Spring Training

Spring Training has come to our house. A year ago, Monica was just toying with the idea of running a marathon. Today, she’s got her eyes set on getting competitive. She doesn’t think she’s going to the Olympics or anything, but she’s loves getting faster. She’s working with a group of seasoned marathoners and a … More Spring Training

Happy Van-iversary

On Thanksgiving 2017 we received a call back from a nice couple who was selling a sweeeeet van. We’d already looked at the vehicle, but it was promised to a buyer coming in from out of town. Alas, that party backed out and the van was ours. November 25 is our Van-iversary.  Initially I was … More Happy Van-iversary

We boldly leave Santa Fe…and only make it an hour down the road.

We left Santa Fe after four nights in the tight confines of a hotel. It bordered on a being a really nice hotel. The rooms were “okay,” the restaurant was really good, the pool area was pleasant. One section of the hotel (not ours) came with a butler! Monica learned that those who accidentally enter … More We boldly leave Santa Fe…and only make it an hour down the road.

They don’t call them the “Great” Smokies for nothing

We spent four nights sleeping in a tent with two kids, in a campground with no showers. Our site had no water spigot – obviously no electricity. No cell service. It rained on the first day and everything was damp the entire time. Our mattress was wet. It was cold at night. And I didn’t … More They don’t call them the “Great” Smokies for nothing

Spring Break Scramble – Part Three! Back to the Keys!

This is the third and final installment chronicling our 7 day romp through the bottom half of Florida. Part One is HERE, and Part Two is HERE. The lynch-pin of our entire change in plans was the fortuitous booking of an elusive cabin in Bahia Honda State Park in the lower Florida Keys. We camped … More Spring Break Scramble – Part Three! Back to the Keys!

Check out my latest piece for Creative Loafing

Before we get to Part 3 of Spring Break (coming soon), please check out my latest piece for Creative Loafing Tampa: 10 reasons kids are easier to manage while camping. No parent should miss out on the opportunity to legally deprive their children of life’s basics, while also warping their sense of pop culture. Photographic … More Check out my latest piece for Creative Loafing