The wind to their backs and the smiles on their faces – Their laughter tells the story.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Walking the trail at the Waterloo River Basin. Ice encrusted trees as the temperatures drop. 10 degrees of crystallized perfection.
That time of year. Indoor training in full swing. Laura putting in the hours on the bike trainer.
Just stepped off of the homemade paddle simulator. Scout takes another lap around the dining room table. Everyone getting some exercise in.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Enjoy the day! - The Capt'n
You gotta check out her 4000 mile journey by pack raft, foot and ski. Any time someone pushes off from shore in a rubber raft ( in the Alaskan winter mind you )and employs themselves running a small business making jewelry by melting glass with a giant magnifying lens: Sundrop Jewelry. I'm all in...
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
What the heck was I thinking - The Capt'n
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Scout always ready to play took off on us for about 20 minutes chasing who knows what. We worked our way back along the trail and he finally caught up with us. The ole what you guys do'n, ain't this great look on his face.
Lots of great trails to take advantage of. Not too many people use this area. Most head to Lapham Peak with all the other gear and garb posers.
Scout never tires on the trail. A rare moment as he is actually sitting still for a moment.
We saw another guy (Mark) out there with his black labs - Scout and Glarus. The dogs had a ball chasing each other around. Perfect day for a hike.
Scout loves his sticks. When we first got Scout from the Dane County Shelter, he had no play skills. Not sure what the first 6 months of his life was like, but he is on easy street now.
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.- Christopher Morley
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Most of these dream trips are postponed until retirement as the typical two week American vacation does not offer enough time to get it all in. But this is worth investigating, even if it is done in part.
Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, located between Red Lake and the Manitoba border, is home to large herds of woodland caribou. As Ontario's 5th largest Provincial Park, it offers over 1,600 kilometers of canoe routes.
You can paddle the fur trade routes of the Hudson Bay and Northwest Companies or explore a chain of unnamed lakes. The abundance of connecting waterways provides the canoeist with the flexibility to plan unlimited and unique canoe routes within the park. You are more likely to see a woodland caribou, a moose or black bear than a human being.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Posted by: Anonymous Location: Watretown It's never a good thing when a thing like this happens yet it happens every year. Grown adults who should know better do things that I would expect from a 5 year old. It's poor judgement.... The river was only frozen sold for a week and had snow cover. The ice was only 2" thick with 2" of snow cover. Is it worth your life to get to a bar. Hats off to every rescue worker from Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Jefferson and other communities who put their life's on the line to rescue or recover these people who continue have poor judgement. Stay off the ice until it's really safe! It's sad but a fact.
Posted by: A Friend Location: Lake Mills This was a tragedy that is all the more tragic because it could have been prevented. Hopefully this horrible accident can raise awareness to the dangers of traveling on the ice, and ultimately save the life of another. May they not have died in vain. The families have our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: D Location: Johnson Creek Much thanks to Lake Mills Fire, Lake Mills EMS, Watertown Fire, Jefferson EMS, Fort Hospital ER and their Paramedic staff, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County Dispatch for all their help on the incident.
Posted by: C Location: Jefferson Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, we know the woman's family and irregardless if it was a bad judgement call to cross the river, lives were lost, and it's a terribly sad situation.
Posted by: Anonymous Location: Fort Atkinson They should know better. That river is never all that safe.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Give peace a chance / Give a piece of cake a chance - Not in our household. Still pushing maximum density and law enforcement has charged me with fabric abuse. Damn!!
Pass the gravy - The Capt'n
Thursday, December 6, 2007
After reading the blogs of KiwiB and SandyB, Not to be left behind in our quests, I was pretty motivated to get my morning workout in. Then I stepped outside with the dog... yeah the themometer posting a minus 9 Fahrenheit.
So my speed plodding was cancelled do to common sense. Scout on the other hand thought it was an outstanding day for a run and proceeded without me... he found this huge stick and wrestled it around in the snow for an hour... he's a freak!!
Boo's posting yesterday... Is this good daddy? If not send me an e-mail is a good read. She is such a hoot!!
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. -Author Unknown
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. - Oscar Wilde