Category Archives: Family time

San Diego or bust

 We left town at 4 a.m. on July 17 with about 6 total hours of sleep among the three drivers.  Having 0 of those hours, I scored one of the first non-driving shifts and spent the next 4 hours sleeping, … Continue reading

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Somewhere to rest my weary head

Cabins, campsites, bear warnings, lovely lodges, sketchy discount hotel bookings, and spots mooched in the guest bedrooms of family and friends.  Almost exactly a month ago we set off on a cross-country road trip with an end-destination of San Diego … Continue reading

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Little Lost Creek and the bifecta

Dirty Kanza is looming in just a couple short months. Right now I’m about 100 miles ahead of where I was from January to mid-March last year. That difference is small enough to give me mini-anxiety attacks when I think … Continue reading

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Icicle hunting

It’s no secret that the Midwest, like so much of the rest of the country, has endured some crazy cold weather this winter. As I mentioned to a friend today, I think this is going to be the winter that … Continue reading

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My snow days photo album

No matter how much I love my job (and most days I really, really do, especially this year), I’m really never quite ready to go back after a weekend or a holiday break, even a break as fun-filled as the … Continue reading

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Holiday binge

Usually I spend Christmas break stuffing myself with all manner of delicious food from the multiple family parties we attend. This year, I (mostly) avoided the cookies and candy and instead devoured all of the opportunities to get outside and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Break

Man, I love a 5-day weekend.  Of course, no matter how long you’re off it’s never long enough, but I managed to fit a lot of fun into my Thanksgiving break. Wednesday: Grocery store (not particularly fun), pie making, and … Continue reading

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