Author Archives: timfruth

About timfruth

Longtime public educator who retired. Love the outdoors and rapidly adjusting to a new me.

Grand Canyon 2021: Falling Feels Like Flying ‘Til You Hit The Ground

In a typical year, Carolyn organizes a trip to the Grand Canyon and our 2020 trip was canceled due to Covid Restrictions for staying on the North Rim. This year, Jordyn and Carolyn booked a cabin on the North Rim … Continue reading

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Burros, Breweries, Butts, and Bites: Getting Our Kicks on Route 66

During April and May, Carolyn had Wed thru Friday for her days off and mid week travel is a simpler way to get out and go. Wednesday, May 12, we decided to head to NW Arizona and the Kingman area … Continue reading

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Our 2021 US Open Tour Stop In Torrey Pines

Carolyn’s mother had a birthday in April and to celebrate, Carolyn planned a midweek getaway to the Torrey Pines area to end the month. Our flight to San Diego had us in town by 7:30 and up the coast we … Continue reading

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Pleasant Days In The Desert

Carolyn and I have been exploring the Maricopa County Park System with several trips to Lake Pleasant. On our first trip out to Lake Pleasant we discovered that the North Entrance is closed during the week and not knowing what … Continue reading

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Vacation Race Road Trip to Zion

Carolyn and Jordyn signed up for the half marathon trail run hosted by Vacation Races and being held near Zion National Park and we had been planning this trip for some time. Carolyn had put in some decent training in … Continue reading

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Rockin’ a Road Trip to the Verde Valley: Craft Beer and Hikes

Getting back to normalcy in April for Carolyn and I meant returning to all of our outdoor activities. Carolyn was back to running longer distances and both of us hiking the great outdoors without worry of Covid aftereffects. Easter Weekend … Continue reading

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Back On My Feet Again

Gonna break these chains around meGonna learn to fly againMay be hard, may be hard, but I’ll do itWhen I’m back on my feet again Gonna feel the sweet light of heavenShining down its light on meOne sweet day, one … Continue reading

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Gonna Fly Now: Coming Back From Covid

There are moments in your life where something is said to you that you never forget and the words change your life forever. For example, my wife saying, “I’m pregnant!”. That was life changing and when Dr. Zonakis called and … Continue reading

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Life Is A Teacher, Time Is a Healer

As I have sat in “bloody” quarantine (been watching British Netflix shows) contemplating the great outdoors and missing my wintertime treks into the desert, I have continued to read vociferously (between rounds of Spider Solitaire) and to watch some outstanding … Continue reading

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Well, I’m Running Down The Road

This blog is a tad different for me once the on again, off again, and back on again high school basketball season got underway in Arizona on January 19th. My hiking adventures have taken a backseat since the Arizona Interscholastic … Continue reading

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