Highland Fling: Two nights in Aviemore, Scotland

M and I recently spent a week in Scotland. Our itinerary involved a night in Edinburgh, two nights in Aviemore, two nights in Ballachulish, and a final night in Edinburgh. We drove around Loch Ness, spent an afternoon on the sea in Oban, visited mid-evil castles, and stopped to sip Scotch in Pitlochry. We had… More Highland Fling: Two nights in Aviemore, Scotland

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Preparing a Medical Kit for family day hikes

We live in the Midwest. We have some hills, but, regrettably, no mountains or alpine lakes.  Maybe someday we will be practicing in a location that would allow us to take an afternoon off to hike a brisk 3 mile, 3000 ft elevation change hike (strongly recommend the Grouse Grind for anyone visiting Vancouver, BC), but for now… More Preparing a Medical Kit for family day hikes