With the extra rain this year the Cottonwood "Falls" had much less of a fall than in previous years.
Although I have skied several times over the last decade, I have always been alone until last week. We met some friends in Taos, NM to enjoy a week of hiking, New Mexican craft beer, and some fine dining around Taos. I also had to throw some jiu jitsu practice in at 7000 feet (quite … Continue reading I Might Blow Out a Knee
We had a trip to Decorah, IA in late December of 2016. During that trip, out AirBnB hosts Norma Jean and Daryl invited us to join them for some wine and hors d'oeuvres. They told us their story of moving to Decorah, and how they originally wanted to move to Lanesboro, MN. So, we kept … Continue reading Biking and Kayaking in Lanesboro, MN
One of the best floats in Iowa is a 3-4 hour float on the Upper Iowa River from Hutchinson Family Farms down to OFF the Driftless Wellness and Adventure Company, LLC in Decorah. It is such a beautiful and peaceful float that includes the gorgeous Malanaphy Springs. If you are able, you should hike as … Continue reading The Decorah Storm of June 30, 2018
To get to Norway, it took flights from Kansas City to Detroit, a flight from Detroit to Amsterdam (with depart time of 4:20pm... heh heh), and a flight from Amsterdam to Bergen. Bergen welcomed me with a question. The question did not make sense at first. It wasn't until I was leaving 9 days later … Continue reading A Stuffed Monkey Goes to Norway