Day Four: Sioux Falls

We were supposed to be visiting family in Northwest Iowa today but they ended up with some sort of illness and were not in a condition to be hosting us. As a consolation we found a hotel in Sioux Falls, SD and since we had a really short drive we had some time to explore… Read more »

Day Three: Great River Bluffs

We woke in the orchard after a night of rain and high temps. Because of the rain we had to keep use the tent fly but that made the hot weather even more uncomfortable. Instead of the lollygagging around breakfast we had the previous day, we just quickly broke camp and headed into town to… Read more »

Day Two: The Organic Orchard

We woke after our first night mostly refreshed with only a couple of aches. It had been a while since we last REALLY camped. To our surprise and excitement we found that Linda had laid out some breakfast items for us in the barn. A combination of muffins, fresh fruit, and of course coffee. What… Read more »

Day One: Niagara Falls

I pulled the car out of the drive to start this 3000+ mile trip at around 6 in the morning. The sun was peaking and its dim light was beginning to reveal details of the trees on our road. For the most part all of us were in a positive mood despite Lena and Seth… Read more »

Driving Cross Country

Many months ago I signed up for a mountaineering course through the American Alpine Institute which just so happened to be on the opposite side of the country in Bellingham, Washington. So I had two options. I could fly over and just manage on my own for the 12 days I will be in the… Read more »

Forest Finds

It is getting dark much earlier now so immediately after work I packed up our bag and we headed out for a short hike through our back woods. I wanted to beat the sunset back home so that we were not caught in the dark. Our ultimate goal is to reach the peak near our… Read more »

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    Day Four: Sioux Falls

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    We were supposed to be visiting family in Northwest Iowa today but they ended up with some sort of illness and were not in a condition to be hosting us. As a consolation we found a hotel in Sioux Falls, SD and since we had a really short drive we had some time to explore… Read more »

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    Day Three: Great River Bluffs

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    We woke in the orchard after a night of rain and high temps. Because of the rain we had to keep use the tent fly but that made the hot weather even more uncomfortable. Instead of the lollygagging around breakfast we had the previous day, we just quickly broke camp and headed into town to… Read more »

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    Day Two: The Organic Orchard

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    We woke after our first night mostly refreshed with only a couple of aches. It had been a while since we last REALLY camped. To our surprise and excitement we found that Linda had laid out some breakfast items for us in the barn. A combination of muffins, fresh fruit, and of course coffee. What… Read more »

  • Road Trip

    Day One: Niagara Falls

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    I pulled the car out of the drive to start this 3000+ mile trip at around 6 in the morning. The sun was peaking and its dim light was beginning to reveal details of the trees on our road. For the most part all of us were in a positive mood despite Lena and Seth… Read more »

  • Road Trip

    Driving Cross Country

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    Many months ago I signed up for a mountaineering course through the American Alpine Institute which just so happened to be on the opposite side of the country in Bellingham, Washington. So I had two options. I could fly over and just manage on my own for the 12 days I will be in the… Read more »

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    Forest Finds

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    It is getting dark much earlier now so immediately after work I packed up our bag and we headed out for a short hike through our back woods. I wanted to beat the sunset back home so that we were not caught in the dark. Our ultimate goal is to reach the peak near our… Read more »