Fly Fishing lesson

Over the 4th of July weekend, and after our camping trip, Aj and I took a fly fishing class. She had a caught a deal on Group On for the class, so it was pretty cheap. I swear that website is awesome for this kind of stuff, although I will also say it sucks for...

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First Camping trip of 2017

I broke a couple of personal rules on this camping trip. First, I went camping on a holiday weekend in the Colorado mountains. Second, I went to lake on a holiday weekend. That being said, I still had a good time and was able to relax on this trip. Seeing as...

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Rails and Ales 2017

For Father's Day weekend, my Dad and I went down to Alamosa for the Rails and Ales brewfest put on by the San Luis Valley Brew Company. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it is a 2 day party featuring different craft beers in Colorado. Friday night...

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CB back in the Truck

You're probably wondering, what the hell is a CB and how is it related to camping? Well, a CB is a Citizens Band radio, ya know...the kind truckers use. And it's related to camping because a group of friends that I go camping with have them, and it makes it easy to...

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal hiking and wild life

I realize it's been awhile since I've gone hiking or blogged about a hike. With Hunter coming home, one of the things he wanted to do when he got home on leave was to go hiking. Originally, I was going to take him to Rampart and hike to the fire watch tower at Devil's...

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Essentialism, pursing less

Have you ever gotten the feeling the universe was trying to tell you something? I felt this way with Greg McKeown's book Essentialism. No, not because it was on the New York Times bestseller list, but because I kept stumbling across it. I caught an Art of Charm...

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Rainbow Falls

It took waaaayyyy too long to get back out on the bike, but I finally got a chance to go ride. I took off to Rainbow Falls to meet up with the Colorado/Denver Dirt Bike Riders meetup group. They are a great bunch to go ride with, and even had a pair of 10's in their...

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Self Reflection

Since my trip to Wisconsin a few weeks ago, I've had the house to myself. Three weeks, no wife, no dog, and no crayon eater. For me, being the introvert that I am, I relaxed and had moments of reflection. Actually, I had a personal come to Jesus meeting with myself....

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RIP Nicky

Today the world lost one of it's truly talented motorcycle riders. Nicky Hayden passed after being struck by car while training on his bicycle. My condolences go out to the Hayden family who are...

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Wisconsin

Years ago, Aj inherited her grandparents house in northern Wisconsin. When I say northern Wisconsin, I mean it's up there. The house is far enough out that we can see lots of stars, and even the Milky Way (the galaxy, not the candy bar). We've held on to it because we...

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Camping season is getting close

It's Spring in Colorado, at least officially, although the weather is closer to Summer. Which means it's time to get ready for camping season. This year we already have one trip pre-planned, and that's to Seminole Reservoir in July to go fishing. Last year we took the...

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It’s getting tough

I've always had a sense of pride about being from Colorado, especially when I get to say I'm from the mountains of Colorado. I was blessed to grow up in the majestic Rocky Mountains, in a small town that is usually remembered for its football field. I got to...

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