I have finally (FINALLY!) read The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. This has been a long time coming. I read The Name of The Wind, the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicle, over a year ago and if I'm being honest with you, I've owned The Wise Man's Fear for most of that time. … Continue reading The Wise Man’s Fear
As I was driving around the Grand Loop in Yellowstone hoping to find a spot to stop and hike a bit it occurred to me that the signage exists for people who have a plan. There is plenty of time to slow down and turn into a spot if you already know which spot you're … Continue reading Smoke on Mount Washburn
One of my favorite parts of camping is that I can wake up with the sun without having set an alarm. This was especially true in Yellowstone as I decided not to put the rain fly on my tent. My tent is a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Sky two person and a lot of what I … Continue reading Hot Damn! Wait, No…It’s A Hot Spring!
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz was one of the books I picked up at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon when I was lucky enough to stop in while in Portland. Thankfully I was exploring Portland on my own so it didn't matter that I spent most of the … Continue reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
When I woke up in the pull out one mile outside of West Yellowstone, I was one of the last vehicles left. Apparently everybody else had very specific campsites they wanted and all got an early start. I was still feeling a bit sorry for myself from the night before and decided to laze around a … Continue reading The Buffalo
Missoula is a city of just over 70,000 people, which is pretty small. So when several people told me Friday night that I had to go check out the farmer's markets on Saturday morning I said, "Wait, markets? There's more than one?" There are three...Missoula has three farmers markets on Saturday mornings. I love a … Continue reading Leaving Missoula and Entering Yellowstone
I found Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor while wandering around Wicker Park in Chicago with some friends. We all needed a little break and decided to pop into a little cafe which turned out to be a cafe/bookstore. What I'm saying in that this was the shop of my dreams. Something about the coffee book … Continue reading Akata Witch