Did I Do That?

We should be in the Yukon right now, winding our way back towards Alaska in preparation for Fairbanks’ Midnight Sun Run in a week or so. Obviously, that isn’t happening for us this year. Maybe next year, but who knows, right?

It’s probably just as well. My running was pretty sporadic…

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

I wanna know, how did people live in Texas before air conditioning was invented? We’ve been in the triple digits for a while now with heat warnings every day this week and it’s just miserable outside. Whew!

Nobody wants to cook, nor do we want to eat heavy, hot meals in this weather. Gotta have…

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RV Fit Yet?

If you’re like us, life in lockdown has really been a disruption. Since we’ve been avoiding unnecessary travel and even outings during the pandemic, our activity levels have definitely taken a hit. Boredom, easy access to comfort/junk food, canceled running events (thus, lack of motivation),

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Adding Adventure to Our Adventures

When Sandy and I began discussing plans for our Alaska trip next summer, one of the things we really wanted to do was cross the Arctic Circle and make it all the way to the Arctic Ocean. Since we were not able to make this trip during our first Alaska/Canada adventure in 2016, it ranked high on our priority

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Coleto Creek Park

Our Rating:
4/5

We’ve developed a biennial tradition of camping with our Crazy Train buddies at Coleto Creek Park for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Since this was our first actual camping trip that since the COVID-19 issues sidelined us in March, we got

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Roasted Ratatouille

One of the good things about #stayinghome is that we’ve got a little garden going in our front yard. Our Japanese eggplants and our tomatoes have been VERY productive so far! ⁠

My current eggplant obsession is this Roasted Ratatouille. It’s so easy that I keep making it again and again, …

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New Horizons (aka The Origins of dtw.life)

Many of you have followed my story at fatmanontherun.com and you may have noticed I have been AWOL for a few months on the blog. Nothing wrong here, I’ve just been thinking a lot about where that blog was headed and what expectations were for the future. I kinda feel like the transformation story 

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