Pursuit of adventure

After 20 years in the military I turned my attention to the outdoors fulltime. Climbing mountains, living out of a backpack while traveling the world. My new address was the back of my vehicle. What many people thought was the dream, I always knew there was something missing, parenting. That window was closing quick as I was celebrating my 49th birthday in the middle of Canyonlands Utah.  Long story short, this is where I met Ami and the greatest adventures were to begin. Our son Orion was born on January 2017. After moving to Colorado, I found myself as a full time stay home daddy.  Nothing in my life could prepare me for what was about to come. So now as we welcomed our second child, Cassi, I hope my stories, words or adventures will land with families and daddies to encourage or give ideas to enjoy life with their little ones.


Published by John Schmitz

Happily married to an absolute dream come true woman, Ami. Who has blessed me with two absolute dream come true children, Orion and Cassi. Now my goal everyday is to do life with my children. Whether I go shopping or in the kitchen cooking, my children will be right there with me. Talking through my actions, involving them in decision making and understanding options available. Pitching tents, trails to hike and adventures to come, they will be my side.

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