• Jake's 1st Birthday!

    Jake's Birthday!

    The weather is unusually cold and rainy for this time of October. Typically we'd be enjoying days with temps in the low 50's and the autumn leaf color would be... Read more

    Posted on 20 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • High Water

    High Water

    After several days in a row of gray and rainy skies, it finally cleared yesterday afternoon! Blue skies were visible through dissipating clouds and the sun... Read more

    Posted on 11 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Jake @ the Dog Park

    Jake Park

    Jake had his first trip to the dog park today! I chose Sandy's Bark Park in Rib Mountain since it's only about 4 acres and it's close to home. Read more

    Posted on 07 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Dwindling Daylight

    Dwindling Daylight

    This summer flew by way too fast and I'm more than a little sad about it. There's so much that I wanted to do with Jake that we never had time to do. Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Charlie's 8th Birthday

    Charlie's Birthday

    Crazy to think I've had this girl for almost 8 years. Where does the time go? When I look back at old blog posts, I remember what a pain in the ass she was... Read more

    Posted on 04 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Just a Normal Saturday

    Just Normal Saturday

    Truth: we don't go hiking/kayaking/exploring every weekend. We have a normal life where house chores and projects need to be done, we sometimes have to work at... Read more

    Posted on 30 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Spearhead Point Campgound @ Mondeaux Dam Rec Area

    Spearhead Point Campgound Mondeaux Area

    On an overcast, cool Tuesday in mid-September, we had the rare opportunity of having Spearhead Point Campground all to ourselves. Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Camping With Dogs

    Camping With Dogs

    Sorting through the photos of our camping trip, I can't help but smile and occasionally laugh out loud. The dogs enjoyed themselves so much and it makes me... Read more

    Posted on 22 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Got Wheels?


    A few years ago, my mom tore her meniscus in her knee while out on a walk with her dog Peanut. One minute everything was fine, the next minute she could barely... Read more

    Posted on 14 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Labor Day Fail

    Labor Fail

    Charlie watching squirrels while Jake lounges. I have an unspoken rule about holiday weekends: stay home. I hate crowds. I don't like taking Charlie places wher... Read more

    Posted on 03 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Subtle Signs

    Subtle Signs

    of fall surrounded us on our hike today. Leaves beginning to change color, dropping from trees. While still warm and humid, fall is right around the corner... Read more

    Posted on 27 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Swamp Dogs

    Swamp Dogs

    Last weekend we headed to one of our local favorite hiking/swimming parks. I knew at this time of year that the water would likely be filled with blue-green... Read more

    Posted on 23 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Notes on Jake ~ 10 Months Old

    Notes Jake Months

    It's hard to believe that we've only had Jake for a little over four months. This summer has flown by and Jake has become such a part of the family that it feel... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • An Outdoor Room

    Outdoor Room

    After our long romp at the park on Saturday night, we were all ready for a relaxing Sunday morning. A couple of weeks ago, I stapled galvanized fencing inside... Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Sunset Swim

    Sunset Swim

    The dog days of summer are upon us and some days it's just too hot to do much. I'm careful to make sure the dogs don't over-exert themselves on the warm days an... Read more

    Posted on 12 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Reverence


    Charlie almost got hit by a car yesterday. I was bringing the dogs from the car to the house (while on leash) but had my hands full of other things. Read more

    Posted on 26 July 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Working Vacation

    Working Vacation

    Today kicks off a week-long vacation to work on house projects. We have one big project to get done and a bunch of little ones. In order to get everything... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Play Date

    Play Date

    Mom and I took a road trip down to Madison today to celebrate a friend's birthday who happened to have a new puppy for us to visit! Read more

    Posted on 22 July 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Another Day in Summer Paradise

    Another Summer Paradise

    We started off early this morning on a scenic drive around our area, exploring little-known county parks along the way. Road trip snacks, full cooler, sunscreen... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Hiking With Two Dogs

    Hiking With Dogs

    The cicadas have begun their summer song and it always takes me back to my childhood... I love this sound. It seems to come at the peak of summer; arriving in... Read more

    Posted on 08 July 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK