The Mountains are Calling

What to do Instead of Yosemite National Park

Each year thousands of annoying tourists clog the roads, the trails and the campgrounds of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is such an awe-inspiring gorgeous place but the tourists and snow pigs just pack it like ants, throwing their trash out the windows of their mini vans and clogging up the beauty of this rugged landscape.  …

How to have a Good Time in a Small Town

It was after dinner and I was working on masking the left side of the house, part of my week long painting project. We were getting ready to watch one of our T.V. shows and honestly go to bed soon after a depressing day of horse racing where we watched the best horse in the …

The Hungry Mountaineer; Injured AGAIN!!

After living through a hellish year of being chained to our front porch with horrendous back pain any little step backwards is more like a summer sault. I just lived through almost an entire week of back pain that once again had me bored on the front porch for days and days and days. Nearly …

 The Day the Hungry Mountaineer decided to become Vegan.

This week I decided to be a vegan. That decision lasted about four days than I was baking liver for my cats food (and also snacking on chicken liver) and then I remembered, damn it! I’m a vegan! (This week)  I suck at being vegan. Vegans don’t eat organs. I’ve had the most riduclous stomach problems …

Walking Around in a Winter Wonderland; Chihuahuas in Sweaters Edition 

When I find myself constantly weaving my way around a chihuahua in a sweater leashed to a cart in Stater Brothers and keep getting glared at by the tiny purse dogs owner every time her dog tries to dart in front of my shopping cart that’s when I know grocery shopping the morning before thanksgiving …