I haven’t been posting much lately because there hasn’t been much excitement to post about. With foul, snowy weather affecting the whole country, I’m sure many can sympathize with the reasons why. However, when the world is covered with a thick blanket of snow, life does go on. It is with this determination that I give you a peak at some things the kids and I do to keep ourselves sane.
On a cold, sunny Saturday, I drag the kids to introduce them to some real shooting sports. No more traveling into the woods, worrying about location, setting up hap-hazard targets. Now, I have access to a range.
This year, Santa had an emphasis on outdoor skills and preparedness. In each of our stockings, we found a water filtering straw, emergency blanket, and ferrocerium (flint) rod. My son and I also got knives. Surprised at their eagerness, I gave in, and we decided to venture into the woods, braving the cold snow & wind, to learn & try some new things.
My daughter had a birthday coming up, and I gave her a choice. Would she rather have an adventure, or the traditional presents & cake? She chose an adventure (of course) which is the whole purpose of this post. What she wanted (more than anything) was to visit a zoo & so we did!
It was time (for many financial reasons) for me to get an economical car. My truck has served me faithfully for 3 years now, and I needed something with decent mileage for a reasonable price. However, this begs many questions:
New vs Used? Economy vs Cost? Form vs Function? I set out over the last couple months to figure these out (for me) before making a decision… What follows is an in-depth summary of all my inner toils. (Compiled some time ago…)
As I’m sitting down to write this post, I’m reflecting on the day. Once again, I found some neat event nearby and ditched all the things I could/should do in favor of an adventure with my son. After all, we’re only young once, and I have him less than 30% of the time, right! This weekend’s escape was to the city of La Grande, Oregon for the Celtic Festival, an official event for the Scottish Highland Games…
It was a long, 3-day weekend, and I was determined to make the most of it. I think I made too much of it, but that’s what life is all about, right?