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War Games: Nitehawk Airsoft and Paintball

Ever wonder what it’s like to play Airsoft warfare? For anyone who has played paintball before the idea is the same. But you’ve probably asked “How can you be sure you hit the other player?” For anyone who has never played either paintball or Airsoft you’re probably more interested in the level of pain involved. Well friends, I got a chance to explore both of those questions this past weekend when I was invited by my friend Greg to celebrate his dad, Bob’s, birthday which…

Road Trip: Leavenworth, Part 3

Shop and sight see... check. Party at Oktoberfest... check. Explore the beautiful mountains and river... here we go! Due to the craziness of the Leavenworth Marathon, we were unable to hike Icicle River like we initially planned, but thanks to a knowledgeable employee at Leavenworth Mountain Sports, we decided to hike Penstock Trail, just a couple miles west of town.  I am SO glad we did! We actually hiked the trail twice. That's how beautiful it was. On Saturday morning, Kyle…

Road Trip: Leavenworth, Part 2

Our trip to Leavenworth wasn't just for shopping and sightseeing. The main purpose for the trip was to check out their Oktoberfest, and boy did it deliver. Talk about a big party, there were hundreds, if not thousands, of people there for opening week. There were 4-5 entertainment areas full of tables and seats and a constant rotation of musicians and other acts, all thoroughly entertaining.   I have to say the biggest let down of the whole night was the…

Road Trip: Leavenworth, Part 1

As many of you may know, Kyle, my parents and I ventured over to to the beautiful Cascades to experience, firsthand, the excitement that is the Leavenworth Oktoberfest.  I instantly fell in love with this quaint, Bavarian village. I had been to Leavenworth as a child, and then again more recently for a late-night dinner on our way home from Seattle. But I have never really been there - it was never our destination. We took I-90 over and ended…

Road Trip: A Long Weekend in Seattle

Long time, no see compadres. I'm sorry if you think I've deserted you. I promise that isn't the case. I'm not going to lie, I was feeling a little less than inspired and needed a break. Between work, a death in the family and some sibling struggles we've been a little preoccupied. I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive over the past couple weeks. And for those that weren't in the loop I would like to say…