Monday, February 27, 2012


Those who know me know my love of maple. I have in the past spent a lot of time working in a sugar house so for this first Winter back in a long time I figured I would at least tap a few trees and enjoy the rewards.

Nothing is as good as fresh maple syrup and like most things homemade is best.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A new spot

Little bouldering video of another warm day this Winter in CT at a new place for me. First Winter back in New England in a very long time and it has been the mildest on record.
Warm day in Winter from Neto Nomads on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Product Review: Prana Pant

Prana Sutra pant getting tested at Joshua Tree.

15 years ago I got my first piece of Prana clothing in the way of a pair of shorts for climbing while working at a climbing gym. So it's fair to say I have been a fan for a while since climbing, travel and Yoga are all parts of my life. Right now I am on my third pair of Sutra pants and decided it was time for a review.
They are a pretty simple design; straight leg, two pockets and a draw string. I have never been one for baggy linen looking pants but decided these looked pretty good and could be great for Yoga so I purchased my first pair with that much information.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Surf and Turf

Due to our busy schedules, Nick and I celebrated Valentine's Day the weekend after. Due to our love of the sea and land, we made surf and turf for what would become one of my all time favorite meals. That's right, I said it.

On the menu:
The Surf - 2 - 1 1/4 lb. Maine lobsters
The Turf - 1 - 1 3/4 in. organic ribeye steak
The Earth - Brussel sprouts (enough for 2)
1 loaf - fresh Italian bread
2 bottles of Malbec (we had 90+ Cellars)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Have a Sandwich

Decided to make a up some stuffed chicken breast sandwiches. With bacon, Cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and chicken on a roll its hard to go wrong.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Playlist - 10 Songs to Set the Mood

Boy and girls, it's that time of year again, Love is in the air! For your listening pleasure, here are our not-so-typical Valentine's Day song picks to spice up your day.  Add to our list and let us know what you're listening to today!

Nick's Picks:
Sean paul – I am still in love with you
Bob Marley – Three little birds
Pitbull – Hotel Room
Gyptian – hold yuh
Bobby Brackins feat. IAMSU!  Roach Gigz - ‘Golden State’

Carolyn's Picks:
Cocoa Tea Ft. Shabba Ranks - Love Me Truly
Damian Marley ft. Stephen Marley - All Night
Collie Buddz - Mamacita
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Tell Me Somethin Good
Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On

Happy Lover's Day all!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Times your Square and Super your Bowl

No place better to kick-off the 2012 Super Bowl than New York City...especially when a New York team is on the field, and boy did Big Blue not let us down! Although I didn't make any bets to strip to a bikini if the Giants lost (you rocked those Giants colors Maria Menounos), I did promise a fellow New Yorker we would hit Times Square when (and lets be honest, we knew it would happen) the Giants won.

Normally we avoid Times Square but as my friend said "I want to feel the energy when New York wins", the energy was there as were the swelling crowds who exploded with 'Giants' chants joined by another group with the celebratory OlĂ© (you know this fĂștbol fan felt right at home).

Go ahead, sing along...then let me know what you did for Super Bowl Sunday??

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Mess

As Winter pushes forward our engine lies in wait until Spring where it will finally be relieved of its duties. As you can see from above, the old Volvo has seen its fair share of use and is no longer reliable. So what does that mean for our boat? If you know, let us know haha. A few options are replacing the Volvo with a new Beta engine that is smaller, lighter and very expensive or replace it with a less expensive engine that is reliable but from all accounts a whole lot of extra work. We could always just lose it all together and have a lighter boat with less mechanical problems -- people have sailed with no engine for hundreds of years after all.

The best part of the North

Anyone who has lived in the Northeast for a Winter knows how it has a lot more bad than good. However come late Winter the tables turn as it becomes sugar season. Nothing I have tasted comes close to real fresh maple syrup. In years past I have worked a bunch in sugar houses but this season being the first back in a long time I figured I would make a few small batches of syrup at home.