Author: David Rasmussen

Dreams of The Thaw

It’s winter still, but we’re fattening the horses, bulking up supplies and getting the wagons ready for our first adventure across the mighty Mississippi into the wild west later this year.   Most of America...

Red Bucket in Siesta Key

It’s a little after three in the morning and I wake up with both of my hands pounding.  It feels like someone took a Eastwing hammer and beat my palms.  Perhaps I should turn on...

The Drop

A cool morning breeze rustles the feathers of the sleeping bald eagle. His golden eye pops open just as the tip of the sun crests the earth.   From his perch high on a...

A Place Like Mayberry

“Sarah?…This is Andy Taylor.  Fine how are you……Well, soak it Sarah. Soak it a lot in warm salt water. Uh, listen Sarah, get me Thelma Lou will ya’? I know she’s Barney’s girl…..Cause I...

Trail Magic

Trail Names,  Trail Crossings & Trail Magic Almost every hiker on the Appalachian Trail gives up their name identity and takes on a new trail name.   You won’t meet a Bob, David, Mary or...