Category Archive: breweries

Sampling the San Juan Mountains

Between our visit with Nancy’s family and our arrival in Las Cruces we had three days in which to get a taste of the San Juan Mountains. Because we wanted to see as… Continue reading

Scenic Drives in the Black Hills and the Buffalo and Burros of the Wildlife Loop

This post combines the driving routes of our first 2 days staying near Custer, including the Needles Highway from the first day and the Iron Mountain and Wildlife Loop Roads from our second… Continue reading

The Hike to Crow Peak

After my cursory research it was unanimous that Crow Peak had some of the best views in the Black Hills, and that was good enough for me to add it to our itinerary.… Continue reading

Weekend in Minneapolis

After we finished our second week of building in Wisconsin we packed a couple bags and headed to Minneapolis for the weekend. Neither Tom or I had been there before but Tom had… Continue reading

Visiting Teri and Grey in the UP and Some Northwoods Adventures

Our destination after crossing the border from Ontario was Marquette, Michigan where Tom’s cousin Ken and wife Geri live. We visited them 3 summers ago when we did our tour of Lake Superior… Continue reading

Manitoulin Island: Clear Water, Lighthouses, Ancient Seabeds, Breweries, and a Waterfall

We had a day and a half to explore Manitoulin Island. As the largest freshwater island in the world we didn’t exactly do it the justice it deserved, but we ended up feeling… Continue reading

Twin Points and Lighthouse Point Trails, Killbear Provincial Park

On our full day in Parry Sound Ontario we had a continuation of the weather we’d been having since our arrival – cloudy as hell with a threat of rain. Nonetheless we set… Continue reading

Glass Bottom Boat to Flowerpot Island, Fathom Five National Marine Park

I happen to love boat rides. Plus I’m fascinated by underwater archaeology and seeing shipwrecks. And – as I mentioned in my last post – I was very much looking forward to experiencing… Continue reading

Weekend with Nick, Part 1: Acadia National Park

Our last few days in Maine were spent with Tom’s son Nick who came up for the weekend from New York with his friend Emanuelle. We initially met up for a late night… Continue reading

The Fishing Town of Lubec, an Exploration of Jasper Beach, and a Great Evening at Machias River Brewing Company

The few days we spent exploring Campobello Island, West Quoddy Lighthouse, and Boot Head Preserve we camped in the town of Lubec, Maine, famed for being the easternmost incorporated town in the U.S.… Continue reading