Category Archives: Camping

No PR, but a winner

All of the weeks of running and preparation culminated on Sunday when race day finally arrived. We spent the weekend at the Woodchip Campground in nearby Byron Center. It turned out to be a good fall camping weekend and a … Continue reading

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Our first 5k

A few months ago Brian called me while he was traveling for work and said he bet I couldn’t guess what he did that morning. He was right, I never would have guessed that he went running. On purpose. Over … Continue reading

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Dunes, s’mores and the number 8

I grew up in Indiana sand dunes country, but had never been to the Indiana Dunes State Park as a kid or as an adult. It’s only a 40-minute drive from where I live now, but I learned two years … Continue reading

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Pretty thankful, for an old broad

I guess it has been a while since I have updated! The last month or so has been “interesting” with my body reminding me of the upcoming milestone of 40. Just when I thought I would reverse the lazy, inactive … Continue reading

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Scenes from Wisconsin

This past weekend we made our final camping trip of the season to Pardeeville, Wisc. Well, it’s not the last camping trip of the season, but the last one to Pardeeville. Just like the first Pardeeville trip of the season … Continue reading

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Back in the race

The summer will soon be officially over, which means that fall race I signed up for, a half marathon in Grand Rapids, Mich., is right around the corner. For a variety of reasons, I haven’t done much serious running this … Continue reading

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An RV trip down memory lane

I mentioned in my last post that there was a rain delay during our trip to Potato Creek a few weeks ago. So instead of sitting inside twiddling our thumbs, we drove to Elkhart, the RV capitol of the world, … Continue reading

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Returning to my roots

My family did a lot of camping when I was younger. We started out with a pop-up camper, which was later replaced by a travel trailer after the pop-up got caught in a wind burst and landed upside down in … Continue reading

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Competitive camping

Ever since we found ourselves in Long Key State Park last November, completely by happenstance, we knew we wanted to return. I guess that means we joined an already long list of Long Key fans who become fierce competitors when … Continue reading

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Different, but not bad

Just like the week leading up to vacation, this week following vacation was pretty busy, leaving little time for blogging. But it’s finally Saturday and I have time to catch my breath and reflect on the vacation that wasn’t meant … Continue reading

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