While I broke even on the first day of my journey with the closure at Pinnacles National Park, the odds ironically looked to be in the favor as I awoke in Las Vegas the second day. I had two goals in mind that Tuesday morning: a trail run and a lake swim. I ended up … Continue reading The Cross Country Odyssey Continues: Of Paths, Plunges, and Baby Yoda?
My final good bye to Monterey did not come at the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf or Cannery Row’s aquarium, but at the water’s edge. On cold gray, foggy morning I drove down to one of the many coves of Asilomar State Beach, parked, and walked down to the waiting tide pools. The sea was calm. It … Continue reading The Adventure Begins, a Final Good Bye to the Sea Otters, and I Quickly Find Out that Wally World is Closed
Ahhhh Monterey peninsula, I just can't let you go…I know we’ve gone our separate ways, but like a little lost puppy I keep coming back. It’s not you—it’s me. Shhhhh—don’t say anything. Let’s enjoy the moment. Despite your icy waters and that you sometime wrap me up in your cool fog, your warm moments of … Continue reading Breaking up is hard to do: Me and my ongoing love affair with Monterey
My week in California flew by. It was about closing out five years worth of work and saying good bye to what had been my second family. Honestly, I didn't really want to think about it. If anything, I wanted to focus on the road ahead and my adventure the following week. This was like … Continue reading A Simple Plan Part 2: Who Doesn’t Like a Little Last Minute Cramming?
After nearly six months self-isolated and socially distanced, I finally traveled in mid-September 2020. The pandemic was still impacting the country and the world, but I had work that couldn’t wait any longer to accomplish. For four years I commanded the 303d Information Operations Battalion at Camp Parks in Dublin, California. We originally scheduled my … Continue reading A Simple Plan Part I: Half the fun is getting there!
After five long months with a more or less self-imposed lockdown & self isolation in Millington, the family needed a break. This time we set our sights on staying local and checking out one of the many beautiful state parks in Tennessee. Doing some research on their incredible website, http://www.tnstateparks.com, we managed to narrow down … Continue reading Finding our footing once again: recharging with some much needed down time at Pickwick Landing State Park