This may be our last…

Winter 2016-17 Thank you
Closing day at Purgatory

Last weekend, Shannon and I took a day off of house repair and travel prep to ski closing day at Purgatory. It was just about as perfect a spring skiing day can be. It was sunny and warm, and still a some good spring snow. After a few runs, we both realized that this may be our last ski day for at least a few years. This marked what may have been our first of many “lasts” that we will be having over the coming weeks. That realization made the ski day much more meaningful. Instead of just lapping the runs and thinking of when to take a beer break, we slowed down and just took in what we may have taken for granted over the last 18 years in Durango.

On Tuesday we headed to our regular Super Teds Super Trivia, hosted at the Ska Brewing world Headquarters. We had known for weeks that the Ska trivia season was over, but it finally struck us that this would be our last one as we will be gone by the time the next season starts. We again took that little bit extra to try and remember the wins, the losses, the MANY nights winning the “mediocre” award, and above all, the regular gathering of Los Jefes to drink, have fun, and sometimes answer the questions correctly.

Change is inevitable, instead of holding on the the past, and what has been comfortable, it is time to fully embrace the coming change. These last few weeks have shown me that I need to look closely at all the things that I have, that I do, and that I think, and decide weather or not that thing is helping me toward the next goal, or if it is just something that I do, or have taken for granted for so many years.

While there are many more lasts to come over the coming weeks. It is not the end of anything, but the beginning. The beginning of our next adventure.

The Mountain Fortress City of Namhansanseong

Shannon and I had a free day as the rest of the family was rather tired of walking everywhere and Heather *gasp* had to work. We decided to take advantage and explore something not on our normal list.

We had discovered the fortress during our research of things to do while in Korea two years ago, but we never made it. Turns out it was a TON of walking, but some of the more beautiful old buildings we had seen. We walked for hours around the South wall and city fortress buildings. It was especially nice to see the clear(ish) sky being slightly above the ever-present smog around Seoul.

Namhansansseong Fortress

Gangnam 360° Style

Lots of what we did in Korea involved just wandering around and seeing where things would take us. Our afternoon wandering around Gangnam was a perfect example of that. Our mission of the morning was to go to the Samsung Building and buy this 360° camera (cant seem to get them in the US yet, and it was a LOT cheaper there). With that mission obviously successful, we had a few hours to wait for the rest of the family so we did some wondering. I really think this camera captures quite a bit of the experience. There’s always a lot going on in every direction there in Seoul.


I have been slowly organizing the many hours of footage we captured over our 3 week adventure to Korea and Thailand. I think we have enough footage to put out 5-6 decent length videos, and probably about 6-8 shorter 360 videos. I hope to create a video a week, but I cant promise anything at this point.

So, with that in mind, here’s the Prologue chapter of the trip. Its not much, just our travel to Korea all thrown together, but it will do.

Ko Hong 360 Video

We have made it back home, and have started to decompress from the trip.

I have completed what is to be the first of MANY 360 Videos from the trip.  Its a tour around Ko Hong, an island in Phang Nga bay Thailand. This was our first night on the sailboat, and our guide took us on a diny through a cave to the interior of the island. We had no idea what to expect and were blown away.

And this is just the beginning!