This past weekend we had a chance to explore Decorah Iowa. I had not been there in years. I distinctly recall riding through there while riding my first Ragbrai at age 14. It's a beautiful little town in the rolling hills of NE Iowa.
We also had the chance to stay in an 1855 cabin. I never thought I would get the chance to experience something like that. This home has belonged to their family and had been passed down from generation to generation.
Just as we were leaving town; the sun began to peak above the horizon and the frost glistened with light. It was a pretty awesome moment to cap off a cool weekend.
The outdoors has had a special place in my heart ever since I was a child. My earliest memories are of my mother telling us to grab our things and jump in the Jeep. Then we would head off on some grand adventure. .
She taught us that you didn’t need things to have fun. That you could collect experiences and hold them for a lifetime. She taught us to have a healthy respect for the outdoors. And to chase the unknown. .
To this day, I continue to love the outdoors. There has and always will be a special place in my heart for adventure with the ones I love the most.
When we started @trinityinvest back in 2015 it was a simple idea that took years to implement. We wanted to create a business structure that would allow people to invest in commercial property. .
The commercial world is a small one. And quite often it’s a few individuals who own a large majority of it. That’s why we developed a path for those of us who wanted to be a part of that world. .
But it wasn’t easy, it took us years just to create the right path and find the best investors. We finally have a pace and structure that we’re happy with. We’ve learned a lot in the last 4 years. .
This is our newest purchase. Located in Clive it’s a retail strip right across the street from another building we own. We are now at 7 investments. With one development in the works. Here’s to continued growth in the years to come.
On Friday we had the chance to help Emily's family chop wood so they could have heat for the winter. They've been burning wood for their heat for the last 40 years. It's crazy to think about what it takes to do that — something we all take for granted on a regular basis. .
At the time, I was a little tired and not anticipating nearly 7 hours of chopping wood. But after a few hours, it was pretty fun. I enjoyed chipping away throughout the day. And when it was all done, we had a sense of accomplishment. .
For someone who is always in their head, it felt good to forget about everything else except for the task at hand. So I guess what I'm trying to say is that there is a kind of Zen in chopping wood. .
photo by @emilyjohayes jacket from @badowers