On the Flanks of Mt. Rainier
Tammy and I have had a busy schedule these past couple of months! Turns out, our kids have been busy too! They’ve managed to deliver us four Grand babies in six weeks! Most of our kids live in Texas and we get to see the Grandies often but we have one rebel child and his wife … Continue reading On the Flanks of Mt. Rainier
The Osprey Goes for a Swim!
Ah, springtime in Texas! Tiny little shoots of green push themselves through the warming brown dirt. Soon the blue bonnets will dance across the Texas Hill country, luring thousands to dress the children in their favorite Easter attire and sit them among the swaths of blue for this year’s photo. It really is a great … Continue reading The Osprey Goes for a Swim!
Gear Reviews Go Better with Wine
I drink a fair amount of wine. I am drinking wine now. It’s a nice, inexpensive California Cab, Lesse-Fitch. I buy it for around $8 at World Market when they have 30% off a half case sale. I’m not a wine aficionado; rather I am a wine drinking aficionado. I’d score myself around a 4.5; … Continue reading Gear Reviews Go Better with Wine
Product Review : Live Out There Chamonix Down Jacket
I haven’t owned a down puffy since before the term “puffy” came into vogue but since I was planning a short hiking vacation to Santa Fe, NM in December, I thought I’d do a bit of gear research and buy some new down. I scoured all my traditional haunts like Patagonia, Marmot and Mountain Hardware, … Continue reading Product Review : Live Out There Chamonix Down Jacket