Sickness

Dear Ronin, Recently you got really sick with a bad stomach bug.  You were throwing up every 45 min. and the rest of the time was spent sleeping.  This vomiting lasted 3 full days and you did not leave my … Continue reading

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Back on the bike

Dear Ronin, A few months back, Jamie helped us build up a very special bike. However, it’s been out at paint for a while. Now that it is back, we took advantage of the dry weather to spend some pedaling … Continue reading

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Your room

Dear Ronin, Last night you slept in your own room. Until last month, you didn’t really have a room to sleep in. The entire upstairs has been under construction since before you were born. So together, we all shared a … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Wilderness – Day 6

Dear Ronin, Yesterday was a long day followed by a longer night. You are still cutting you front teeth and hardly let us sleep a wink. In fact, you mother and I had very little sleep this entire trip. With … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Wilderness – Day 5

Dear Ronin, The big day… time to climb the mountain. Out of camp, we headed east of the lake on a spur trail. About a half mile in, we crossed a “trail closed” sign, but figured that it was too … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Wilderness – Day 4

Dear Ronin, It was Wednesday, and my parents were driving down to meet us. I packed you up, and jogged down the steep spur trail back to Devils Lake. This is the trail that most climbers use to access the … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Wilderness – Day 3

Dear Ronin, After a cold night, we woke up early to clear skies. Our destination for the day was only a few miles away, so I decided to take you out for a while and let your mother rest. We … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Wilderness – Day 2

Dear Ronin, Early the next morning, we parked at the Green Lakes trailhead and headed up a route known as Soda Creek. This trail slowly meanders up toward a peak known as Broken Top. Soon we were walking through the … Continue reading

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Three Sisters Wilderness – Day 1

Dear Ronin, Your mother and I love central Oregon, especially the Three Sisters Wilderness area. Our first real backpacking trip together (almost 10 years ago) was a week long, loop around the three mountains. After packing up and making a … Continue reading

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Another party

Dear Ronin, This has certainly been a summer full of party fun for our family. Last week it was your cousin Ben’s turn. He was turning 4 and was very excited that we were coming to his “knight” party. Your … Continue reading

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