Michigan – Family Trip 2020

Alt Title: It could have been worse. Dear reader. This trip was taken during the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. We as a family wore face masks in all public places. Avoided crowds as much as possible. We’re home now and spending time in self isolation. We plan to get tested. Stay safe. Wear a face mask….

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Memorial Day Weekend Recap

In the year of 2020, Covid is still hanging around, so this Memorial Day Weekend it was a lot of working on the house, cooking at home, and doing things as a family. Sarah and I put in a second raised garden bed. In this garden bed we have green beans, green peppers, and okra….

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Costa Rica: Part 3 – Sloths!

If you know Sarah at all, you’ll know that she has a slight obsession with sloths. She calls them her spirit animal. Fact: Sloths have a nasty bite. We were just 30 minutes from a Sloth Sanctuary. Of course we had to go. The purpose of the sloth sanctuary is to rehabilitate injured or abandoned…

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Costa Rica: Part 2 – Grayson

Although you may have to deal with “I am hungry”, “Are we there yet?”, “Can we go?” “When are we going to be there?”, travelling with a kid is kind of fun. Grayson has plugged into several YouTubers and he is adapted their style. Here are his Grayson2HD videos.

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Costa Rica – Part 1: Cahuita

We went to Costa Rica over a month and half ago and I am now just getting to go through pictures. Even though Facebook and Instagram make it even easier to post to the net, it’s nice to do this the long form and put some context around the pictures and videos. Instead of trying…

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N + 1 – Specialized Sirrus

N + 1 = Number of bikes you need in your life. Where N is the current number. This is my Specialized Sirrus. It’s the grocery-getter. The pull the kid down the street bike. The hang out with the family on the bike trail bike. The bike down to the park bike. Strava says I…

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Half Marathon Report

@mrsshoo and I went away to St. Louis for a weekend. Kid free — we had forgotten what is was like to have an uninterrupted conversation at dinner. First – we took in a ball game. A really good one. The Cardinals took out the Reds 10-4. We were lucky because the next day the Cardinals…

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St. John – The Sites

The Shoo family just got back from the US Virgin Islands. We spent a week with my in-laws, and my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. And of course Grayson was along for the trip. Lots of photos and video. Be warned: you’ll wish you would have been there too. I am going to try to break…

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Monticello Railroad Days – 2014

I am sucker for trains. My Grandpa Etter raised me on HO gauge set that took up more than a living room. I get a little excited when I see the BSNF coal train on Rt 104 headed to the power plant. I know what a 2-6-0 wheel arrangement looks like. Needless to say, I was…

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