Pacific Spirit Park – “Dog Mountain Jr.”

So it’s difficult to figure out if my boys want a dog… I mean other than the fact that my oldest son asks for one multiple times a day. ¬†At this stage in my life it doesn’t make a lot of sense to go running out to adopt a puppy, but I can take the…

Review – The Freeloader Child Carrier

As my younger son gets stronger and stronger and better and better at walking it has become quite obvious that our hiking, over uneven terrain, roots, rocks, and logs has improved his gait, his stride and especially his balance. It has been a privilege to watch as he tackles each obstacle and challenge with a…

New Years Sunrise Hike – Some Questions answered.

A couple weeks back I posted some photos of the sunrise hike I did up to Dog Mountain on New Years Eve. I wasn’t going to blog about it because I have written about Dog Mountain before and really the pictures speak for themselves; however, a lot of people sent me messages about hiking in…

A N-ice Surprise.

We have all done it; made promises to our kids that maybe we wouldn’t be able to keep. Promising the boys that we would go sledding before the end of the winter break was not really a risky promise. I mean, we were supposed to get some snow, and if nothing else I could hit…

A New Years Love Letter

Well we are coming to the end of another year. I have never been one to overly celebrate the start of a new year, but this one feels different. After getting separated and becoming a single dad, near the beginning of this year, I was thrown into a dilemma. Do I let the situation crush…

A few stocking stuffer ideas for your little Goonies!

So christmas is almost here and if your kids are anything like mine they are a little excited. Making constantly changing lists of things to ask for… apparently my oldest is asking me for everything this year because he said “Santa works really hard and needs a break.” Thanks buddy, but what about my break?!?…