Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 21

Angels Landing Hike: A Sudden Case of Vertigo

We survived

Angels Landing is a great hike and for the very adventurous and just about anybody in average physical shape can make this hike.  Well, at least 90% percent of it.  The final leg of it is for the mentally tough and those who are not afraid of heights.  The final part is very steep with drops off that …

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Oct 20

The Mist Trail: Vernal and Nevada Falls Beautiful

Nevada Falls View

The Mist Trail is probably the signature hike in Yosemite National Park.  Well, either this or Half Dome, but the nice thing about this is you do not neede a permit to take this hike to the top.  It pretty much has it all- great views, waterfalls, and many destinations.  Since there is so much to …

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Oct 19

Wildlife Photography: Number 23 Yellow Bellied Marmot

23 Marmot at Observation Point

 One of my favorite places to visit is Yellowstone National Park. I have been there 3 times in my life and cannot wait to go again. I just wish I would have known back then that I wanted to become a blogger so that I could have written down all the wonderful things I have …

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Oct 18

Number 195: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail number 195 on our top 200 movie list.  The movie is directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones who also star alongside Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and Eric Idle.  Monty Python and the Holy Grail is rated PG. Karen’s Review I was a little apprehensive going into this movie.  …

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Oct 17

Pumpkin Carving: Jayhawk-O-Lantern

Jayhawk Pumpkin

Karen and I are trying every year to have special holiday traditions.  Of course now that it is getting closer to Halloween we would like to share one of favorite Halloween traditions, pumpkin carving.  It has been something that has become meaningful to us and something fun that we get to do together.It all started one …

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Oct 16

Delicate Arch Trail:

Kenny and Karen at Delicate Arch

The Delicate Arch Trail is the quintessential hike in the Arches National Park complex located in Utah.  If you are going to do one hike this is the one to do.  Make sure you take the hike around sunset so you can make best use of the light.  Since it is the hike that most …

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Oct 15

Mariposa Grove: Looking Up to the Giants

Looking Up

The Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park is one of the most impressive places Karen and I have ever been to.  It is like looking up at clear night sky and seeing just how small we truly are.  It is a very humbling feeling, and you know what, every now and again feeling a little  bit humble …

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Oct 14

Wildlife Photography Number 24 – Wood Duck

24 Wood Duck 1

Whenever Karen and I go some place we usually take one of our cameras with us just in case.  We mentioned it in one of our photography tips which you can read by clicking here.  The day this photo was taken was when Karen and I were walking at our local lake.  One of our …

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Oct 13

Photography Tip: Use Internal Frames

Mission through window

Photography Tip: Use Internal FramesAnother easy thing that anybody can do when out taking pictures is to incorporate an internal frame into your photo.  An easy way to do this is look through manmade openings either through frame work or windows, and fences are usually pretty easy to find.  By using an internal frame it gives …

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Oct 12

What Makes Our Marriage Work: Make Your Own Traditions


Marriage Tip: Make Your Own Traditions Karen and I, over the last several years, have created some traditions that we have just sort of fallen in to.  I would say our first tradition came about after our first Valentine’s Day together.  We had just been dating for a little over a month, but we both could tell …

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