Saturday, July 28, 2018

Golden Meadow

Glad to be on Top

Lake Nambe

Top of the mountain

Selfie Attempt

We got up early and drove up to Ski Santa Fe to hike up the Nambe Lake trail. The parking lot was at about 9,000 feet and the lake was 3.5 miles away and at 11,250 feet. This was a tough hike that everyone was able to manage pretty well. It had some really steep parts and pretty rocky at times. We followed a steam up for about a mile and a half of the hike and came out into a beautiful mountain lake. Coming down was dicey at times but we all felt like we accomplished something when we got down.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Dylan on top

Tough vertical to get up here.

Sam on top

Great views at tent rocks.

Top of the Trail

We got there early and had the place to ourselves.

Tent Rocks

From yesterday's fantastic hike in the Tent Rocks National Monument.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Boy and his phone

Linda and Gil's backyard before dinner.


4 mile trail hike may help Nicole with the upcoming trail Ragnar.


Great hike this morning on a trail starting at about 8900 feet in the Santa Fe national forest. Tree covered and cool with a little stream at the bottom of a 900 foot elevation change. The boys are wearing the shades they bought in Minnesota.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Big Sky

Another great sunset out west.

Out and About

A museum stop to see an exhibit that Linda helped curate and a visit to Loretto Chapel before walking the plaza.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Watching the storm

Dylan watching the storm roll in at Linda and Gil's place. A ton of rain just fell.

Long Day

Got up at 3am to catch our flight, hung out at O'Hare for a few hours then drove up from ABQ to Santa Fe. The flights both arrived early and the drive up was easy. Nicole and I did a quick nearby hike to stretch our legs a bit. I'm going to bed pretty early tonight.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Soggy Saturday

The Fort Hunt Warriors take third in the Virginia state rugby 7's tournament. It rained during all 5 games, at times, torrentially. That's how rugby is done.

Hints of Fall

Found a nice 3 mike wooded hike at the park where Dylan is playing in the state 7's Rugby tournament. They won their first game and I found the first Leif of fall.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trail Running

Seems like trails were meant to be walked on.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Rugby Nights

Tuesday and today were basketball games and rugby practice back to back. Dylan is getting a good workout on these days. His second 7's tournament is Saturday. It was supposed to be in Norfolk but was changed to a park a few miles away. That's a nice break.

Saturday, July 07, 2018


Dylan will have to get used to the short rugby shorts after many years of long basketball shorts.

Boys of Summer

Dylan got his first taste of rugby and play with the Fort Hunt Warriors today. He scored in his first appearance and played well in each game. He looks happy out there.