Reminiscing about Being on the Road

I took a look at my drafts and found this written in October 2017. Not sure how I didn't publish it, but it's worth a read! This week included the Minnesota Education Association (MEA) days, October 19th and 20th. So, I loaded up my car, and Kenobi and I hit the road in the early... Continue Reading →

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Evolution of Camp Food

When we first set out on our cross-country road trip in the summer of 2015, the cooler was full of sausages, cheese, eggs, condiments, meat, and I don't remember what else. After my morning fail with coffee, it was difficult to get the cooking going. Even after purchasing the¬†Coleman Bottle Top Propane Stove, I didn't... Continue Reading →

Full Day of Hiking

We were not up very early, but got a great start on the day's hiking. After filling up on breakfast, we prepared for the entire day out on trails. That means Kenobi was carrying a full back pack (Ruffwear Approach Full-Day Hiking Pack for Dogs, Orange Poppy (2017), Medium) with his water, treats, baggies, and... Continue Reading →

Short Adventure Coming Up!

Next week, I'll be packing up to take Kenobi up to the North Shore. Yes, again. We enjoy the drive, hiking, restaurants, shops, and harbor so much that we need to go a few times a year. To avoid Memorial Day weekend, we'll be heading up Wednesday afternoon and driving back into the city on... Continue Reading →

Hooded Merganser

The Haun Trail around the Bass Lake Reserve continues to introduce me to exciting species! Kenobi and I walked out on the ice toward this raft of Hooded Mergansers. They are so fast! And they seem to sit lower in the water while swimming. When I first saw one of these interesting birds, it seemed... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Trip

We made the move from NYC to Chicago at the start of July, went for a short hike in the Indiana Dunes where Kenobi figured out that he can swim, and took a road trip with my father to Kansas City where Kenobi was not welcome. Other than these short excursions, we haven't done much... Continue Reading →

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