After Worlds! A whirlwind trip around California in 9 days

It all began in Chicago, in more ways than one. That’s my Great-Grandfather Ned Merriam’s HOF plaque, a 2011 inductee to the University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame! After Chicago, we had a planned five hour lay-over in Austin, TX. No, it was no accident, it was to visit my sister! After a quick stop-overContinue reading “After Worlds! A whirlwind trip around California in 9 days”

The most dangerous hike in Spain (well, it used to be at least)

It’s called El Caminito del Rey, which I guess would be the king’s little road. The made us wear helmets and gave us a radio to listen to the guide. We didn’t necessarily want a guide, but you have to buy tickets in advance. We got ours the week before and all that was leftContinue reading “The most dangerous hike in Spain (well, it used to be at least)”