Faith, Hiking with Holly, Marriage, Off Trail Musings

When Your Home Starts Becoming Just a House

It’s the memories that matter. Not the stuff. Painting over the growth chart on the wall was a huge step for me, and I did that myself as a way to help let go of this current season of life. My home is becoming just a house.

Hiking with Holly

Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

Starting out at Agnew Meadows or going to Thousand Island Lake was no new hike for us, but taking the River trail was something new. Two years ago when we hiked from Mammoth to Yosemite, we took the PCT/ High Trail out of Agnew Meadows over to Thousand Island Lake.  But this time, I was… Continue reading Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

Hiking with Holly

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Kodachrome Basin State Park is a little hidden gem tucked right in between Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The park received its name in 1949 when the National Geographic Society asked the consent from Kodak Film Corp. to name the park Kodachrome after a type of film, due to the park’s… Continue reading Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Hiking with Holly

Custer State Park

Recently, we visited Custer State Park located in Custer, South Dakota. The park is the largest and first state park in South Dakota. This past year the park turned 100 years old. It encompasses 71,000 acres with a variety of wildlife to see along trails, campgrounds, and beside the road. It also has 3 scenic… Continue reading Custer State Park

Marriage, Off Trail Adventures, Off Trail Musings

Life Update 9/25/2020

I am sitting here in a RV resort in Casper, WY hunkering down as the winds are battering us like crazy.  Ophelia (our rv) is taking quite the beating today.  I am honestly not sure if this is a common thing in the area or just something that occurs certain times of the year.  I… Continue reading Life Update 9/25/2020

Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Adventures

Pierce, ID…It Was Meant to Be

Okay, so a little backstory is needed.  Back in 2007 I met a wonderful woman (Amy) through the ministry that I was involved with.  We continued to do ministry on and off together until she recently relocated to Japan for her husbands’ job.  We have been able to stay in touch through Facebook and Instagram. … Continue reading Pierce, ID…It Was Meant to Be

Hiking with Holly, Off Trail Adventures

Ponderosa State Park – McCall, ID

Today is a new day and a much shorter drive.  We have a spot to go to and I am hoping for the best.  I have heard that state park campgrounds are pretty darn nice.  Ponderosa State Park is located on a 1,000-acre peninsula of Payette Lake in the town of McCall, ID.  McCall has… Continue reading Ponderosa State Park – McCall, ID