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Off Roading: Stumbled Upon the United Oatman Mine (Arizona)

March 31, 2020 |

Went exploring about ~15 miles from home on the Polaris Rzr to get some fresh air. Blessed that social distancing is easy to practice when you’re outdoors in our area… simply, because there’s lots of land to spread out and there aren’t as many people as you find in the big cities. On this ride, we discovered the United Oatman Mine. In one word – creepy!
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Hiking: Grapevine Canyon in Search of Petroglphys

March 25, 2020 |

We’ve read about the Grapevine Petroglphys and wanted to explore them on this cool, partly sunny day. The drive was only ~40min (~27mi) from home. A few hours to get some fresh air while practicing social distancing… plus, taking our hand sanitizer with us. Read More

Off Roading to the Camaro Trail (Arizona)

March 22, 2020 |

A fun outing with neighbors to Nachyos Bar with a final destination to what we named the Camaro Trail (for the rusty camaro that somehow made it to that spot).
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Saddled Up on the Polaris for a Duel

December 29, 2019 |

What did Santa give Bill for Christmas this year? Answer: a Dueling Tree – steel targets made for two in head-to-head competition or simply to practice speed and accuracy. Its best feature – the 6 target paddles reset by gravity.

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The Best Roller Coasters are Found in the Desert

December 16, 2019 |

It was a chilly, windy day for a Polaris 4×4 Off-Roading ride but our neighbors were up to it so off we went to find a few hills to practice our driving skills on. Hills turned into what I call rollercoasters here in the Arizona desert. Safety in numbers as we were shown how it’s done and we simply mimicked our way into success and a new found confidence. Read More

Slot Canyons, Caves and Hot Springs (Arizona and Nevada Borders)

July 20, 2019 |

Had an impressive 2-day, back-to-back jet ski adventure with The Armstrongs exploring parts of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy the outdoors in our desert summer heat waves which exceeded 100°F. But wearing / bringing sun protection, having ice cold drinks in a cooler and taking an occasional dip in the water helped keep our cool. Not a sunburn or feeling of heat stroke. Enjoy a glimpse of the area we visited with the videos I’ve put together. Read More

2019 Family Reunion (Las Vegas, NV)

July 6, 2019 |

About 60+ family members in attendance for this year’s reunion in Las Vegas. It took place at Lakeside Weddings and Event Space. Here are a few highlights.
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Jet skiing Lake Mohave (Arizona & Nevada)

July 2, 2019 |

How do we enjoy the outdoors with the high of 104°F here? We are up & at em at 5:30am. Get to Lake Mohave by 7:00am. Although, in hindsight, sunrise’s at 5:23am so, that would be the optimal time to arrive at the lake in order to beat: (1) any weekday crowd, if any (2) the heat (3) the winds. Read More