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My name is Andrea, and I’m simply a Capricorn wandering through this thing called life. I currently live with my boyfriend Alex and our fur kids Hannah (pitbull mix), Mya (German shepherd mix), Jinx (tabby cat), and probably a foster dog or two.

Born and raised in a suburb outside of Minneapolis, I visited parks occasionally and began to really dabble in hiking, paddling, camping and other outdoor activities in college. My love of the outdoors has grown substantially since then, and within the last couple of years I’ve added geocaching to the list. I’m far from an expert, but I’ve learned a few things along the way. Such as not taking a selfie when walking on the side of a mountain in Colorado (trail, meet foot; other foot, meet… air?!). Or that car camping and backpack camping are quite different (it’s only 1.5 miles, so we can make multiple trips!). Or that carrying 100+ ounces of water when backpacking is more work than needed when you’re only hiking 1 mile and 3/4 of that is straight up a steep hill. What fun would it be if everything went according to plan anyway?

Our home has also been a revolving door of foster dogs (I lost count after 40), and no two dogs have been the same. Like the dog that would hide under the bed for a solid 24 hours after a storm rolled through (she had the bladder of steel). Or the dog that ate an entire pan of brownies (yes, she survived; yes, she had explosive diarrhea for a couple days after). Or the dog who ate a handful of antacid chewables (yes, she survived; yes, she proceeded to vomit every hour on the hour for 24 hours). Or the dog who learned how to escaped her crate, leaving us to come home to a pile of shoes on the couch one day and empty chip bags strewn about another day. Or the dog that made us realize our gate had a broken latch after she escaped and went for a run around the neighborhood by herself. Add in a resident feline who is a complete asshole, and this blog may include a dash of what’s happening at home with our “funny farm”.