a gathering place for the words, images and momentos of the world of adventures i've adventured, the stories i've wandered through. curriculum bella vita...a resume, of sorts, of the good life.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Old Rag Time

Day hike/scramble to the top of Old Rag, Shenandoah N.P., the mid-Atlantic's most well-known summit. Lots of people do it each spring/summer/fall weekend day. Get there early to beat the crowds, but it's popular for good reason! Beautiful views, easy-to-follow trails, neat rock terrain, fun scrambling, etc. A great way to spend a Columbus Day!

7.4 mile loop, -2,400' elevation gain, 5-6 hour hike

90 minutes Southwest of Washington, D.C.

K. Holtje, rookie adventuress
J. Jewett, under-estimator of amount of water required for hike

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pack It In

FedEx Field is just a metro ride and a stroll from my front door step, so I knew there were no excuses when the Packers came to town to battle the Redskins. Great to cheer alongside Bargey. We both felt unwelcome enough, strangely enough, to move seats.

Less great to lose to first-time fans Gloria and Ken. In overtime. After the last-second game-winning field goal clanked. Ouch.