Ow no…..

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This is the heart of summer so there should be some shenanigans, “Ow no, liver me alone.”  I think I’ve heard my poor liver scream a few times.  These pics are in reverse order so most recently….. the Demolition Derby … Continue reading

Colorado Summer

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At the start of every season I usually have a list of things to tick off, be it lines to ski, road trips or hikes.  This summer is no different and here are some hikes that I’ve already ticked off … Continue reading

Road Trip

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After all these years I finally made it east of the Mississippi!!!! Arriving in DC on a Tuesday night I was super excited about being in the city. At dinner not 2 hours after getting out of the airport I … Continue reading

Last Winter Post

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The photo above looks like a Santa Claus convention – I’m used to it because most of my guests are a touch older than I am but this is getting a bit crazy.  I’ll get to the Santas later. This is the last … Continue reading

Lost Wonder Hut

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I really like where I get to spend my winters, be it in Colorado or Queenstown.  But occasionally I have to get out and go and stay somewhere shitty…. called a Hut Trip. I was invited on this trip probably … Continue reading

Before the Storm

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A bunch of pics that I thought I should post before the guts of the season really begin. First up…..  it was free day at the zoo and there were some yet to be defined species outside the cages.  We had … Continue reading

Now the fun starts

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I’ve been looking forward to this winter…. since the last one ended!!! Last winter had a great late season with Little Spoon and lots of snowmobiling, the winter before was the BIG one with 97 days in a row of guests at the … Continue reading

Summer 2014

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Yesterday I moved back into the Chateau Grindlay and I’m surprised how much I missed the place; the piano, the neighbours, the hottubs. A few highlights for the summer in reverse order: My neighbour Adam didn’t die after his nose … Continue reading

Marls

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When I heard that Marls was coming to Colorado after his Soccer World Cup trip, I couldn’t wait!!! Marls is one of my Terrigal mates who I met through some of the other guys.  Over nearly a decade, Marls and … Continue reading

Out of retirement

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After my Ironman back in 2002, I decided to retire from that kind of rubbish. Then……. one night,  after a scotch or 6, I was giving someone a hard time about crossfit or tuff mudder events and saying how much they … Continue reading

Canadian Doctors

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I think this is the 3rd year Chris and Paul (the Canadian Doctors) have been in town.  The first year they looked after Dave the Sailor and Dave Onions, last year they had Dave Onions to look after and this … Continue reading

20th Winter Begins

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So my 20th winter begins…… Lots of skiing early, lots of groomers but it is snowing outside as I write this and the holidays folks are just about out of town so things should start ramping up.  I’ve had 30 something … Continue reading

Last Summer Post

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The change from spring to winter came pretty quick.  Last Wednesday I went for a mountain bike and this Wednesday is my 6th day on the snow. Last post for summer and it is a bit all over the place…. … Continue reading

Fall Road Trip

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I haven’t posted much this summer; playing golf, hiking and doing school work is not really worth posting. This semester I’m taking a bunch of classes so I don’t have to take any this winter and it has been a … Continue reading

Summer Shenanigans

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Some pics that didn’t have enough for their own post, but worth posting . Black Betty has been treated badly – but it all started with bloody Charlie Moore.  Charlie is a good influence, in a bad way. So when I … Continue reading

7 Passes

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I’ve got a bunch of summer pics to post but I’ll start with last weekends mission down to Crested Butte to hang out with Rob and Nancy. Rob and Nancy are used to hosting (kinda like myself – hahaha) and … Continue reading

Rock Climbing 101

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New semester and it started off pretty well.  College Algebra professor is a hoot and seems like she is on her game and my International Relations lecturer’s chairmanship of the local Democratic Party should make things interesting, she is cute … Continue reading

Little Squaw

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12 months ago I was invited on a trip down to a property that Brielle’s family has owned for generations (I think they stole it from the Indians) – unfortunately, I flew out to NZ the day of the trip.  This post … Continue reading

300 Club

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The M&M’s were my last guests of the winter and I tell you what, they were a hoot!!!!! I thought that the Chateau Grindlay had 300yrs of total age in the house but I found out it was only 292 … Continue reading

Winter Wacko’s

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This winter is taking shape and it has been fantastically hectic. I reckon I could even get a job at air traffic control the way I’ve been able to line up my winter guests, but since I don’t spend enuf time … Continue reading

Not exactly roughing it

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We’ve had some snow and the crew has gone wild.  Thursday we buried ourselves in the Beaver….. The Beaver Creek moto is “Not exactly roughing it” and I think it rings pretty true.  Our day at the Beaver started with … Continue reading

Pre 32

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I needed an excuse to post some pics so I’m doing a pre-Tuesday post.  This weekend, as part of my studies,  I’m spending 2 days ice climbing and I really hope I don’t get an ‘F’.  Here is the grading scale … Continue reading

Winter is here

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Nothing much has been happening up here lately. Skool is over and I passed, just (well if 109% final mark on Macroeconomics for 2nd graders counts as a pass – haha). There has been a little snow about but mostly … Continue reading