April 5, 2018
We had 2 weeks between homes so hit the road, headed west then south then east then north, lots of cool and fun experiences. Generally I’d work in the mornings while Lisa hung with the kids, then we’d do something fun like a hike or adventure in the afternoon, then drive 2-3 hours while the kids slept to the next destination. Tons of fun and not as stressful as you might think with three kids under 4, including a 6 week old.
First we rolled west averaging like 85 mph all the way out to Green River Utah to meet my old buddy Scott and his family, who had cruised in his westy (so cool he has one too) all the way from Sacramento California.
We found a canyon, Black Dragon Canyon, right off I70 – no exit, just stop and drive off the freeway onto a dirt road. Nutty. Then we rolled as the road got rougher and rougher into a super cool huge canyon, totally unoccupied by anyone but us. All the kids ran around and had a blast together as we stopped the van and hiked through the canyon, with wall rising steeply and blocking much of the sun on both sides.
Amazing trip 🙂
March 30, 2017
Gutted it out up the Sanitas steep west ridge segment on strava. Sort of not fun but also really cool. Heck of a gorgeous day took no snacks and
no water. Set a personal record. 10.5%, getting closer to breaking the 10% goal! Really excited for it. I just need to move up 8 spots. I’m a bit conflicted because it’s not a meandering hike but all good, fun to get the heart rate up for 30 minutes straight and be outdoors. I take my time on the descents. Gorgeous day and I’m pretty proud of myself. 🙂
Did a bit of the MMM and Tim ferriss stoic ism, pretending I was blind for a while and then was so happy I’m actually not!
Edit: i made my goal 2 weeks before we keft Boulder did sanitas in top 6%! Cruahed the goal 🙂
March 28, 2017
Did a 630am hike with a buddy from church who works for Cru. Good times, watched the sun rise.
Pretty stunning. We made about 5 miles at a solid clip. Did ncar to the Mesa trail then north towards hat aqua and added in a steep extra loop up to woods quarry where much of the stone for the CU campus was quarried. Strava showed us top 8% for one section and top 3% for another rarely traveled section. My goal is to get into the top 10% for the ascent of Mt Sanitas, last go a week ago was top 12% so I’m getting there. Actually that was done two days before this hike. Then after we went to a men’s breakfast at church (cornerstone in South boulder) which was super cool too.
And saw some deer near the end close to the ncar buildings.
February 21, 2017
Not the most amazing shot but a cool moment out on the dock in the Intra Coastal Waterway in Jupiter Florida, early morning watching the sunrise with my early riser 2.5 year old. Sliver of a moon is in the upper right, sun coming up on the left. Was a gorgeous day with a heck of a great start.
February 14, 2017
Super cool beaches on the Sanibel causeway Islands.
December 20, 2016
Amazing meal and date to the Flagstaff House in Boulder. It’s
up on Flagstaff mountain and we were seated looking straight out a window down onto the mountains as well as Boulder proper. Such an stunning setting. All sorts of fun free treats and amuse bouches throughout the meal including 5 little bonus desserts for our anniversary.
Free valet and all around cool vibe. Financed by my wonderful grandparents in-law.