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Outdoor Activities in Cape Cod

Cape Codders will admit that the springtime is always a great time to get the family or your friends together for outdoor activities. Cape Cod is rich in nature, culture, and has great weather in the spring. Go kayaking, parasailing, fishing, hiking, jogging, and more. Encourage your family and friends that getting outdoors will help you live a heart-healthy active lifestyle. Older adults can enjoy wine tasting or watch sports events in the local park. Rest assured, there is something for the entire family to have a summer full of fun and excitement outdoors in Cape Cod. When your day is over, relax and unwind at The Captain Farris House Bed & Breakfast.

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Best Hikes in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack mountains are a mountain range in upstate New York. The pristine mountain land is an outdoor lover’s paradise. It encompasses over 2,000 miles of hiking trails, 3,000 lakes and ponds and 1,200 miles of rivers. Here’s your guide to the best hikes in the Adirondacks.

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The Best Outdoor Activities in Juneau, AK

Outdoor enthusiasts love the snow covered terrain of Juneau, Alaska. The Alaskan capital is filled with glaciers and hiking trails to explore. You won’t want to miss an Alaskan sunset at night after a day filled with outdoor activities. Here are some outdoor activities to try for your visit to Juneau.

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The Best Rafting Trips in Leavenworth, WA

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Whitewater rafting is a sport that should be on every adventure seeker’s bucket list. Nestled in the Cascade Mountains between Tacoma and Seattle, Leavenworth is Washington’s hidden gem. Leavenworth is known for its scenic landscape and Bavarian feel. The calm Icicle River and wild Wenatchee River call Leavenworth home. If you’re looking for a thrilling or calm day on the water, here are the best places that offer rafting trips in Leavenworth.

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The Best Fishing Tours and Lessons in Hawley, PA

imageFishermen of all levels will find much to enjoy in Pennsylvania, named one of the best states to fly fish by Forbes. This is especially true of Hawley, Pennsylvania, home of Lake Wallenpaupack, a man-made, five-acre lake created in 1927 by the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, and the Lackawaxen River. Less than three hours’ drive from both New York City and Philadelphia, the lake and river are stocked with plenty of walleye, striped and smallmouth bass and other fish. Continue reading “The Best Fishing Tours and Lessons in Hawley, PA” »

The Best Golf Courses in Santa Fe for the Avid Golfer

farms15Why do people love golf so much? If you have never played, this is a tricky question. However, avid golfers know exactly why the sport is so cherished by millions of people from all walks of life. There is really only one thing that could steal some of the joy from a day spent playing golf, a substandard course. If you are a resident of Santa Fe, you are in luck. Below, we are going to list the top-five golf courses that are worthy of a golfers time. Continue reading “The Best Golf Courses in Santa Fe for the Avid Golfer” »

Why Your Dune Vacation is Actually A Workout

Vacationing near sand dunes is fun. There are many different dunes to experience in America from Michigan to Alabama and anywhere in between. If you enjoy being active on your vacations than a dune vacation is just the thing for you. There are so many different activities that you can do on sand dunes. Not only are these activities fun, but they are also a great workout. Just walking on sand gives you a better workout than running on concrete, and imagine what else you could do. Well, you don’t have to imagine too much. Here are a few of the best sand dune activities that are also a great adrenaline boost and workout: Continue reading “Why Your Dune Vacation is Actually A Workout” »

Why Outdoor Enthusiasts Love Washington State

larch_600The state of Washington is considered to be one of the best places among outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy some fun in nature. This state is home to many natural wonderlands that attract avid hikers, boaters and climbers as well as other people who just love spending time outdoors. Continue reading “Why Outdoor Enthusiasts Love Washington State” »

Surfing Tips for First Timers

abeginningSo, you’ve finally decided to make the leap from casual beach bum to all out surfer guru. It might not be as easy as you think, but with a little patience and a lot of practice, you’ll get there in no time. Along the way, follow these helpful tips and tricks that will make anyone believe you were born to ride the waves. Continue reading “Surfing Tips for First Timers” »

Newbie Card Maintenance & Some Fabulous Finds

After a move recently I discovered a box labeled “Sports Cards”.

Woops.

jaromir jagr rookieThis was a collection of long forgotten cards that I didn’t even remember existed. It turns out many of these cards were cast offs from my teenage years when I began losing interest in card collecting. A lot of cards and random autographed prints were put together in cheap sleeves and a few good ones were kept in an 8 pocket folder. The cards were kept out of light and fortunately were fairly well maintained considering how flimsy the material was that they were being kept in. So what was found within this old container? Some interesting treasures.

  • Roger Clemens Fleer rookie card
  • Jaromir Jagr Upper Deck rookie
  • Sergei Fedorov Upper Deck rookie
  • Eric Lindros minor league Oshawa Generals card

The value on all of these cards is fairly negligible at this point, but as a sports fan they’re still cool collectibles that I will find a better, more secure home for – something better than low quality three ring binders at the very least.

In terms of the prints that I came across I had some real dandies there as well. One of my favorites was a 1991 Indianapolis Colts team poster. Prior to the Detroit Lions recent 0-16 dumpster fire, this was possibly the worst team in modern football. As I recall, only kicker Dean Biasucci was a Pro Bowler on that squad. Looking through the roster (conveniently printed on the bottom of the poster) it’s a veritable who’s who of nobodies. Duane Bickett was the only other player to have a career of any notability. “I would at least remember the quarterbacks” you say. Well, if you remember Gary Hogeboom and Jack Trudeau then you need to find your way onto a sports quiz show ASAP because you’re going to be tough to beat.

Now, to find somewhere to hang these things in my bar…