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My Hiking Boots

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Finding the right hiking boots has been a bit of a drama. Last year, I developed an issue with my foot that was diagnosed as a Morton’s neuroma in my right foot. It was very painful and I limped with every shoe I put on. After consulting with a doctor I switched out almost all my shoes. Bye-bye Birkenstocks. Bye-bye Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot. I had to start over from scratch. And because of this I had a $130 pair of boots I couldn’t wear anymore. Thank God…read more

The Adventures of Coco and the Danger Noodle

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Today, my friends and I decided to go on a hike. I was somewhat worried… because it would be Coco’s first hiking expedition. We met up around 4pm at Rockledge Park in Grapevine, Texas. It was a truly glorious day. The wind was high and the sky was bright blue. It was really spectacular. The park borders Grapevine Lake and happens to be 10 min away from where I live. Once my friends got there we started out. The trail has been eroded due to the amount of flooding we have…read more

Ultimate Veggie Grill

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The next morning I woke up to music blaring and kids dragging their electric cars in the road. I went to bed in a forest and woke up in a city. The site I picked was in a congestion of different sites… and it being Easter Weekend… the entire city of Dallas showed up. Oh Joy. After making breakfast and sitting around trying to relax I got up and left my camp site. As I left, I called the front office to report the site that was blaring music from…read more

What Shoes to Buy

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For the last 8 years I have been wearing Columbia Hiking Shoes, which retails for roughly $90. Its a good shoe the only problem I found with it was that the collar on the back that rests along my heel was easily crushed. This happened from normal use which results in blisters. It was such a nuisance. I went hiking a few weeks ago and had to hike the last mile in my socks. Thank goodness it was muddy so that my feet had cushion. I decided that I wouldn’t…read more

Day Hike and Cookout

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After these last two weeks of weekend adventuring a few friends said they wanted to join me for an excursion. I thought it best to do a park close by and so I picked Rockledge Park at Grapevine Lake. It was great cooking and being around all my friends. There isn’t much to say because I like keeping special moments like this in my heart. It was a magical day. This was also the first time I wore my new Merrel Moab Hiking Boots. They worked a treat. I will…read more

YOLO

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This morning my friends Sahara and Youssef are set to join me. I am super excited. They are bringing breakfast! For the last 5-6 months I have been vegetarian*. The reason I put an asterix next to the words is because I don’t buy meat, but if someone offers I will eat it. This is a long story and one I will save for another post… but just know that I had steak for the first time in months and it was GLORIOUS.  They brought steak, eggs, and potatoes. And…read more

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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Woke up before dawn and packed up my car. Next time… pack car the night before. No fun to do it right in the morning. Waze says it will take 5 hours and 30 min. Started with less than half a tank. I reset the odometer and off we go. ———- 3 hours later———– Stopped for gas at a place called the Pecan Shed. I think it had a legit breakfast burrito. Super spicy salsa and a great size for the price. The place was filled with typical Texas brickabrack. Cute….read more

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