On August 20th 1910 a firestorm ripped through Idaho and Montana leaving a path of 3 million acres decimated. Historians would later refer to this fire as “The Big Burn”, “The Great Fire of 1910” and “The Big Blowup”. The forest still wears its scars to this day and the … Continue reading
I am always a fan of when a brewery embraces their heritage. Wallace Brewing is located in Wallace Idaho, a town known for mining. The logo of Wallace Brewing is a miner’s helmet and two pick axes. But this is not where the mining references stop. Majority of the beer … Continue reading
My first trip of the year is planned and booked. This trip is unique in the fact that I have never planned a trip so close to my departure time. This trip was part of another trip I was going to take in the Fall of 2014 but got canceled … Continue reading
I am always looking for a reason to visit Montana. It’s beautiful scenery, fast speed limits and well let’s be honest… the beer! My friend Jen, Boomer and I headed over to Helena in the morning last summer. It was a bit of a drive but we did not mind … Continue reading
Every time I stop at the Kootenai Falls and Swinging Bridge my inner child comes out. Mostly because of the bridge, because who doesn’t like walking on a swinging bridge and purposely bouncing on it to make it swing… well I can tell you who doesn’t like it BOOMER!
Glacier National Park is the crown jewel of Montana… hell it’s the crown jewel of pretty much the entire Northwest. I spend a lot of time traveling around the Northwest and have yet to find somewhere more stunning. I mean look at that. Right??? Places shouldn’t be allowed to be … Continue reading
One of the benefits to living where Boomer and I do is that short distances provide excellent adventures. With my job change I no longer have a lot of vacation time so traveling long distances frequently is pretty much out of the question for the time being. Add on that … Continue reading
With this being the last post of the 2014 year I wanted to recap my travels of the year. Honestly I had a great year for traveling despite loosing my job in April. I have a new job, but the pay and vacation time will be difficult to keep me … Continue reading
I typically plan my trips a year in advance. In this case I had been planning my trip to Oregon for more than a year. I had dreamed of a vacation traipsing through breweries, sand dunes and plotting for a new place to live, targeting Bend Oregon, a town referred … Continue reading
Have you ever come up with a plan to solve a problem and only after you have partially implemented the plan you think to yourself what the hell was I thinking?