General, Share-topia 2018

Finding my limit on Black Mountain

In May my wife was in Vegas and spent a morning hiking up the trail to the peak of Black Mountain. She had an amazing time, and the view from 5000 feet was tremendous. Now that we’re in Vegas together, she wanted to have me share the experience with her. We decided to make this […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Haze over Vegas

I’ve got some stories to share from our trip out west, and in particular a story about trying to climb Black Mountain. I’ll save that one for tomorrow, but for now I wanted to share a shot of the wild haze over the mountains near Vegas. The eerie glow makes it feel like an alien […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Yet again…

I’m just not sure where to even start. Once again we’re in the same place we’ve been all too many times, another shooting that takes massive amounts of innocent lives. I’m numb again, and have nothing much to say that others aren’t already saying. So instead, I’m going to talk about the Vegas that I […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

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 started out the morning with a 4 mile run along the wash, however this time I took a different fork and ran along the south side instead of the north. […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

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. This tour brings you around Lake Mead, and over to the backside of Hoover Dam. In the past when we’ve taken this tour there has been a presentation about the […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

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 the day with a run along the Las Vegas wash. This is the canal that brings all the rainwater from the city out to Lake Las Vegas, which eventually feeds […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

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 our trip early on Friday, with a morning flight that got us to Vegas nice and early so that we could have the majority of the day to hang out […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

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 a paved path that paralleled the Las Vegas wash, and ran very close to where we are staying. We also knew that we didn’t want to deal with the same […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Vegas 2016 – Day 2

Saturday is race day! The plan was to complete two races, as part of the Blood, Sweat and Beers trail race. They offer the option of doing a race in the morning (of various distances), and then doing another race after dark. My wife and I signed up for some various distances and arrived at […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Vegas 2016 – Day 1

I awoke Friday morning in what is becoming a familiar location, near Lake Las Vegas. We’re out here for a long weekend to visit family, and run a desert trail race on Saturday. Friday, however, was just for hanging out and exploring. We started the day looking for some breakfast, and because everything around where […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Photos from the desert

I finally got around to loading some of my Vegas pics into Lightroom today. I made a few minor corrections to overcome the iPhone camera and came out with what I feel is a nice little gallery of some of my favorites. These are taken around Red Rocks Canyon and Lake Mead.

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

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 our luggage and starting our drive home. Needless to say we found ourselves sleeping in quite a bit this morning before finishing the unpacking and starting laundry. This is the […]

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