Boy Meets Tree


It’s only funny until someone gets hurt, then it is hilarious

Rest assured – boy is tough, boy walked away with only a few scratches, boy then biked 9 miles down a treacherous mountain trail,

boy thought the video hysterical!

It is always good to laugh, even  especially when it is at yourself.

Sweet Spot: Marlette Lake – Lake Tahoe, CA

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The Halloween Hamburger Murder


Happy Halloween, Sweet Spot Style

Video by H

Other Sweet Spot Videos:

Boy Meets Tree

What’s Your Idea of a Good Time?

Every Good Rebellion Deserves Documentation

Sweet Spot Halloween posts:

Nightmare on Doddridge Street

To Spider With Love

Accidental Farmer: The Rest of the Story

Sweet Spot Travels

Sweet Spot Travels

Venice, Italy


Santa Cruz, CA

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe 2

Devil’s Bridge, Arizona

Las Vegas

Las Vegas on a budget


Marlette Lake, Lake Tahoe

Boy Meets Tree

Biking in Lake Tahoe


UK on a budget

Amsterdam and UK – funny stuff

Hamburg, Germany



Italy 2

Just ‘Cause it’s Friday (Venice, Italy)

Merry Christmas 2012-New York

9 Free Activities to Do With Kids in Italy

“We Got to Let Love Rule” – The Love Locks of Italy

Spring Break and The Devil’s Bridge

A Trip More (or Less) Ordinary (California)

Thanks For the Memories, Mexico

Puerto Rico Island Travels Part 1:  The Lost Tour

Puerto Rico Island Travels Part 2: The Clothing Optional Tour

Puerto Rico Island Travels Part 3: The Big Cajones Tour

Mini-Break in Monterey, CA

A Paris Perspective: The Monuments

A Paris Perspective: The City

A Paris Perspective: The River and Bridges

Merry Christmas 2013 – Brussels, Belgium

Paris, the Walmart of Love?

50 Is the New 30: A Napa Excursion

Costa Rica Part 1:  Take a Picture, It Lasts Longer

Costa Rica Part 2: No Signs Allowed!

Costa Rica Part 3: The Eco Adventures

Sweet Spot Tells All (A travel interview)

Ecuador Part 1: Forrest Gump Goes to Quito

Ecuador Part 2:  Getting Mobbed and Spit On in Cuenca

Ecuador Part 3:  Throwing My Kids Off a Bridge in Banos

Somewhere in Mexico: Roberto Barrios Falls

Somewhere in Mexico: The Talking Cross

Somewhere in Mexico: Beautiful Bacalar

Weekend Wedding in Monterey

My California

Copenhagen in 7 Hours of Daylight: The City Walk

Copenhagen in 7 Hours of Daylight: City of Art

SoCal Mini Break: Beach Time

SoCal Mini Break: Venice Beach Boardwalk

South American Summer: Peru and Colombia


Machu Picchu, Peru 2016

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

5 Steps to Getting Your Kids to Stop Asking “How Much Longer?”


If your kids never, ever ask this question, wouldn’t even think asking it, would die before this question passed their lips,  then stop reading right now this instant.  However if, as I strongly suspect, your kids are like mine and fully abuse the question “How Much Longer?” , you might want to check out my latest article on,

5 Steps to Getting Your Kids to Stop Asking “How Much Longer?”.  

Alright, already, here is the teaser…

My son has an annoying habit of constantly asking the question, “How much longer?” How much longer will something last, how much longer until we get somewhere, how much longer until something arrives, etc. (OK, it isn’t annoying, it is cute, endearing, precious, just like him … now do I get my parent-of-the-year trophy back?).

Actually, the problem isn’t just that he asks the question…

Enough?  Now, if you please, go here to get the rest of the snarky story.

5 Steps to Getting Your Kids to Stop Asking “How Much Longer?”

Oh, and if you need further laughs on this Wednesday hump day, I recommend this short and sweet vlog –  Boy Meets Tree

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Sweet Spot: Marlette Lake – Lake Tahoe, California


Truly breathtaking spot.  Want to go there?  Well, no cars are allowed, not even any roads, just trails. So here is what you need to do:

1.  Rent or bring a bike with lots and lots of suspension (unless you want your ya-ya parts to be screaming in agony the next day).

2.  Get up at the crack of dawn…(ok, or a few hours past the crack if you are like me and choose not to function any earlier than that!).

3.  Wear sunscreen (sun, high altitude and all).

4.  Wear bug spray ( I swear the mosquitos are as big as bald eagles up there!).

5.  Bike about 4 miles up hill (yes, really all uphill), to arrive at Marlette Lake.

6.  Leave your vertigo at home because the most exhilarating way down the mountain is to bike the 9 mile Flume Trail – an ant-trail sized path, apx 7800 elevation, along the side of Sierra Mountains with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe (uhh, don’t miss the trail, it s a long way down the hard way!).

7. And, when you finally make those arduous 3 to 4 miles up hill (for a special treat, the steepest part is saved for the last mile)  and before the long scenic cruise down hill (hopefully on the path and not down the side of the mountain)…don’t forget to take a swim.

For this sweet spot, the entire journey is more than worth it!

Oh, and on the chance you happen across the rope swing at Marlette Lake, better view this:  Boy Meets Tree

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