Day 4 – Rocky Mountain High 2017 – Sleep for Suckas, BV, & That is also good…

Interrogative: What sound immediately jerks a Coach out of bed and knocks off all sleepiness? Or perhaps, What sounds like that disgusting cat that lived outside your first apartment after eating several birds? Answer:  Retching. Unbridled Retching. Impressive in a medical way. Yes, at 3:00 AM, Gman got hit with the I-swallowed-fifty-gallons-of-pool-water-and-ate-too-many-processed-weenies case of the…

Day 2 – Rocky Mountain High 2017: Deep Canyon, Big Steak

Due to some clever climate control, all parties slept in until almost 8am. Way to go Lady Coach! The cold a/c makes them want to stay under the covers. To get the day started off right Coach took E, Gman, and Poppy down to the lobby for a breakfast of waffles, eggs, and cereal. Coach…

Day 1 – Rocky Mountain High 2017: Doe Eyes & Open Skies

#TeamHovis is pumped up for our annual adventure! This year’s destination, the beautiful White River National Forest in Colorado. Lots of adventures await us on the road trip to Colorado. We made it out of home base right on time at 9am. First stop a Granddad meet and greet.  With Granddad and Nana spending all…

Day 12 & 13- No Hurry 2016: Nazis, Traffic, Scandia, and Home

July 26th, 2016 The trip is quickly winding down and TeamHovis is getting a bit spent on energy. The whole team slept in until late but the Coaching Staff was awoken in the middle of the night to a 50 person fight breaking out on the street below. It was a like a train wreck…

Day 11 – No Hurry 2016: Volcanoes & Waterfalls

June 25th, 2016 Sorry to those of you following us closely, we have been posting a day late.  Too much fun! It was another stellar day in California. As we’re getting up and ready for the day E went out on the front porch and sat by herself for awhile to enjoy the morning. In…

Day 10 – No Hurry 2016: Playground, Kissing, and Dorie

June 24th, 2016 TeamHovis set out to have the slowest day on record. Mission accomplished. The kiddos slept in and we started the day off with breakfast at the hotel. Great accommodations at the Best Western Plus TreeHouse. Great little road side family hotel with wonderful views of Mt Shasta. Through some fortuitous timing, we…

Day 9 – No Hurry 2016: No Pic Thursday

June 23rd, 2016 The Coaching Staff failed to take a single good picture today. Sorry! Who loves getting up at 4:00 in the morning and making sure Lady Coach sees the joy(?) in it as well?  Oh, Poppy… Getting up before the sun does not a good vacation day make.  But it’ll turn itself around!…

Day 8 – No Hurry 2016: Grumpies and Smores

June 22nd, 2016 Well TeamHovis hit our low today. The day started off promising with Lady Coach getting a chance to sleep in. After that it was 5 hours of more or less continual grumpiness for all team members – maybe or maybe not related to the fact that Coach allowed the kiddos to watch…

Day 7 – No Hurry 2016: Conquering Kayaking and Ocean World

June 21st, 2016 Today was a day like any other day, if your days are full of kayaking, sharks, stingrays, crock-pot meals, pinnipeds, and Shubies. The Lady Coach nailed our breakfast of pigs in a blanket. Shortly after eating, the kiddos informed me it was time for a soak in the hot tub. So soak…