Less than 12 hours until I depart. When I first assembled my pack earlier this weekend it was 18 pounds. After lots of negotiating and some swift cuts I am slightly below 12 pounds. I have reduced the contents of my pack to 11.8 pounds … Continue reading12 Pounds on My Back
Well…we’ve come down to this. After over a year of planning and prepping Dad and I are scheduled to arrive in Osaka in 4 days. The problem is the biggest storm of the year, Typhoon Hagibis is currently pounding Japan and conditions do not look … Continue readingWill I Stay or Will I Go?
In an attempt to document my Kumano Kodo adventure in October, I have decided to periodically check in with some updates to my preparation. WEIGHTLOSSPerhaps the biggest change that I have taken on since the beginning of the year is my change in diet and … Continue readingPrepping for Kumano Kodo: May 2019 Update
There comes a time in your life when you realize you are just tired. You realize that the day-to-day stresses and worries of work, family, and life has been a weight on your shoulders for a long time. One day, late last year, while laying … Continue readingA Spiritual Reset
We did it! On October 11th, 2011, our family visited Yosemite National Park and got our first National Park Passport stamp! It was a trip that would put in motion a new obsession for our family. But it wasn’t until 2014, when our kids were … Continue readingOur family’s goal to visit all 50 States #NgFamily50