• Explore & Adventure,  Learning

    Up We Go

    “Your plane.” An RV-8 is a sports car of an airplane if there ever was one. And this one was set up for formation aerobatics. At the moment, however, I was in command as my boss was nose deep in the auto pilot computer. Not that I…

  • Explore & Adventure

    Telling Tall Tales

    “A tall tale,” I’m explaining to Skye, “is a tale that is so outsized or exaggerated that it is difficult to believe, and may stretch the truth.” We are discussing Paul Bunyan, who seems to be popular in the area. Of course, she wants an example. “Well,…

  • Explore & Adventure

    Teardrop Across America

    “Do you think he’s getting anything out of this?” I’m sitting next to a lake in Montana. The water is cold, I’m wearing a jacket, but both kids are in swimwear splashing around in the mountain-enclosed water, completely happy. We’re on our way to Glacier National Park,…