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Currently: November

Currently living/working in: Still property caretaking the school’s property, Fenton Ranch, in the Jemez Mountains. More than property caretaking, though, we have spent most of the month chin deep in product more »

Thanksgiving at Fenton Ranch

We successfully hosted our first Thanksgiving at Fenton Ranch! J’s mom, sister, husband and 2 kids drove from Denver for the celebration. We haven’t hosted a Thanksgiving–much less any holiday–since more »

Mrs. Gibbles

I know I owe y’all a blog post, so I am going to take this opportunity to do a quick, picture-heavy post about Mrs. Gibbles, our cat. Everyone loves cats, more »

Currently: October

Currently living/working in: We finished teaching the kids at Fenton Ranch Oct. 12, so from now through March, we wear the main hat of property caretakers. This entails greeting weekend guests more »

11 Years

Today is our 11th anniversary!! Man, 11 years sure flew by. When I was sifting through our storage unit this summer, I came across our “Wishing You …” bowl. It more »

Fall in New Mexico

We finished another environmental education session at Fenton Ranch Oct. 12 and now our main job is to watch the property for the school. Fall is a perfect time to more »

Island Wedding

Whenever someone poses the mountains versus beach question, we will always opt for mountains. But you know what? Beach really does stand for “best escape anyone can have!” Last weekend, more »

National Park 43/59: Congaree National Park in South Carolina

We have always used travel to weddings as an excuse to explore a new area. And while we had a heap of weddings every year through 2008ish, there’s been a more »

Currently: September

Currently living/working in: We’ve taught 4 fifth grade classes and 4 fourth grade classes for the private school at Fenton Ranch and will be finishing up the season with second graders! more »

Backpacking Colorado: Highland Mary Lakes

Thanks for all the new website love and sorry to neglect the blog this month a little! I think I’ll be back on a regular schedule now. To start, lemme more »

Highpoints #41, 42 and 43: Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota

This post is way overdue and out of chronological order, but I never blogged about the state high points we knocked off this summer! Besides my successful summit of Oregon’s Mt. more »

Currently: August

Currently living/working in: We are back to caretaking Fenton Ranch in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico and teaching kids (5th, 4th & 2nd graders) environmental education! The fall session of more »

Birthday Reflections at 39

I turned 39 today at 3:37am EST. And while I truly stand by the fact that age is just a number, I have a hard time believing this will be more »

National Park 42/59: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Over the years, we’ve spent A LOT of time in Colorado, but only I had been to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. And in our quest to visit more »

Summer 2017 Speaking Tour Road Trip Statistics

Dates: May 1- July 25 Distance Traveled: 14,240 miles    *12,328 miles on the Superfeet Van    *1,912 miles on our own car ***Our friend Alexis put together this REALLY more »

Outdoor Retailer

Our summer nationwide speaking tour truly culminated when we turned the Sprinter van back over to Superfeet, which conveniently happened while we were at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City. more »

Currently: July

Currently living/working in: Just last week, we reluctantly turned over the keys to the Superfeet Supervan! As for our living situation going forward, we’ll be in Denver through mid August, more »

Exploring Minnesota: Voyageurs National Park

After our backpacking trip in Michigan, we continued to hug the Canadian line to drive into Minnesota. Another national park lies in this far-reaching section of America: Voyageurs National Park. more »

Backpacking Michigan: Isle Royale National Park

There’s a reason Isle Royale National Park is the least visited park in the lower 48. It has nothing to do with its beauty. It has to do with the more »

Virginia: Family, Friends and Storage Units

We’re making our way West after 3 very full weeks on the East Coast. We only had 5 events in the East, but if you’ve been reading my previous posts, more »

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