Category Archives: Craft Beer

Back In The Day: My Journey Home Part 2

Most who read my blog understand that I write mainly about various outdoor hiking adventures. This is a bit different as I return to my hometown after 44 years of being away. Rise and shine, it is Friday morning in … Continue reading

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Back In The Day: My Journey Home

In August of 1976, my life was in shambles, living on my own in a studio apartment in my small hometown of Bucyrus, Ohio. Not counting a couple days that I did a quick visit in August, 2007, I had … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day: Mount Hood and Timberline Lodge

Our last full day in Oregon has arrived so Carolyn and I get up early by my standards, pack up the car and head out of Bend towards Mt. Hood through Redding and up Route 97 to 26 through Warm … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day: Deschutes River Trail in Bend

Still in Bend, Carolyn and I decide that we will hang out by the Deschutes River for most of the day. We drive over to the Old Mill District where the lumber mills used to be in full swing. What … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day: Tumalo Falls, Deschutes National Forest

After a good night of rest, it is time to get back out in the forest and see some of the things that we don’t often see in Arizona. Our plan was to do a shorter hike along the Tumalo … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day: Part 3 Smoke On The Water

After a fun evening in Bend, Carolyn and I had decided we would take a day trip down to Crater Lake National Park. It is cloudy, a few drops of moisture, and smoke is in the air from as far … Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Day

Hey hey heyIt’s a beautiful day and I can’t stop myself from smilin’If we’re drinkin’, then I’m buyin’And I know there’s no denyin’It’s a beautiful day, the sun is up, the music’s playin’And even if it started rainin’You won’t hear … Continue reading

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The Sedona Experience: A Trek to the Birthing Cave and Mescal Mountain

The end of June arrived quickly and Carolyn’s last of her time off is ending so we decide to head on over to Sedona for a last hurrah. Not only that, my hiking days are numbered for awhile as well … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Petrified In Arizona

Carolyn took the month of June off from work in what Southwest refers to as Emergency Time Off. What that amounts to is that you receive a small portion of pay for helping the company reduce labor cost during the … Continue reading

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Social Distancing: Back to Arizona

The day has come come to start heading back to Arizona from our social distanced times in Southern Utah. But first coffee at a lively upbeat coffee shop that isn’t too far from our hotel–Feel Love Coffee. The Riverside location … Continue reading

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