First Bikepacking Trip – Land Between The Lakes

I’ve never gone bikepacking but wanted to give it a try. I’d spent a good part of the winter learning about it. Max decided he’d go with me (his first time too). For my first bikepacking trip we went up to Land Between The Lakes to ride on the 28-mile North-South Trace: Canton Road to …

Granny and Pipa – Through Joey’s Eyes

My grandparents were instrumental role models in my life. They put family first at all times. They worked hard and also worked hard at having fun. My grandmother would take hours of video with her VHS camera. Perhaps this is where I got my desire to document my journey. There seemed to be nothing my …

Getting Ready For My First Bikepacking Trip

I’d spent a bunch of time during the winter months learning about bikepacking. With my first trip planned and fast approaching it was time to get everything together. I had not been doing as much bicycling as I have in the past so I needed to get my body ready for the trip (and not …

Marvel Comics Presents (Year 1988-1995 / Issues #1-175)

I chose to read this series as my second series because it would introduce me to a variety of characters (many lesser-known ones too).  Each issue is broken up into several stories.  Most of these comics were flip issues.  One side has a cover (with a popular character like Wolverine) and that half of the …

Marvel Saga (Year 1985-1987 / Issues #1-25)

As a kid, I had always just bought comics but had never read them.  What better time to START reading comic books than when you are over 40 years old!?!? I remember buying issue #1 of this series.  I had just started going to the comic book shops and was collecting GI Joe and West …

Olympic National Park – Ruby Beach, Crescent Lake, Marymere Falls, and Hurricane Ridge

Throwback 2017! This trip included the moment where I decided I was going to figure out how to travel more. We spent a few days in different areas of Olympic National Park. The reason I needed to figure out my travel situation was that I left feeling like a few days didn’t do this park …

Do I Want To Invest In Other Crypto Assets Besides Bitcoin?

I’m a ‘kinda/sorta’ Bitcoin maxi who recently dedicated some time trying to take an objective look at alternative crypto assets.  This is what I came up with. If you’d rather download a PDF you can here: My Current Status I’ve invested a good deal of money in Bitcoin over the years.  I’ve spent a great …

Pendaries Village – Rocieda, NM

Pop’s has taken us to his family home in Pendaries Village (near Rocida, NM) many, many times over the years. The boys have played lots of golf here. I learned how bad I am at golf here (and subsequently stopped playing forever). I spent some time with them while they played today, however. There was …