Category Archives: Mini Adventures

short excursions and/or adventures that may or may not involve hiking, but include interaction with the great outdoors

Ikoni-ic 2021 (Part 2)

From Steamboat, it’s a relatively short drive to any number of ski areas. Because our friend Kenny was going to be in Breckenridge, we decided that Copper Mountain was calling our names.  Copper Mountain congers fond memories for me as … Continue reading

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IKON-ic 2021 (Part 1)

So this ski season’s adventure found us sampling snow in four states, and at 5 different ski areas. For the most part we did it on the cheap in our 34 year old Alaskan Cabover camper. We would have extended … Continue reading

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Branching Out

It seems more and more that vlogs (video “blogs) are the “norm” , and outpacing the written word when chronicling travels and adventures. Having majored in Communications, with an emphasis on film and video, (many many many moons ago) in … Continue reading

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Girls Trip – Cancun baby!

**So I had planned to post this last year, but well, things got a bit hectic and I never got around to it. In some ways I am glad that I didn’t, especially with all the current uncertainty of the … Continue reading

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Utah hunt

(October 16-24, 2019) Even though we put in every year for the rifle mule deer hunt in southern Utah, it seems that we’ve gotten into a three year cycle of getting drawn…but not all together, which was a bummer this … Continue reading

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DC Tourist – Day 7 (final day)

(October 8, 2019) It being our last DC Tourist day, it was only fitting that we finish the “mystery” of the Capitol Stones.  Our day three DC excursion included hiking to the plain sight “storage” of the U.S. Capitol building’s … Continue reading

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DC Tourist – Day Three

(October 4, 2019) Unbelievably, there is more to do in DC than visit museums and wander downtown. As we are often drawn to adventures off the beaten path, today would be spent outdoors, and on a quest…of sorts. Having been … Continue reading

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DC Tourist -Day Two

(October 3, 2019) Day Two, was spent at The International Spy Museum. The evening prior, our niece had purchased tickets online for a 1030 arrival, as the museum prefers to stagger it’s patrons for a more enjoyable experience. Ticket prices range … Continue reading

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The DC Tourist – Day One

(October 2, 2019) Anytime we fly back east, no matter how you slice it, you lose a day of your life to travel. As eternal optimists we tried as we might to change that with an early, and I mean … Continue reading

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“Ikon-ic” Winter – Side Trips (California)

April 11-12, 2019 As we were unable to pay for our site at Yosemite National Park’s Wawona Campground  the night before, we waited for the park aide to open the entrance station.  Seeing as Ethan (our #VanLife friend) is a medically … Continue reading

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