Category: The Great Outdoors

Sounds Like Disco

I survived my first week WFH with all my mental faculties intact. I’ll consider that a win. And actually, I was quite productive, though I always seem to get more done at home versus the office. I’ve gotten really good at tuning out the…

71,000 Acres of Social Distancing

Last week was rough. Tuesday’s post making fun of people hoarding toilet paper seemed innocent enough at the time, but turned into a self-fulfilling prophecy when the shelves here in town were picked clean of TP and Tara announced we were kinda, sorta running…

Variety is the Spice of Life

We made a Target run this morning, but managed to stay within budget for a change, only spending $150 when our shopping list totaled about $60. If you’re questioning how spending 2.5 times what we’d planned constitutes fiscal responsibility, then clearly you have never…

Calidum et Deliciose Succosum

If you’re wondering what’s happening in my lil’ Midwest town, the big news last week was the unveiling of a giant hamburger statue. I’m not making this up, kids. Apparently, people in Rapid City are really fond of McDonald’s Quarter Pounders. So much so…

London Calling

I’ve learned some really cool things about the Black Hills during the course of my job. Like the fact that there is a secret chamber behind Abraham Lincoln’s head on Mount Rushmore that functions as a time capsule of sorts for future generations. It…

24 Hours

Hiking on Saturday: Hiking on Sunday: What a difference a day makes, huh?

In-tents Weekend

Wow. It’s June now. Meaning we are rapidly approaching our one-year anniversary in South Dakota. Yet, living here still feels like a novelty. I have no idea how that is possible. It’s going to be a pretty busy but exciting week for us. We…

A Taste of Fall

Saturday morning, we decided to go for a hike in the Black Hills. With snow in the forecast today, we wanted to take advantage of the nice weather. Our destination was Cathedral Spires, a short out-and-back that was less than 2.5 miles total. What…

Nobody Cares

I’m writing this post while kicking back in a vintage travel trailer on the Washington coast. It’s the same trailer Tara and I booked in 2014, when we came out to Long Beach on my birthday weekend for the Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine…