Although this blog isn't really focused on our daily activities, I thought I'd share a few photos. We had time for a beautiful day out this weekend in the eastern Ozarks. Many plants were in bloom, the insects were moving and ticks had their presence as well. It was also an opportunity to get out … Continue reading Springtime
“It is the best of humanity, I think, that goes out to walk. In happy hours all affairs may be wisely postponed for this. Dr. Johnson said, ‘Few men know how to take a walk,’ and it is pretty certain that Dr. Johnson was not one of those few. It is a fine art; there … Continue reading Take a Walk
Don't Forget to Enjoy the Ride This is a re-post from last year. However, I think the message is a strong one and worth think about again. Life is short. If you're fortunate enough to live with the means and privilege and food security, consider yourself lucky. When I feel low or unhappy, I always … Continue reading Enjoy the Ride; Happy Birthday Edward Abbey
Playing around while checking trail cams this morning.
Life is short. If you're fortunate enough to live with the means and privilege and food security, consider yourself lucky. When I feel low or unhappy, I always want to remember the people subjected to abject poverty worldwide through no fault of their own. It seems that the privileged, the comfortable, and those with the … Continue reading Don’t Forget to Enjoy the Ride
Our second week on the Portland area was primarily spent north of the Columbia River in Washington State. Battle Ground, Vancouver, and a trip to Mount St Helen's. Although it was hot and dry most of the time, it was a relief after spending months in the Southwest on archaeological excavations. These photos are not … Continue reading Southwest Washington
Field testing the nearly finished rucksack. It still needs a few closures and bits but is essentially as finished as anything I make. It's poorly packed for a quick hike and not very full. More pictures to follow when I get some time off to tramp around with it. Features: Heavy, waxed canvas truck tarp … Continue reading Field Testing