Hiking on boulders on a hot day

The beginning of our Old Rag hike, a popular trail in the Shenandoah in Virginia. The loop we took was about eight miles long. The temperature climbed into the mid nineties during the hike. 2600 feet of elevation gain. Did I mention it was hot?   A nice clear day. And hot. Old Rag is…

Game Day!

Saturday, June 26 was game day, a day fully planned by Jim. This included the creation of an elaborate system for choosing the games, a system designed below in O’Hare airport after we missed our flight to Richmond from Colorado. Why was a system needed? How else can you decide whether to play the Battlestar…

Old Rag 2010 Hike

On a day when the temperature was predicted to go up to 96 (in the mountains), Jim, Jason, Jason’s dad John, and I decided to hike Old Rag. Go to my Facebook album for the pictures and descriptions.

Heat in Richmond

I returned from Colorado and the non-existent humidity around Fort Collins to Virginia. Richmond is going through one of the hottest early summers in recent history with enough humidity to make a person ask, “did it just rain?” when they step outside. No, it didn’t. It never rains.Even small children say: Get me the #&@*…

The AP World History Reading

Once again, Jim and I left RMNP to serve as essay readers for AP World History. To score the essays, readers consume mass quantities of coffee and take several breaks, at all of which we are served food. As a result, we spend a lot of time in the bathroom. First bathroom story: The bathroom…