Iceland’s Hot Stuff

Iceland is hot. Our September 2014 exploration of the country let us come face-to-face with steaming hot geologic features that are otherworldly in nature.

Tony, Cal, and John de la Howe

A passion for history led Anthony Warren to a lifetime hobby of research on Dr. John de la Howe, benefactor of the John de la Howe School in South Carolina and the subject of Warren’s novel, Lethe.

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane

Bringing an endangered species back from the brink of extinction, the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge provides a success story for conservation.

Summer Stretch on the AT

Our plan was to knock off another section of our AT hike while already in the mountains of Tennessee for the Trail Dames Summit. It took only a few days to realize that mid-July is not an ideal time to backpack the southern Appalachians.

Hanging out with the Trail Dames

A gathering of outdoor women that now occurs every other year, the Trail Dames Summit is a weekend of workshops and empowerment for embracing the outdoors.

John versus the Flushmaster

Home repairs aren’t as simple as they seem. We try to get our toilet under control before a major trip, and discover that modern plumbing parts just aren’t what they used to be.

Exploring Baraboo, Wisconsin

In Baraboo, Wisconsin after Chicago, we realized there were more people riding with us on the “el” than I think live in Baraboo, and we quickly found more things to do in Baraboo than time to do them.

Visiting the National Corvette Museum

Corvette lovers rejoice! The National Corvette Museum is your mecca for all things Corvette, from classic cars to memorabilia from Corvette clubs worldwide

Taking on Chicago

When I look back at the plans we’d made, months ago, to leave the Appalachian Trail and head for Chicago, I have to laugh. Chicago was the opposite of the AT! The sensory overload made for a shortened trip.

Disappearing Home

An old friend of the family retired a few years ago. Like me, his career ended earlier than he had planned. Without a reason to stay in the area, he loaded up all his belongings in a trailer and in the back of his truck. He relocated and started a new life.