Jan. 6, 2023

Moving day. First we had to meet Sam at the old apartment with the trouble roommates to gather the last of her stuff, luckily no one woke up and we were in and out early.

Following Sam to her new apartment, damn the Land Cruiser still looks good.

Lola is the dog she has been house sitting with. I was impressed how much my Tetris skills worked, I got a whoel 1 bedroom apartment in the back of Pongo and a small utility trailer carried a queen bed, sofa and loveseat and bookcase, everything else was in the truck. It was a long day, we left Asheboro at 7:30am and didn’t get home till 9pm. I did get a fun hike in that will be Sunday’s Backroad Capers video. In the meanTIME – Unloading Pongo timelapse below.

Dec. 15, 2022

A run on the Erie Canal. I remember doing 12-20 mile runs training for Ironman Triathlons on these paths, today I struggled through a 5k but still an awesome place to run

Making Gingerbread houses. One gum drop for the house, one for me…..

Dec. 14, 2022

Choring. Steph had a long list of “to do” so we started early.

The forecast calls for ice and snow, so I escaped for a ride on the Erie Canal as the sun set.

Tree hunt day 2. Success

The happy couple (because the) toddlers are in the car and they are not

Aug. 28, 2022

There was a road behind the campsite and it looked promising, so we ventured up it, no idea there was a fire tower

It was nice to see Pongo with Flight of the Crowswing’s Tacoma again

and James and Elizabeth, the best adventuring couple in the world.

We stopped an owl, but he fly away

Settling on a branch too far away for good photos

While at the fire tower, we had cell service and I learned my mom had passed the night before.

My mom is the one that really got me started in camping and encouraged it. This is her in blue suit with her mom and sister (I’m in lower left corner) camping a Foley Beach State Park. I remember the family taking an RV on the beach at Apalachicola, sometimes 10 feet at a time as we moved boards from the back to the front. Through scouting and backpacking trips, she was always supportive… Rest in Peace!