Tag Archives: fun

Megan+Mike at Hickory Run

Theeeeeese cats are getting married tomorrow! Last October, we went out to Hickory Run State Park to take their engagement photos, and all we did was cackle, trip, marvel at the explosion of fall colors, and try not to smash our brains on the rocks. It was lovely! Congrats, you two. I expect a rager. […]

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Wild Roses – Part 1

It is rare and infrequent that I travel for pleasure and not along with some form of work. So when Bear and Blitz and I took to the skies in July, it was a real treat to fly to Calgary, play around Alberta; cross the border and bask in the glory of Glacier National Park […]

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New Zealand 2016 – Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongario Alpine Crossing is the most amazing, changeable hike. For more than 14 miles – with side trips, crests, and sulfuric springs to explore – one passes past bare, volcanic terrain and alpine slopes, steaming, emerald pools and jade-leaved jungle. I think I fell romantically in love with Mount Ngauruhoe, the active stratovolcano that rises […]

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New Zealand 2016 – Road from Auckland to Tongariro

With a day’s driving practice under my belt, I left Jono and Auckland for the open roads, views, and hours of the North Island. My first planned stop was into its central, volcanic mass, to Tongariro National Park. Before I could reach it, however, lay 345 km of new, tiny towns and unexpected pit stops to […]

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New Zealand 2016 – Waitakere Ranges

After exploring Auckland and getting enough sleep to stave off jetlag, I picked up my campervan and tentatively hit the road for a day-trip outside the capital. Jono sent me in the direction of the gorgeous beaches of the Waitakere Ranges, where I dove in head first, guns blazing, to life on the other side of […]

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