Parenting adults

Now that all of my kids are adults, parenting takes on a different feeling. Gone are the days when you’re scolding or cajoling because someone […]

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A short North Shore trip

I love the north shore of Lake Superior, and given that it’s been a rough few weeks in the Twin Cities, I was looking forward […]

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Crossing the Mississippi

The Mississippi’s mighty. But it starts in Minnesota. At a place that you can walk across with five steps down. Indigo Girls (Ghost) I’ve lived […]

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International Wolf Center

I’ve always wanted to visit the northern Minnesota town of Ely. As a kid I knew plenty of people who went up north to the […]

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An unexpected adventure

This past week didn’t turn out quite the way that I had planned. After we got done with our race, I got sick. We were […]

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Place Review: Lake Tahoe

Last year my wife got to visit Lake Tahoe with her mom. After spending a couple of days there she was determined that I should […]

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Savanna Portage Photos

I realized I haven’t posted this yet, so here’s my gallery of shots from Savanna Portage State Park. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes were so bad that […]

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Sibley State Park camping

A couple of weekends ago the wife and I took the camper out for our first weekend of the summer. I had read a news […]

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A weekend in Chicago

This past weekend I got to take a trip with my youngest son to the Windy City. This was the first time he and I […]

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Post-race/travel blues

I feel like I’ve written about this before, but I couldn’t find anything in my blog searching. One of the things that hits me (and […]

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Anxiety can suck it

Later today I will be boarding a plane and heading west to visit family on our annual winter trip to the desert (don’t worry the […]

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Easter Vegas vacation, day 4

Our final day in Vegas was subdued. Our flight left late afternoon, so there really wasn’t a lot of time to do big adventures. I […]

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Easter Vegas vacation, day 3

Our third day in Vegas was a bit quieter. Our large family group headed out to Lake Mead for a brunch cruise on a paddleboat. […]

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Easter Vegas vacation, day 2

On Saturday we decided to take my youngest son, and my wife’s nephew, on a few fun adventures. First though, the wife and I started […]

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Easter Vegas Vacation, day 1

This past weekend we had the opportunity to spend time with family in Las Vegas to celebrate Easter with a big family gathering. We started […]

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Some holiday travel

In anticipation of some of the blog posts coming up later this week, today’s is a simple photo of the place I’m visiting. I’ll leave […]

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Packing craziness

This weekend is a car camping trip with the wife (Editor’s note: We came back early, but that’s tomorrow’s blog). It’s the first time we’ve done […]

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Hurricane Ridge

In yet another photo post from my trip, today I present Hurricane Ridge. This was at the top of the 5000 foot drive up a […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 9

Our final day in Seattle was the day we said goodbye. We awoke early in Port Angeles and packed up the car for the long […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 7

Saturday was our final morning at the ocean, and so I awoke early to head out for one final walk along the beach. The night […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 6

TIL: The Twilight Saga is set in Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington. These are three cities on our journey during this vacation, and […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 5

Thursday was mostly a travel day for us as we moved out of Seattle and over to the coast, where we will be spending the […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 3

We awoke early today, around 6am, for a full day around town. We started the morning out with a run down on the waterfront. We […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 2

We awoke this morning on the train, after a decent night of sleep. I still woke up earlier than I needed to, but that wasn’t […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 0 and 1

Saturday began our longest vacation ever, as we journeyed by train to Seattle, WA to take in the sights, relax, celebrate, and do some running. […]

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Vegas 2016 – Day 3

After a tough day of running on Saturday, my wife and I wanted something easier for our recovery runs on Sunday. We knew there was […]

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Vacation planning

One aspect of adult life that I really enjoy is vacation planning. I know a lot of people don’t find it their cup of tea, […]

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Another trip

This weekend is another road trip, this time to support a friend of my wife’s as she does a 50K in Wisconsin. We left right […]

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Back to Minnesota

Traveling home after trips is always a mix of sadness, relief and downright exhaustion. This trip has been no exception. When you need to drive […]

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Las Vegas – Wrap up

We returned very late last night, so late that it was actually today. Our plane landed around 12:15am and we began the process of getting […]

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Las Vegas breweries

One of the things I like to do when visiting other cities is to sample their local brewery culture. I love to try new beers […]

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Las Vegas 2015 – Day 1

Today started bright and early with arriving at the airport by 7am to catch our flight to Vegas to visit my wife’s family. Although I […]

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Trip to Rochester

This past weekend my wife and I took a quick overnight trip to Rochester, MN, a town of about 100,000 people just over an hour […]

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