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How we met

It’s strange to think that we spent the majority of our lives four hours from each other (me in Pittsburgh, Tracy in Maryland), and yet we didn’t meet each other until we were thousands of miles from our homes. In … Read More

Iceland 2018

I’m going to spare you all of the canceled flight, rainy weather and happy accident details of our trip to Iceland. Let’s face it, the internet is full of detailed stories about Iceland travel. Instead, I’m going to share things … Read More

Holiday Valley, New York

Like you, I had never heard of Holiday Valley Ski area either. When doing a search for solid eastern ski areas, Holiday Valley showed up a few times as one of the best. Going north from Maryland into the snow … Read More

Hidden Valley, PA 2018

It would not be a ski season in the Becker house without a weekend trip to Hidden Valley Resort in PA. This year’s trip was from January 5th to the 7th. After grabbing the boys from school on Friday the … Read More

NYC and Boston

I have been meaning to post on our trip to NYC and Boston but time just got away from me. The original impetus for this trip was some of our boys really wanted to see NYC and our oldest is … Read More


No, not Disney.  Perhaps I’m a bad parent, but I’ve never wanted to visit Disney World.  The few times my wife has open the topic of taking our three boys I’ve been less than enthused.  To be clear, my lack … Read More

Being a Pittsburgher

We are all from somewhere. Some of us are proud of where we are from and others are meh about their hometown.  In my experience, Pittsburghers tend to be proud of their roots.  I was born and raised in Pittsburgh … Read More

Skied it: Seven Springs February 2017

We hit Seven Springs Mountain Resort this past weekend at just the right time. While the whole ski area was not open, most of the runs were skiable. Unfortunately, the big half pipe was still under construction. We arrived late … Read More