The Great Outdoors

Redemption By the Lake

I’ll admit, after our less-than-stellar June camping (mis)adventure, I’d kind of cooled to the whole idea of camping. At least in a tent and/or outdoors (although…that’s pretty much what camping is (blanket forts do not count)). Last week, I happened… Read More ›

Ranch, Dressing

I’ll be the first to admit I sometimes come up with crazy ideas. “Harebrained schemes,” as the old-timers might say. These have included: Creating a hamburger-hot dog hybrid called a burgerdog. Not ground beef rolled into the shape of a… Read More ›

Bighorns or Bust

Our 48-hour getaway to Wyoming was a blast! We’re glad we did it. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally kicked off on Friday and, despite COVID, about 250,000 bikers arrived en masse to western South Dakota. Our road trip was timed to… Read More ›

Pretty In-Tents Weekend

First off, let me state for the record that I love camping. In theory. Often though, the reality doesn’t match up to the picture you’ve painted in your head. I’d been looking forward to this weekend’s getaway ever since I… Read More ›

Capturing Lightning

Tropical Storm Cristobal will make landfall today, and I don’t know how to feel about that. I’m not referring to the high storm surge and possible destruction it will cause throughout the Gulf states. Of course those are bad; thanks… Read More ›

This Old Sardine Can

I hope you’re enjoying your three-day weekend! Unless you’re reading this in a country that doesn’t celebrate Memorial Day. In which case…happy just-Monday. It’s been a busy few days. Knowing we were tackling a major project, I wanted to ease… Read More ›