Category Archive: breweries

Bushwacking in the Desert. Or, What Happens When Tom Let’s Me Decide Where to Hike.

Our next hike Tom and I went alone since Terry had to work. It was (still) snowing in the mountains and while reviewing options Tom stated nothing was really a standout to him… Continue reading

A Stormy Hike Up Elden Mountain and a Mini Brewery Tour of Flagstaff

We’d already been snowed and hailed upon staying in Alpine at 8,000 feet but with the immediate and mid-range forecast further deteriorating we decided we needed to decamp. The problem was that the… Continue reading

Anniversary Day Trip to the Gila Mountains

In February Tom and I celebrated 4 years together and I (of course) wanted to spend the day in the mountains. Since the Sierra Blancas had been getting a lot of snow we… Continue reading

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