

June Twenty Twenty

June brought slices of normal: we’ve seen some friends, gone a few places, and enjoyed select activities. It’s been nice having things on the calendar after cancelling everything summer back in April. We’re on for a relatively low-key summer and

June Twenty Twenty

June brought slices of normal: we’ve seen some friends, gone a few places, and enjoyed select activities. It’s been nice having things on the calendar after cancelling everything summer back in April. We’re on for a relatively low-key summer and

May Twenty Twenty

A random thought I had while on a run: If I knew I was going to die while the kids are still young, I would hire one of those missing children sketch artists to draw the kids as adults. Not

May Twenty Twenty

A random thought I had while on a run: If I knew I was going to die while the kids are still young, I would hire one of those missing children sketch artists to draw the kids as adults. Not

April Twenty Twenty

12,395 days. That’s how many days Bill Murray—or Phil Connors—spent in Groundhog Day. So basically, life does imitate art. We’re on day 7,961. Or maybe it’s day 58? I’ve lost track. And I really don’t care. Isolation life is good,

April Twenty Twenty

12,395 days. That’s how many days Bill Murray—or Phil Connors—spent in Groundhog Day. So basically, life does imitate art. We’re on day 7,961. Or maybe it’s day 58? I’ve lost track. And I really don’t care. Isolation life is good,

March Twenty Twenty

What a month. March was spent mostly at home. No complaints. I’m a homebody and apparently more of an introvert than I thought. Other than the whole pandemic thing, it’s all good. For memory sake, so when we look back

March Twenty Twenty

What a month. March was spent mostly at home. No complaints. I’m a homebody and apparently more of an introvert than I thought. Other than the whole pandemic thing, it’s all good. For memory sake, so when we look back