An open letter to my friends in Texas

Dear all my friends in Texas, I was hoping my birthday would fly under the radar. When the scoop of birthday ice-cream came out after dinner last Friday night I was very appreciative. At dinner on Saturday night when y’all arrived wearing “bart-themed” t-shirts, I felt humbled that everyone would go to the effort. I was not expecting...

Meeting the locals in Arkansas

Jackfork MTB trail While staying in Little Rock, Arkansas for one night only, I decided to see if I could find a trail to ride close by in the afternoon. I found Jackfork MTB trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and headed out for a pedal. While I applaud the effort of the local riders to design and build this trail — it’s ~7...

Baltimore Orioles baseball park

When we visited Baltimore, Maryland, we took the history tour of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and we’re glad we did. The history, anecdotes, and traditions of such an old baseball park we fascinating despite Kelly and I not being big (or little even) fans of the sport. If you’re into trivia, history, or tales of weird...