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Progressing nicely

It’s been a little over ten months since I started my 1001 Things in 101 Days list, and I’m pleased with the progress that I’ve made so far. I’ve marked off 31 items of the list, plus another 5 of my bonus/substitute list. That’s pretty good progress, especially considering that I have a number of … Read more

Observations from our Texas roadtrip

We’re back from our Texas Roadtrip. While it wasn’t quite what we had originally planned – we ditched the camping entirely, for instance – we still had a good time and managed to see quite a bit. A few observations gleaned from our trip: It’s great to get back a day early, so you have … Read more

Shaving Sipapu

Our dog Sipapu needs to be shaved regularly, or else we end up with a house of hair. We’ve tried doing it ourselves with the $30 dollar clippers from Target without even a hint of success. So, we’ve been bringing ‘Papu down, much to his dismay, to PetsMart to get groomed. For $60 a pop. … Read more

Planning our winter roadtrip

With our attention no longer focused on which bowl game we’ll be attending (um, none), we’re now in unusual territory in our quest to visit all of the National Park Service units: we can go wherever we please. Well, anywhere we can afford, at least. This year, that means anywhere within driving distance – and … Read more

Why we don’t attend ASU games in Tucson

Leading up to this year’s Duel in the Desert, several friends asked Kim or I why we no longer attend the game when it’s held down in Tucson. I’ve been to several of those rivalry games, but we’ve skipped it the last 6 or 8 years. Simple: it’s dangerous, and no longer fun. I’ve been … Read more

park stamp passports

Our park stamps

As many of you know, Kim and I are on a quest to visit all of the 391 units of the National Park Service. Well, we’ve established several routines when it comes to marking off each of these units, including taking a picture of us there, snapping a shot of our Forester in front of … Read more

YES WE CAN!

A great day for America, a great day for the world. Congrats Obama, it’s time for you to lead the way for change. Yes we can!

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

I finally got around to posting some pictures from the quick Sand Canyon hike I took in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument with co-workers in late September. It was a nice little trail that often followed an interesting little bluff strewn with little reconstructed ruins. Since I love wandering around curiously-shaped rock formations and … Read more