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Author: Josh

Former work-addicted business exec turned full-time vagabond, volunteer, blogger and adventure seeker. Red head. Dork. Adrenaline junkie.
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The Vagabloggers Go Skydiving!

The sun works it way slowly toward the western horizon casting long shadows and a warm glow across the fields and winding road.  Acres of corn and various other crops drift by on either side only to be broken by the occasional farmhouse or weather-worn barn.  While picking and scratching nervously at my new collection of mosquito bites, my eyes shift from the road to the sky where I see the pale moon already showing itself against the still blue sky when suddenly it all sets in... we're going skydiving tomorrow.

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Adventures in Van Dwelling: Truck Stop Misery

It's just past midnight as we pull in to yet another rest stop in Middle-America.  A foggy haze lingers in the air as the parking stalls bask in the street lights' tangerine glow.  Moths thump and swirl around the glowing bulbs and fireflies drift silently and gracefully up from the grass and through the trees, casting their magic upon all those who dare gaze.

The gravel crackles under our tires as the van rolls slowly into it's spot and the engine shuts off.  It's quiet, but only for a moment as our ears adjust and the hum-drum-rumbles of the surrounding 18 wheelers fill the night air.  At first I find myself miffed by their inconsideration of my peaceful roadside moment, but within minutes my level of understanding raises along with the internal temperature of our van.

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June 20, 2011 Posted by Josh in Thoughts

Weeding and Zen in Palisade Colorado

When I was younger, I developed a theory about weeding:  I felt that if you were bad enough to go to hell, the devil and his little helpers would simply make you pull weeds all day every day for the rest of eternity.  Yes, I hated weeding that bad.  Things have changed... but first, a little info about our current locale:
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Urban Hiking: Adventure is just outside your front door

Have you ever sat around wondering what to do for the weekend?  Did you contemplate about taking a trip to this place or that?  Did you know there are adventures to be had right where you live?   Read more