June 21, 2020


Happy Father’s Day. I started early with a bike ride, fixed a lawn mower, then James, Elizabeth and I headed to Morrow Mountain State Park for a hike and picnic before kayaking.


The summit road was closed, so we hiked from the bottom.


Along the way we met a couple walking their cat on a leash.


I can’t take James and Elizabeth somewhere that doesn’t have a waterfall…. Moccasin Creek Falls on Falls Reservoir


For those who know the paddle, the dam was releasing water and the spillway was sending water over the rock island… the water was faster than I have ever seen it. I really thought there was no way we were going to make it to the caves today, but Beth was determined. We tried the right side, Clay attacked the middle and finally Beth said we had to go up the left bank, portage over the rocks and then all we had to do was cross the river – sounds easy enough. I was sure I was going to be swimming again like the last time I tried to make it during a release, so no pictures, I put everything away.


After long effort over the rocks we made it!


Nobody was flipped and Beth got to paddle into the cave.

July 28, 2019


This is how I sleep, Deb is short and has space between her feet and the end of the bed, the dog instead chooses to sleep at my feet, so I have no space!


Morning run.


Saying goodbye!

Some numbers:

Nights Camping – 6
Miles Driven – 700+
Hikes – 7
Movies Watched in camp – 1.5
Quentin Tarantino premiere’s watch in a theater – 1
Homemade Lemon Pies by Elizabeth – 2
Bears seen – 2
Runs on trails – 3
Trucks stuck and recovered – 1
Hiking boots thrown in anger at and hitting Jay’s face – 1