Category Archive: breweries

California Coast, Part 1: Solace, Beaches, Elephant Seals, Other Seals, Otters, a Hike, a Lighthouse, and a Stop at 927 Beer Company

The third week of April I left Utah for a 2 week solo trip, starting just north of Morro Bay on the California Coast. I had seen stretches of the Pacific Coast in… Continue reading

Dogwalks, Breweries, and Other Las Cruces Explorations

While we were in Las Cruces building with Habitat for Humanity we had some pretty great weekend adventures, but we had some pretty great everyday adventures too in the forms of dog walking,… Continue reading

Hiking in Coronado National Forest and Driving the Catalina Highway

I like the desert well enough – and I’m actually quite fond of high desert with it’s pinyon and juniper and rock – but there’s only so much low desert exploring I care… Continue reading

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is divided into two sections, the Tucson Mountain District on the west side of the city of Tucson and the Rincon Mountain District on the eastern side. Originally established in… Continue reading

The Zigs and the Sags: Weaving our way through the Sonoran Desert in Tucson Mountain Park

After sightseeing and walking around a bit in the western district of Saguaro National Park (I’ll come back to that in the next post) we were looking for more hiking and less people.… Continue reading

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and the Phenomenal Sante Fe Brewing Company

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks are a remarkably unique geological feature formed when nearby volcanoes in the Jemez Field spewed pyroclastic flows approximately 7 million years ago. Ash, pumice, and tuff from the volcano… Continue reading

A Failed but Beautiful Hike. Which Resulted in More Cowbell.

I know I say/write this all the time, but I’m going back to this place. This place being Water Canyon. In what seems to be a theme for me lately, I keep showing… Continue reading

The Twisted Forest and Oktoberfest at Brian Head

I had seen quite a few bristlecone pines since returning to Utah but there is an area on the north rim of Cedar Breaks named the Twisted Forest that was on my list… Continue reading

A First Birthday Party and Visiting in Kansas City

After we left St. Louis we headed to Kansas City for Tom’s granddaughter Evelyn’s first birthday. We arrived a couple days before the party in order to spend some time visiting with Evelyn,… Continue reading

A Visit with Nick and An Aside on Taking Photos of Porta-Potties

I would like to start this post with an aside. It’s kind of related to our visit with Tom’s son Nick. I am not good at taking pictures of people. Not so much… Continue reading