Sharing a few tricks of the trade.
As the national baseball teams get back on the field, so too are travel baseball families getting back on the road. Our family spent many years road-tripping to games and tournaments throughout the Rocky Mountain region. There was no question that the time and financial commitment was significant but as we look back, the experiences were priceless. This blog passes a few travel baseball hacks to the next generation.
It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over
While it’s unlikely I’ll be able to write a football missive as entertaining as last season, I just can’t pass on the opportunity to comment about the recent NFL playoff results. Wait, what? All four divisional round games tied in the final seconds with three out of four victories by field goals that ousted Super Bowl favorite QB’s despite their homefield advantage. Many would agree that with a little better clock management, it would have been a 4-way sweep.
Fingertip technology at its finest.
Mr. Fixit got me an Apple Watch for Christmas. What a great gift. His intention was to fuel one of my obsessions. Step tracking. The 10,000 steps-a-day challenge has had my attention for a while now. The problem was that I kept putting down my phone, so I wasn’t getting credit for my steps. We would compare our numbers at the end of the day, and he was always way ahead of me. Lawn mowing and snow blowing will do that for a guy.
Old and new traditions inspire hope.
Mr. Fixit and I recently did something we’ve never done. We took a December vacation. In addition to getting a little break, the primary purpose was to see the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. My love of Christmas ships started nearly three decades ago when I first moved to Seattle and stumbled upon a spirited party in the bay with carolers, bonfires, and dozens of light laden boats of all sizes reflecting in the water as they passed. I was a young adult, and it was magical. Ever since, I’ve sought out various holiday traditions to layer into our family experiences and inspire the hope we all seek this time of year. As Santa says in the Christmas Chronicles, “People need Christmas to remember how good they can be.”
No Bozeman visit is complete without a hike.
Bozeman and the surrounding areas boast many hiking trails of varying difficulty levels. For visitors and residents alike, finding the right trail is important. Too hard and you will be discouraged from your next outing. Too easy and you will finish feeling under-challenged. One of our favorites is Drinking Horse Mountain Trail.
Plant it, grow it, savor it.
Anyone who has enjoyed picking and dining on their own garden produce will agree that there is nothing more appetizing. This blog is the second of a two-part series digging into some gardening learning experiences. Part one focused on the architecture of raised beds and preparing for planting season. Now we will turn our attention to the actual planting and harvesting.