Landing in Alton – 10/25/2020

We have been considering purchasing land or a house in northern St. Louis area to move when the kids are out of high school. We have seen lots of places at varying price ranges, but none of them said “buy me”! That is until we came across a few acres in Alton, IL. This is … Continue reading “Landing in Alton – 10/25/2020”

11th Annual Race To The Dome – 10/10/2020

Race To The Dome is a paddle race on the Missouri river and a fundraiser for Missouri River Relief. There is a long and short version of the race. This year was my second time participating and paddling the short 16 mile course. I was on a team with Sonora, Melissa, and Bernie in the … Continue reading “11th Annual Race To The Dome – 10/10/2020”

September – 2020

Another month has moved by quickly. We’re still home more than we want with COVID-19 around. You can tell by the number of cat photos we have this month. Trying to capture Brawndo looking stately. Somehow a sink is the same as a cat bed. Not something I encourage, but I often get overridden. Coatrack’s … Continue reading “September – 2020”

Go Ape – 9/27/2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family was going nuts stuck in the house. I figured the best thing to do was get out and do a family activity. That was going to be zip-lining with Go Ape. Danelle, Corvin, and I had done this once before for Corvin’s birthday. We started off … Continue reading “Go Ape – 9/27/2020”

Mississippi Paddle – 9/7/2020

I wanted to paddle somewhere different. Sonora and Danelle were up for the challenge. I don’t remember who’s idea it was, but it doesn’t  matter. We decided to paddle on the Mississippi river. Starting in a pool just off the river near the damn and working our way upriver just a bit. We didn’t want … Continue reading “Mississippi Paddle – 9/7/2020”

August – 2020

2020 hasn’t been a completely horrible year. Yeah, its not the same as other years, but we’re making due! Sonora is holding her two favorite cats, Brawndo and Coatrack. Jo Jo was able to come over and see Brawndo. Danelle managed both of them on her lap. I got more unicycle and paddling time during … Continue reading “August – 2020”