Running Local Trails in the Land of Alligators

My return to Naples, Florida in early July coincided with the beginning of a new training plan to regain my endurance for running a half marathon. This trip gave us the opportunity to visit Derek’s parents while on vacation for a few days over the Independence holiday. I also learned to rediscover my will to […]

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To Another Year of Adventures

I turned 30 and didn’t want to make a big deal about it, and Derek already knew how I felt without even asking. What I cherish about our marriage is that we built it on a great friendship. Derek Jager is the love of my life and we make our own path together with adventures, […]

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Paddle Battle Tournament 2018

Memorial Day weekend was quite a whirlwind of activity at the Paddle Battle Tournament in Michigan City, Indiana. Our good friend, Jeff Cederna was the tournament director for the Northwest Athletic Club’s first annual Pickleball tournament. The Jagers got a first-hand look at just how a tournament is run from competing in events as players […]

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The First Catch of the Season

When the DNR announced the first of Indiana’s free fishing days for 2018 on April 21st, the Jagers were itching to cast a line. We renewed our annual fishing licenses at the Big R and set up at our favorite spot at Martin’s Landing in Elkhart, Indiana on the shoreline of the St. Joseph River. After […]

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Local Printmaker shares “popular wisdoms” of Mexican Folklore

Si comes pescado antes de dormir, tendras pesadillas. (Don’t eat fish before bed or you’ll have nightmares). Ramiro Rodriguez grew up hearing superstitions like this from his relatives that he never forgot. As an artist, Rodriguez felt a connection to the stories of his family which led him to explore the “popular wisdoms” of Mexican-American culture through illustrations. Ramiro Rodriguez’s Sabidurias Populares is a […]

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A Sunset Tour for Two

Amidst the branches that frame our view, we slowly progress while ducking our heads with each twist and turn. The mangrove tunnels of Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve were not designed for humans but instead a wilderness for Florida’s panthers, alligators, manatees, and countless species of shorebirds. Immersed in the thicket, we worked together to steer […]

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The Great Hunt of Fort Myers

People are generally creatures of habit commuting daily routes and visiting familiar places. It can sometimes be difficult to appreciate where we reside without a tourist’s perspective of visiting a new place with open eyes. Every town has a history of how it came to be that is left just waiting to be discovered. My husband […]

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