Life Is An Adventure Never Stop Exploring
If you’re curious and observant, there is beauty and wonder all around us … often even right under our noses; or at the very least, just over the next hill.
How We Met
Hi, I’m Todd
In the fall of 2015 I was lucky enough to meet my best friend Kelly. I was working at Fort Huachuaca in Sierra Vista Arizona at the time. We quickly discovered that among the many things we had in common was a love of hiking and photography. Over the next year we walked miles of trails, explored a few caves and even ascended a mountain peak or two.
Unfortunately, I took a job in a different State and had to leave Arizona in January of 2017. Kelly and I kept in touch and continued on with our individual adventures. But we have often talked about hiking up a few more mountains together again too.
The primary purpose of starting this blog will be to document and share those future joint adventures. In the meantime though, be on the lookout for posts about places we may visit on our own … Kelly mainly in Arizona, and me mostly in south-central Texas.
I’m Kelly. I grew up an adopted Iowa farm girl, then moved to Arizona in 2012. I was lucky enough to meet my birth parents at the age of 25, and we now share a great relationship. I have five children and two grandkids who I love with all my heart. During the school year I also get to shape young minds at my favorite elementary school.
I love the mountains, and want to see the view from the top of every peak.
I have a book called Weird Arizona., the travel guide to Arizona’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Anytime I’m within driving distance of one of the locations I have to stop to see it in person. One day I will have an annotation of my visit to every single one of those sites that still exists.
I hope to spend the rest of my days exploring wierd and interesting places not just in Arizona, but all around the world. Curiosity keeps us young, and love keeps us alive.
I’m Todd, a busy father of seven and grandfather to six. I served 24 years in the Air Force, before retiring and taking a job as a DoD civilian weather forecaster. I currently live in Copperas Cove, TX and work at Randolph AFB in San Antonio.
In addition to hiking and photography, when I’m not spending time with my kids, I like to read, exercise and play poker. Due to maintaining two households in different cities, I’ve averaged about 30K miles a year in my car; so I suppose it’s also fair to say that I enjoy podcasts and audiobooks.
I can retire for a second time in less than 10 years, at which point my goal is to own an electric camper van or a boat (heck maybe both) and just travel around from adventure to adventure … ideally as often as possible with the person who taught me how awesome and exciting life can be if you just strive to look around the corner or over that next hill
In addition to seeing our pictures and hearing our stories, you’re likely to learn about some pretty cool places to visit. We will do our best to share locations and directions for all of our hikes.
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