The Outdoorsy App: A Non-Review Review

The best part about the kids being in a scouting program is the excuse it gives us to get out into the great outdoors. The worst part about scouting is then sleeping out there. After a series of shivering through near-freezing nights and huddling under nothing but a thin piece of treated nylon during thunderstorms, … Continue reading The Outdoorsy App: A Non-Review Review

Camping ahead of a subtropical depression – what’s the worst that could happen?

The crunch of gravel in between pelts of rainfall. That's what woke me up. Dawn was still far away as evidenced by the lack of light that penetrated through the thin fabric of our tent. Though the hour was late, my eyes were wide open and sleep would not be returning soon. Had the noise … Continue reading Camping ahead of a subtropical depression – what’s the worst that could happen?

If you give your husband a truck continued – The Chuck Box: Part Deux

In my effort to provide a humorous spin on a project taking up space in my garage for far too long, I inadvertently¬†offended the mighty carpenter / do-it-yourselfer / mad-engineer that is my other half by posting an image that did properly convey the amount of hard work he put into his creation, nor its … Continue reading If you give your husband a truck continued – The Chuck Box: Part Deux

If you give your husband a truck…

If you give your husband a truck (or SUV with 4 wheel drive), he's going to want to take it off-roading. When he looks for places to go off-roading, he's going to locate an accessible beach. He'll want to spend the whole weekend there, so he'll want to invite his friends. He'll call them all … Continue reading If you give your husband a truck…

No Signal: A story about connection when connectivity stinks

Twenty degrees. That's roughly the difference in temperature between my hometown and the mountains at this time of year. Considering it is no reaching the nineties (32C) and the fact that our air conditioning has decided to take some time off work, we decided a change of scenery was in order. Tents and sleeping bags … Continue reading No Signal: A story about connection when connectivity stinks