The in between times

As July leans towards August, I can't help but wonder how we've arrived well past the mid-point of the year! I suppose that my attitude has tinged towards the negative as injuries, surgeries and rehab have shaped so many months. However, I shouldn't bitch and moan all THAT much, as I've looked forward to different … Continue reading The in between times

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Hiking highlights

As we are full-on skiing (!!!) and haven't hit the hiking trails for some time, it seems like a timely moment to summarize the hiking season in Zermatt.  First of all, we lucked out weather-wise with a serious lack of rain.  This, obviously, benefitted us, but is concerning long-term for a place that depends on … Continue reading Hiking highlights

Retour des Alpages – A brief weekend in Annecy

We've officially crossed that half-way point, and I'm finally getting around to jotting a few ideas here and there about the experience thus far.  I'll return to the Swiss adventures, of which there are many, but, for now, a quick recap of our quick weekend away.  It's funny because Zermatt is so beautiful, and you'd … Continue reading Retour des Alpages – A brief weekend in Annecy

A return to the mountains

This has been a long time coming, talking about how unhappy I was for the past two years.  Last fall, I decided that teaching middle school was just NOT the right fit, so I made the decision in November (if not before) that I'd end the year but not return.  It was a weird situation … Continue reading A return to the mountains

Road tripping: Whistler and Squamish

At times I feel spectacularly boring or predictable when it comes to life and the patterns that seem to define my experiences or to which I revert.  Case in point, back in 2014, when I undertook the first full ironman journey, I wanted the trip part to be about more than just the race.  And … Continue reading Road tripping: Whistler and Squamish