Saturday, September 19, 2009

Its been a while.....

So, A lot has changed since my last post. I no longer work for AT Paddles, I am now the West Coast Rep for Immersion Research...which has been a sheer pleasure so far. My better half, Kim, and I just got off the road from 2.5 weeks of visiting paddle shops and kayaking as much as we could in our down time. We traveled from Seattle to San Diego and zig-zagged in between, put 5000 miles on a rental, and had one of the best trips I can remember in my adult life! Here are a few of the moments we shared....more to come!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Coming home from a trip from my home state of Wisconsin, which is beautiful in its own right, I was welcomed back with warm temperatures and the smell of another spring fast approaching. This will be my second spring in Hood River, and while standing on the back porch of the house that we once cursed about having to move into, the view has once again taken my breath away. Its funny how a moment of solitude can put everything into perspective and help one find a certain peace that is not obtainable until true happiness overwhelms you. A number of events have brought me to this place, but recently just realizing how fortunate I have been, and what great family and great friends I have surrounded myself with. This was the view tonight that I found gratitude in-

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

The Biking has been Good in the Hood!

Maybe I should change the name of this blog to Eat-Sleep-Paddle-Bike, it seems that all I have been wanting to do lately is mountain bike. The winter really hasn't put a damper on the riding at all, aside from a few weeks of snow and cold. This weekend we saw 60 degree temps and blue skies, and the trails were more crowded than I have ever seen them before, it was crazy to see. Our backyard winter trail system had turned in to a circus, but a good one at that! It was good to see friends on the trail!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

...and even more snow!

Jason and I got a little restless, as it has been snowing non-stop for most of the week. We have a little over 2 ft of snow in town and it made for some great sledding and biking on the streets!

Saturday, December 20, 2008