Category Archives: Relationships

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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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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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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Phoenix Mountain Preserve to Sunrise Peak and Brewery Stops

At our condo in Phoenix, I often see some interesting looking hiking trails in a small section of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve just north of Northern Ave. The trails appear to have no name but they are clearly used and … Continue reading

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Socially Distanced on the Gateway, Bell Pass, and Windgate Loop Trail + Some Isolated Brewery Stops

Another weekend, another hike, another brewery. I must confess that we actually went to two breweries Saturday night on the western part of the Valley of the Sun. Carolyn and I put our Pub Pass and our Recoupon book into … Continue reading

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Hiking With An Attitude of Gratitude: Pass Mountain and Granite Mountain Thanksgiving Week Hikes

After our quick San Diego trip, we returned to the desert for more hikes. The weekend before Thanksgiving, Carolyn and I went and hiked the Pass Mountain Loop Trail located in the Usery Mountain Regional Park. We hiked about 7.6 … Continue reading

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A November To Remember: The San Diego Hikes

Friday the 13th of November, exactly eight months to the day that I was officially furloughed from my hotel position in Phoenix. (Friday the 13th of March) Since we were in San Diego on the day I was notified, Carolyn … Continue reading

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A November to Remember: Hiking the Desert

Socially distanced hiking in unseasonably warm weather seems reasonable to me. Since being furloughed in March, I refuse to be “locked down” indoors and have continued to enjoy simple adventures around the areas that I live. Carolyn had been requesting … Continue reading

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