Admiralty Inlet Preserve Trails

Kirk and I took the boys up to Whidbey Island for a short weekend. We stayed at the historical Fort Casey Inn, which was the officer housing for Fort Casey. It was built prior to World War 1. We chose the Doctor’s House, which…

New Recipe: Salsa and Chicken Rice

This recipe came out of a couple of items I had picked up from Backpacker’s Pantry and were hanging out in the hiking pantry. Salsa with optional jalapeno flakes and natural cooked freeze dried chicken. I found the salsa to be actually spicy enough…

What Our Boys Carry In Their Backpacks

In late 2014 I wrote a post on what our toddler & preschooler carried in their backpacks. Two years later, with now a preschooler and a school age child, their gear list has changed. It’s grownup a bit, and they can carry more now….