Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Arizona Camping Trip

Camping last week with my brother and 3 out of 4 of his boys. (The infant stayed home with mom) We were in the Haigler Creek area outside of Payson, AZ. Highlights included:

Lunch at McDonalds (not my pick)

Campfires (Owen pictured)




Rope Swinging (Owen)



River Crossing (Isaac in front)


Picnic lunch on the way home (Seth demonstrating his middle-out sandwich eating technique)

Squirrel Chasing / Feeding (Owen)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Dirty Dash 2011

I ran the Dirty Dash for the second year in a row after scoring some free passes. Brought along friends and family to run with me. Tougher course with more obstacles than last time. Close to 4,000 runners competed throughout the day, with some opting for the 5K shortcut. This of course screwed up the results, but my official place was 75th overall. In reality, my time of 48:18 was somewhere in the top 25. This race is more about mud than competition--so on to the photos.

Giant slip & slide towards the finish

Home stretch

Monday, September 26, 2011

Soccer Night

Took Brayden to a Real soccer game recently for our monthly activity. (Thanks for the tickets Chris!)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Garden Tomatoes

I scored a ton of ripe tomatoes from Joey's garden, which meant one thing: homemade salsa. This turned out to be one of my best batches yet--sweeter than usual, due to the cherry tomatoes. Step by step instructions on how to make it can be found here.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Jessy Chick

The last of my photos from Costa Rica. We went to an open mic night at The Lazy Mon for our last night in Puerto Viejo. The talented Jessy Chick was hosting and performing again. We saw her a couple nights ago, and she was fantastic. I plan to purchase some of her music here.

Jessy Chick

Some of the other performers

Aleks from Luxemburg

Hot fire dancer

Fire dancing

Monday, September 05, 2011

Epic Cache-Teton Relay 2011

I went to Costa Rica right after finishing the Epic Cache-Teton Relay, so I never got a chance to post about it. This is a quick recap with a few photos of my teammates. I know there are photos of me out there, but I haven't received them yet.

Our team picture at the finish line. The race was 206 miles long, from Logan, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We came in 11th out of 82 teams, 4th of the "mixed" teams, meaning we had 6 guys and 6 girls.

Van 2 ladies

Not a bitchin' Camaro



Face/Off at the steak house post race.