Horseshoe Bend Trip: Day Four

– Durango, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico – Today began with a bit of a disappointment. We were all ready to go run this morning when we realized that the temperature was 14°F outside, and the wind chill made it feel like 5°. Even though we were prepared with plenty of clothes for cold…

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Horseshoe Bend Trip: Day Three

– Page, Arizona to Durango, Colorado – Oh my gosh. Today has been such a busy day that I’m surprised I’ve even managed to find the time to write this tonight. Let me begin by saying my day began at 5:30am, and I am absolutely exhausted. What a day. Like I said, we started early,…

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Horseshoe Bend Trip: Day Two

– Albuquerque, New Mexico to Page, Arizona – Man, it was chilly for our run this morning. Albuquerque has an elevation of somewhere around 5,000 ft, and this is never more apparent than just around dawn in the winter. Luckily, we brought plenty of warm running clothes, so we were all bundled up for our…

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Horseshoe Bend Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico – Whew. Christmas is a lot of work. It’s over now, and so is school. It’s finally time to have some fun. So, where are we going this winter? And are my parents along for the ride? As to where we are going, our ultimate destination is basically…

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Texas Gulf Coast Trip: Part Two

– Day Four: Corpus Christi, Texas to Galveston, Texas – On Monday morning we got up early and went for another run over at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. It was a lovely morning, and we were back at our hotel for showers pretty early. We packed up everything from our hotel room and headed out of…

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Texas Gulf Coast Trip: Part One

– Day One: Denton, Texas to Gonzalez, Texas – It seems like we take a trip to the Texas Gulf Coast at least once a year. Looking back at pictures on our photodatabase, I think we sometimes even make the trip twice. Most of the time, we visit Corpus Christi, which is our favorite coastal locale,…

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Black Mesa Trip: Part Two

In my last post I promised a discussion of the GoPro, so let’s go ahead and get that out of the way. This last month, Mark’s office purchased a new GoPro camera, and it arrived just this past week, so Mark has checked it out to take it for a test run. It mounts to…

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Black Mesa Trip: Part One

Spring Break is here. We usually take a trip around mid-March, and this year was no different. A lot of the time, we drive down to the Texas coast to enjoy the state parks and national seashore (where the spring-breaking college students are not, because it costs money to get in). This year, however, was…

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Smoky Mountains Trip: Day Five

– Nashville, Tennessee to Denton, Texas – My poor baby. Today was a sad day for Ripley. We got up at 6am and went for a run at Nashville’s Shelby Bottoms Greenway. The park is phenomenal. It was a truly great run, and we all had a blast. Well, maybe not Mark, but he made…

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Smoky Mountains Trip: Day Four

– Asheville, North Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee – Today, we visited the highest point in North Carolina, Mt. Mitchell. We’ve been to a few high points before, but it’s never been one of Mark’s favored collections, or at least, not while I’ve been around. Before Ripley and me, he visited a number of high points on…

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