Tag Archives: Ian

Idaho, GTNP, and a Coaster

Wyoming (and Wyoming adjacent) Part II, January 22, 2022 Snow plows roared down Pearl Avenue early Tuesday morning and startled most of us awake earlier than we’d preferred. I decided to luxuriate in my warm sheets for a while before … Continue reading

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Basecamp

Wyoming Part I, January 21, 2022 Jackson Hole Airport to Jackson After two days, four states, and three flights, we finally made it to Wyoming. As we came into the national park, our pilot made a huge turn which brought … Continue reading

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Go West, Young Man!

“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” -Anamika Mishra Last summer, as Bonnie started teaching us about the sport of mushing, she casually mentioned that she would like to go see a good friend of hers race in January. … Continue reading

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Mush!

Another step closer to Ian’s goal of dog sledding! Continue reading

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Virginia Creeper Trail

Fall colors were just beginning to peak through the leaves that formed a canopy over and around us as we coasted down quickly enough through the chilly air to sting our cheeks while our eyes watered. Some reds and yellows … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Hot Rod Todd

Some of my earliest memories include my mother reading to me from a book of stories that included fairy tales and Greek myths. I can still remember frequently requesting that she reread the same story of Persephone being trapped in … Continue reading

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From Badger to Promise

Sometimes it’s funny how things work out. I had the absolute best part time job during college: playing with babies at Golden Opportunities Farm, a quarter horse breeding stable 30 minutes from my college campus. My duties included getting baby … Continue reading

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Pull!

If you read along last time, you’ll remember that Ian now has his furry companion, Balto. We’ve heard repeatedly since Balto’s “gotcha day” that huskies are working dogs and don’t make good pets. Huskies need a job; without one they’ll dig … Continue reading

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Balto

It all started December 25, 2017 when Grandpoppa said “Let’s go to Alaska.” If we hadn’t gone to Alaska, Ian would have never know what he was missing. But we did go to Alaska, and while there, he discovered that … Continue reading

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Nerf War for the Big Six Year Old

Ian couldn’t quite make up his mind for his birthday party’s entertainment this year. At one point he wanted to have another laser tag party, but then a week later he asked to have his party at the Children’s Museum … Continue reading

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