Creve Coeur Lake 5K – 8/17/2021

I try to paddle each week in the Creve Coeur Lake 5K. Its a friendly group of paddlers that perform a self-timed 5K race around the lake every Tuesday at 6:30pm  generally May through October. This week, Sonora wanted to come paddle with me. She paddled the previous week, but wanted to be in her … Continue reading “Creve Coeur Lake 5K – 8/17/2021”

153rd Sunset Race 8/12/2021

This month we were super excited to go paddling. Only there was a strong storm forecast to come in right as we start. Just the same, I packed up the boats. Down at the river, I unloaded the boats just in case the storm passed. The canoe in the back is about 120 lbs, so … Continue reading “153rd Sunset Race 8/12/2021”

Summer Vacation – 2021

Vacation is a wonderful time to get away from your normal life. Sometimes its just not working and other times, you get the heck out of your normal surroundings and life a temporary but different life. This year, we had trouble deciding what we were going to do. Initially I wanted to do a trip … Continue reading “Summer Vacation – 2021”

Parents and Hannah come to St. Louis – 7/20/2021

My parents and Hannah came in from Kansas City to visit for the weekend. Like all visits, we spend lots of time in the house talking and catching up on each other’s lives.The came a few days before the weekend so Danelle and I still had to work. On the first evening they arrived, Mom … Continue reading “Parents and Hannah come to St. Louis – 7/20/2021”

Father’s Day – 6/20/2021

When I think of Father’s Day, I like to think of a relaxing day doing whatever nothing I want and the kids leave me alone. Yeah, not very fatherly of me… And the kids wanted to treat me (meaning they said where I go and I pay). Therefore, we started off at a bowling alley. … Continue reading “Father’s Day – 6/20/2021”

Water Double Date – 6/13/2021

We called up our good friends Kelly and Jeff and asked if they wanted to do a paddling double date on the Missouri river. I promised to bring all the supplies and do most of the work if they provided the company. I was quite surprised when they agreed. Of course I needed to make … Continue reading “Water Double Date – 6/13/2021”

Strawberry Syrup – 6/6/2021

We love home made strawberry jelly. We’ve made it before, but its been a few years. We recently went to a strawberry patch to pick them, but we were too late in the season. We purchased what strawberries they had left and brought them home. Then we invited Danelle’s parents over to help us make … Continue reading “Strawberry Syrup – 6/6/2021”