Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, holidays, Museums, national parks, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

London and Beyond: Our Great British Adventure

It is a bit hard to believe that a mere 58 hours ago, I was in a totally different country across land and sea. Less than two days ago from time of writing, I landed at LAX from a long-looked forward to holiday to the United Kingdom with my family. And though I am happy… Continue reading London and Beyond: Our Great British Adventure

california, Camping, Hiking, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized

Hiking Mt. Baden-Powell

Last year, Emily and I had the opportunity to complete what could be considered a Scout rite of passage.  We hiked from Vincent Gap, up forty unrelenting switchbacks, and made it to the peak of Mt. Baden-Powell in the Angeles National Forest in Southern California. Named for Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the British Army officer who… Continue reading Hiking Mt. Baden-Powell

american west, Camping, Hiking, national parks, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized

Zion National Park

  The next two posts will be a hike up memory lane.  Zion National Park had been my favorite national park, up until that coveted spot was usurped by Yosemite this past summer, however it still remains, in my opinion, one of the most fun places in the world. It's been a few years since… Continue reading Zion National Park

california, Camping, Museums, national parks, outdoors, photography, Travel, Vacation

Yosemite National Park

Just two weeks ago, the girls and I took a trip up to Yosemite while the boys were on their Sierra backpacking trip. It was the first visit for Sami and a second for Emily and myself. We spent two days at the park, and while a beautiful time, it wasn't nearly enough time to… Continue reading Yosemite National Park

Camping, Hiking, Hobbies, Kids, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized, writing

Backpacking Los Angeles: Hoegees Camp and Spruce Grove

I love the great outdoors.  As I hike over five miles at least once a week, I can probably consider myself an avid hiker.  There isn’t much that I enjoy more than being out in nature. That said, I have never been on a backpacking trip before. I have been camping, but I have never… Continue reading Backpacking Los Angeles: Hoegees Camp and Spruce Grove