Nash Bash

If you haven’t been to Nashville – make it a priority. If you don’t have a group of the best friends in the world – make that an even bigger priority.

Shout to Tommie and Nicole on tying the knot and choosing the coolest city to do it in. Flew down on Thursday and checked into a rad house – thanks Vaystays – and hit the town immediately. Chased Tom and crew around 6th street, but woke up mega early on Friday to celebrate little Joey’s 30th. Late Sat night ended up back at the house reliving some of our best moments. Out again, late, and up early Saturday for wedding prep. MC4L

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Quick Vegas Trip

The greatest thing about living in Arizona is how close you are to fantastic other places. Bryan was in town to offer a keynote speech for a business fraternity, so Conner and I drove the desert 4.5 hours on a Friday night to visit. Late night black jack, a pool day @ the mirage, the speech, and a fantastic dinner at Bazaar meats, with easily the best mashed potatoes any man could ask for. A great visit! 

Bridget in AZ!

Been too long since I posted, so I’m about to go IN on some back to back to backs.

No better place to start than to revisit the awesome weekend of my sister visiting Arizona from Vermont. She got in on Friday and we started the weekend the right way, at a Snakes game with Conner and Tyler. Dinner at Cibo after, and up early to hike @ Superstition.

Made it to the belly, roughly 2k feet up in the sweltering heat. Probably 103 outside. Left the mountain for Canyon Lake. I’d never been there before (never really been to any lake in Arizona) and I was very impressed. Tons of people, boats, and partying. Will be back for sure. Sat night dinner with Bryan, Angie, and Emi @ Cowboy Ciao in Scottsdale. A beautiful evening.Bridget wisely moved her flight from Sunday to Monday, and we were able to spend some time with Brent who was in from LA.

Conner’s First Flag

I’ve stated it before, but my favorite thing about living in Phoenix is likely Flagstaff – which is a solid 2 hours north of Phoenix. Having this ~40 degree cooler maven within a morning’s drive makes the 120+ days that much more manageable. Took Conner up for a glorious hike (with a bit of unpredicted offroading) through the Inner Basin trail of Mount Humphrey’s.

Left early to get up there, packed for the day, hiked a 4 hour 7 miler, beers @ Mother Road, dinner @ The Tinder Box, a few @ Haunted Monte V’s, then some scenic routes on the way home in the AM. If Flagstaff is not on your list, now it is.

1517 E Roosevelt St

Been done moved back to Phoenix. This time it’s….

Settled in #DTPHX, within the historic confines of the Garfield District.

Big ups to Steve F (if you need a realtor let me know) for helping me find this gem. Everything the kid could ask for; newly remodeled, with some swag, simplistic take, in a mid-century white on white. Thanks to everyone who’s helped get me here, hoped for me to get here, watched me get here, or now know I’ve gotten here. #MCWest

Tools of Titans

I’ve been away. Crazy how busy life becomes when you move to a new(ish) city, start a new job, and buy a house. Haven’t posted in longer than I’d like, so thought I’d start with where my mind has been as of late.

Hammered through Tim Ferrriss’ Tools of Titans, a must read for really anyone, but especially for those who are fans of slight life augmentations and overall efficiency. Broken into three parts (healthy, wealthy, wise) it’s a much easier read than the 700 page face value.

Too many anecdotes to speak to, but the ~$25 cost is well worth it if only for a coffee table read. I’d recommend starting with Laird Hamilton’s piece.