Bandera, Texas 100K Trail Race

We made a 3 day trip to Bandera as our son Erik completed his first 100K (62 mile) trail race in the rugged Texas Hill Country. I have been around competitive running for quite a few years as we have watched his progress through high school/college track and cross country and now into "Ultra" endurance... Continue Reading →

Road trip to the Texas Hill Country

This is just a short post as we are about to drive south to watch Erik compete in the Bandera 100K Trail Race. Once we return I'll make sure and post a comprehensive story about the trip and the experience of a trail ultra race. Should be interesting.

Reunion in Decorah, Iowa

Most of my wife's family lives in Iowa and Minnesota, including several that live in one of my favorite towns; Decorah, Iowa. When you think of Iowa you may think of flat corn fields but Decorah looks considerably different with hills, rocky cliffs, and beautiful trees everywhere. For a town of less than 10,000 people... Continue Reading →

Tough Mudder, Hugo, Minnesota

Erik and three of the cousins tackled the Tough Mudder 13 mile obstacle course race this past summer which was held north of Minneapolis in Hugo. The race features over 20 obstacles the runners need to complete like this serious ramp which stopped numerous contestants. To complete the race each team is forced to work... Continue Reading →

Pawnee National Grassland

Meredith and I headed out from Fort Collins, Colorado towards Laramie, Wyoming before detouring straight east across Highway 80 to Sidney, Nebraska. On our return back to Fort Collins we detoured through northeast Colorado through the aptly named Pawnee National Grassland. Talk about some wide open spaces. The grassland is roughly 30 x 60 square... Continue Reading →

Red Rocks Ampitheater

Public performances have been held at Red Rocks, located about 10 miles west of Denver, Colorado for over a hundred years. The Beatles, Jemi Hendrix, and U2 have performed here as well as hundreds of other performers. U2's performance in 1983 was used as footage for their concert film; U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a... Continue Reading →

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