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Jamie Lakin

Our August Detour to Texas

Cancer’s a Bitch There we were, chillin’ in Oregon when we received news that during mom’s routine colonoscopy, they had located a large mass and needed to perform emergency surgery the next day.  While my heart told me to race to the nearest airport, my mind told me to stop spinning and breathe. After all, I have an amazing stepdad…

Whistler, dirt time required

The drive into Whistler was tough. With 13% grades over two hours, it was an exhausting drive and I’m thankful Derek was handling the tough terrain. The road winds alongside the turquoise river for most of the way with no service. Once again, all is quiet in the woods….until our brakes overheated and started smoking. WTF can happen next? While…

Solitude in Glacier NP Canada

Most often, we have no idea where we will end up and I love this lack of planning. It’s a thrill and yet the most stressful part of this experience…especially when you add work commitments into the equation. It causes discomfort but it also allows you to explore and see where the day takes you. The trip between Banff &…

Beeline for Banff

From Idaho, we entered Canada and made a beeline for Banff. While it could have been a shit show of tourists, every inch of Banff was impressive. We tried our best to avoid the crowds, which can be impossible in July. Most tell you to visit popular sites early in the morning. However, with the sun not setting until 10-10:30PM,…