Traditions…

For the most part I like traditions. And this is one of my favorites. This weekend is my official opening to the camping/racing season. And it happens at the happiest place on earth. No, not that one. This is race weekend on Ocracoke. My tradition is to get the camping gear out of winter storage and head out to the Beachcomber Campground. The campground is situated right near the start and after party location and is a wonderful place to base an island adventure. The…

Here comes summer…

I feel like we turned a corner to the start of summer this weekend. The weather was great, PirateFest happened and the annual call of REI dividends and coupons was answered. While I am not the best in the world at delayed gratification I do like to see how things can evolve some times. Several years ago I started walking/jogging/running to get off the couch and loose some weight. I then decided I had a bunch of AmEx points from countless expense reports so why…