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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Afraid to ride, might start a fire

Haven't ridden in a while One would think living in Colorado, I'd be riding my dirt bike all the time or at least every chance I got. One would think that, but they would be wrong. Last year between work, Crayon Eater graduating and going to the Navy, trips, camping,...

First day at Yellowstone

We arrived at Yellowstone had the boat inspected, did our training class, then loaded up and headed across the lake to the campsite. Once at camp we unloaded the boat, fixed a quick lunch, setup the tents, and I tested out our new hammocks. Happy to be out of a car.

Full day on Yellowstone Lake

After a fit full night of sleeping, we woke up to a very tranquil place. Aj and Alicia headed out to go fishing while I spent a couple of hours just recharging my batteries alone. Later, we went fishing again and caught a lake trout that became lunch.

Green Mountain Reservoir

So it’s August and after spending a couple of nights tent camping in Yellowstone, we decided we wanted to take the fifth wheel out. The first trip was just a last minute decision to go camping with friends. The second trip was to the same spot to fulfill a promise to crayon eater before he left for the military.

Facebook….the modern day shit storm

Facebook used to be a great way to keep in touch and share with distant friends and family. These days it has just de-evolved into a cesspool of memes, opinions, and fighting. Oh ya, we’re an advanced civilization.