Visiting Crescent City, California: Boomer’s first time to the ocean

Boomer visits the ocean for the first time!

Boomer visits the ocean for the first time!

The next morning I was awoken by the slight nuzzling of a wet nose. Boomer (in his mind) was politely asking for his morning walk. During our drive to Southern Oregon I had noticed Oregon was much different from Idaho. There were many trail heads marked along the roads in Oregon, even near my uncle’s house. Where I live trail heads are rarely marked with the exception of a “no dogs allowed” sign.  So I guess what I am saying is, thank you Oregon for being dog friendly! Continue reading

Deschutes Brewery Tour, Bend Oregon

Deschutes Brewery, Bend Oregon

Deschutes Brewery, Bend Oregon

As we approached Bend I gave the address of the Deschutes Brewery to Samantha, my trusty GPS. Well, normally she’s trusty. Usually, Samantha does well, directing me to where I need to go with little confusion. And after I had just given her a good review to my dad, Samantha did something unexpected, she led us astray. Continue reading

This Brew’s for… well me! My homebrewing adventure

Mondays on the blog I will be posting stories about my beer brewing hobby. It may not be every Monday so the best way to know when I have posted a story about beer brewing is to subscribe to the blog (don’t worry your email is safe and I will not spam you). Just submit your email in the area to the right that says “subscribe to the blog”. If you feel that is too much commitment there are plenty of other following options such as the Paws For Beer’s facebook page, twitter or Google +. Continue reading

California Trip 2013: Day 4 Burbank: Warner Brothers Studio Tour and Conan O’Brien show taping

Warner Brothers Studios

Warner Brothers Studios

The next morning Meg and I headed to Burbank to take a tour of the Warner Brothers Studios. This was my first studio tour and I guess I had expected big things… like maybe we would be graced with Ellen riding by on her bike (because apparently she does that). Continue reading

California Trip 2013: Day 3 Los Angeles: California Science Center – Space Shuttle Endeavor and a Lady Gaga Concert

California Science Center, Los Angeles

California Science Center, Los Angeles

In the morning Meg and I drove up to Los Angeles to the California Science Center. As a fan of the Olympics and NASA I could take care of two of these loves at once. The memorial coliseum nearby the science center housed the 1932 Olympics. Continue reading

California Trip 2013: Day 2 Disneyland, Anaheim California

Disneyland 2013

Disneyland 2013

I thought Disneyland would be an easy task as it was January, although a weekend, I felt that there would not be a lot of people – it is after all the middle of winter. Turns out I was wrong, it was Martin Luther King Jr weekend and it was packed. We waited longer in line to get in to the parking lot and then into the ticket window than we did in any line inside (thankfully!) Continue reading

California Trip 2013: Day 1 The Queen Mary, Long Beach California

The Queen Mary in Long Beach California

The Queen Mary in Long Beach California

I still remember vividly the day my friend, Meg, told me she was quitting her job at the company we both worked for and she was moving to “California”. My response “Northern?”. She said no and my excitement dwindled. None the less I still promised I would visit her and for some reason when I tell someone something I feel the need to do it. Continue reading

Trip Rewind Nebraska: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha Nebraska

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Desert Dome

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Desert Dome

I am not a fan of zoos. I hate seeing animals caged up but the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was highly recommend by my friend Jen and Stacie, the bride of the wedding I had attended. I arrived to the zoo with not much time before I needed to get to the airport. I guess I had spent too much time at the air museum and safari, but me running behind was typical. Continue reading

Trip Rewind Nebraska: Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari, Ashland Nebraska

Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari

Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari

While I was visiting the Strategic Air & Space Museum I had noticed a pamphlet for the Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari. Never one to pass up adding more to an already booked schedule I decided to continue my morning adventure in Ashland by taking in a few “wild” animals before returning to Omaha. Most importantly I got to continue driving my rental car that I was thoroughly enjoying… it had a few more horses under the hood than my non-souped up truck at home. Continue reading