Draft Show and Town Fair: Nephi, Utah

Finally. We made it to a town fair. It had been way too long since we bumped elbows with the local set. Frankly, North Americans just don't gather as much as their southern neighbors … [Read more...]

What are WE doing in Nephi, Utah?

Well, we targeted Nephi because it's the closest small town (with a grocery store) to Maple Canyon, a beautiful, kid-friendly, rock climbing destination. But when we pulled into town, we almost kept … [Read more...]

My First River Trip! – An Update from Soleil

Guess what! It finally happened! I got to go on my first family river trip! I was so excited!!! THREE WHOLE DAYS DOWN THE DESCHUTES! I had no idea what that meant, but Mama and Daddy, and Pa … [Read more...]

Family and Friends = Home

Towards the end of Sprinter Life, I really fell behind on the daily updates. Quite frankly, I just didn't have time. About three months ago, I started working with Tree at Outdoorplay. So … [Read more...]

Welcome to Nomadly in Love!

Hi friends,  So, finally, it's here: Nomadly in Love is live. Getting to this point took much longer than I'd anticipated, and I actually cried a few times along the way. Apparently web design … [Read more...]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

I'm afraid to know where this post will wind up in the search engines. Probably somewhere between Viagra and gay porn. But, I couldn't help myself. Sometimes kids just say the darndest things...to … [Read more...]

These Are the (Sick) Days

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. — Leonardo da Vinci We just spent a few days parked at the Deschutes … [Read more...]

But How Will Soleil Make Friends?

"But how will Soleil make friends? How will she 'socialize'?" It's not a bad question. Given that we're always on the move, and that Soleil is an only child, I can understand why people worry. … [Read more...]

Yosemite: The REAL happiest place on Earth

Being in Yosemite brought back memories of the two weeks we spent in Cochamo, Chile a little over a year ago. Both valleys boast enormous granite rock walls, outstanding climbing, ancient forests, … [Read more...]

Bishop, California: My Favorite Future Ghost Town

Bishop is the kind of town where every shop is named after the person who owns it. Rusty's Saloon. Schatt's Bakery. Brock's Fly-fishing specialists. I love small towns, especially old ones with … [Read more...]

A View from the Heart of the Bounder

When we started this crazy trip that evolved into a lifestyle, we auspiciously gave away pretty much everything that wouldn't fit in the van, including my large and beloved book collection.  As I … [Read more...]

Las Vegas 2.0

Las Vegas has marked many milestones in both Tree's and my life. I lost my virginity here when I was 16. Woohoo! Just kidding, it was actually very anti-climatic. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself … [Read more...]

Breaking Bounder!

I don't know if Soleil ever felt tired of living out of a suitcase, but Tree and I definitely did. Not being able to find what we were looking for, losing one baby sock everywhere we went, and the … [Read more...]

100 Days in the Wild

We've  decided to make a modest goal for 2015: this  year we will spend a minimum of 100 days in the wild as a family.  If Tree or I go climbing alone and Soleil's not with us, the day doesn't count. … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Life in Argentina

Our last month in Buenos Aires was bittersweet. As I wandered the streets of San Telmo, with one eye looking outward taking in the architecture and street art, and the other eye trained … [Read more...]