The Anna Mae Bacon Creekside Sanctuary

My son and I recently had some time to kill. I had just taken Noah to get his haircut and then we ordered a pizza.  We had about thirty minutes until the pizza would be ready and we were already in my truck so I figured we might as well drive around a little and... Continue Reading →

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Hiking Tip #3: Take More Breaks

Hiking Tip #3: Take More Breaks   I am no expert on hiking. Do hiking experts even exist?  Maybe you could call guides and search and rescue workers expert hikers.  Anyway, like I said, I’m no expert.  I have run out of water, gotten lost on the trail more than once, and have surely made... Continue Reading →

Monument Valley

It was the spring of 2017 when I flew to Las Vegas with my wife and in-laws. Once we arrived we rented a van and began a week-long exploration of the southwest. We stopped at the Hoover Dam, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon before making our way to Monument Valley. Monument Valley is essentially on... Continue Reading →

The Many Glacier Hotel

The Many Glacier Hotel is the grandest of Glacier's celebrated hotels. Completed in 1915, the historic lodge was created in the Swiss-tradition. It resembles the great chalets of the Swiss Alps, which is fitting considering the jagged peaks in Glacier National Park look a lot like those in the heart of Switzerland. The brown paneled... Continue Reading →

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is a place that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go out of my way to see it or not. I love the outdoors and have been to a lot of National Parks, but my focus has always been on the stunning landscapes and the natural beauty exhibited in so many of... Continue Reading →

Hiking Tip #2: Use Trekking Poles

I am no expert on hiking. Do hiking experts even exist? Maybe you could call guides and search and rescue workers expert hikers. Anyway, like I said I’m no expert. I have run out of water, gotten lost on the trail more than once, and have surely made other hiking mistakes. However, I have hiked... Continue Reading →

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