Adventures

Over the years, I’ve been blessed with numerous opportunities to step out of my comfort zone for what, to most, might seem like an insane adventure. Often having made such a commitment, I’ve cursed my temporary madness … but in retrospect, the only regrets I have are the times I allowed sanity to prevail.

  • A Mountaintop Experience

    A Mountaintop Experience
    Shortly after high school graduation, our son Jeff and a close friend proposed to their fathers an adventure. The four of us would have a father-son bonding experience leaving the modern world behind and following the path of the voyagers through what is now Quetico Provincial Park in Canada. Always ready for an adventure, I ...
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  • Am I lucky?

    Yes.  End of story? No. Last year the Intruder motorhome I bought kind of fell apart and earned the name In-Turd-er. Bad luck. Right? Not really. Over the next eight months, it was transformed into GrandpaLyle’s Ark. And I love the Ark. While the In-Turd-er was sidelined, I was fortunate enough to join a Solid Rock Carpenters trip to Guatemala where we ...
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  • OSH – World’s busiest airport

    OSH – World's busiest airport
    Originally published February 11, 2015 While tooling down the road in GrandpaLyle’s Ark, I thought of Bill Reyer, a dear friend who lives in New York, and how much I thought he would enjoy being on the road like I was. It wasn’t long after that that we talked and I shared these thoughts with him. We ...
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  • OSH-2 – World’s busiest airport

    OSH-2 – World's busiest airport
    Originally posted May 6, 2016 More than a year ago I posted part one of this story with the promise of “more to come.” But I never finished. Just a week ago Bill, my partner in the adventure, shared his version. He tells it better than I ever could. Thanks, Bill. Not only for the story, ...
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