Backcountry Toys

I derive great pleasure from all things that support outdoor fun. Many argue that outdoor technology has diminished the spirit of adventure, makes it too easy – that people take risks they would not have previously considered. However, I believe everyone develops different levels of skill and confidence when it comes to the outdoors, and will inherently either … More Backcountry Toys

First Holiday

My sister and I flew home to Illinois for our first holiday without Dad. It was certainly a tough one. Tears were shed. It is hard going home where there are so many memories. It is the place where we grew up. I kept busy helping mom with a lot of the outside chores, which … More First Holiday