Down the Brazos

James/ July 13, 2011/ Family, Father, River, Tubing, Vacation/ 0 comments

My father found out he has prostate cancer about four months ago.  As a result, he wanted to go down the Brazos river with his sons.  He had read the book “Goodbye to a River” and had talked about doing the trip with his dad, but did not get around to it before my granddad died.  So my brother and

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There and back again

James/ July 10, 2011/ Travel, Vacation/ 0 comments

This year my DW was determined to get the girls out of the state.  She had a window of time between summer classes, so she darted off with all the girls and headed out with her destination to make it to SLC, UT to visit her best friend.  As soon as she was down the road a bit, I bought

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Time Off

James/ January 2, 2011/ Family, Travel, Trekking, Vacation/ 0 comments

A few months ago, my boss calls me in and tells me I have quite a bit of vacation left and that it needs to be used before the end of the year or I lose it.  Feeling like Richard Pryor in “Brewster’s Millions”, I start trying to spend a bunch of days.  I took most of them at the

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