So Much To Be Thankful For…

This year Stevie and I have SO DAMN MUCH to be thankful for.

First and foremost, we’re thankful to have Outdoorplay.
This is our business back in the USA. ODP for life baby!

We’re thankful to have an amazing team of people working together to run Outdoorplay. Our team seriously rocks and we love them. Here is a photo of some of the team. I wish we had a shot of everyone, but we don’t. Thank you guys!

From left to right – Kody, Doug, Tristan, Brian, Stephanie, Stacey, and Jason

We are thankful for the Occupy Wall Street movement for giving us hope that apathy hasn’t completely killed the American spirit.

Whether you love them, hate them, or are indifferent, you have to respect these people for standing up to the power and money that dominate our lives. (More on this coming in a future post)

We’re thankful to have made such wonderful friends in Peru! Julio and Lauren, we love you guys.

We are thankful to be in Huanchaco where we’ve made more and more great friends every day, including Kris and Carlota, our landladies who live downstairs.

On a side note, I’m thankful for Stevie’s ability to make friends with just about anyone! My life would be a shell without her.

We are thankful to have Kiki. She is undisputedly the best dog in the world and we are happy she survived her recent mole removal operation!

We’re thankful for our friends and family back in the USA. Thanks for understanding our nomadic lifestyle and putting in the extra effort to stay in touch with us via the blog and skype.

You know who you are… insert your face here…


Finally, we are thankful to have each other. Every day I fall more in love with Stevie and feel so fortunate to be able to share my life with her.

I think she feels the same way, even though she moved her desk into the spare room and now has her own office which separates us by an entire hallway.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from Sprinter Life!




PS. We’re also thankful for all our blog followers! So here is a


Sprinter Life Readers – We know a lot of you may be shopping for holiday gifts this weekend. We’d like to invite you to check out the gear we sell at Outdoorplay. There is a ton of kayaking gear, but also camping gear, tents, sleeping bags, headlamps, and clothing.

And we’d like extend you all a special discount of 25% off your order through Monday. Thanks for following Sprinter Life!

Use this coupon code at checkout

coupon code – SPRINTER

Note: we can’t apply the discount to items that are already on sale. We’d be losing money. Also not on kayaks since we offer free shipping on those. And a few vendors are excluded due to contracts we have. Sorry, have to put in the fine print.  


  1. Mauro y Naty says:

    Right on my friend…. same here… lots of love….

  2. Yes son, we all have much to be grateful for and you said it well. Diane and I are having dinner at the club house here in Yuma with our new friends. You two have a great day and give Stevie a BIG hug for me.
    Love you both,

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! So thankful Tree saved us from ourselves in the dessert.

  4. Thankful for you.

  5. Lynn Hamann says:

    Yes…you two have much to be thankful for and ‘we the people’ ; ) are thankful for you guys…you bring a sense of joy and insight to many. Enjoy and thank you!

  6. Auntie Christy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Stevie and Tree!
    We are all snuggled in our little house in the Napa Valley. Trees are shedding pretty leaves and the smell of sweet potatoes are seeping from the oven! Hope you find a little Thanksgiving tradition down there!
    Love, Auntie Christy

  7. dude, thanks for the discount. was already gong to get that tent for the cascades trip next spring anyway. will get it now for sure. be safe down there. Pete

  8. I love you more than all the stars in the sky.

  9. I sent a 13a second try yesterday sporting an old ODP t shirt. When do I get my sponsorship cheque?

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