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Things to Do on Vacation in Grand Junction, CO

The area in and around Grand Junction in Colorado has so much going for it. There is lots of natural splendor to enjoy in every direction, plenty of history with paleontological digs to partake in, or you can just get out on the mighty Colorado River … [Read more...]

Weeks 2 & 3: Boulder Life and Leaving the Office

The last few weeks–err months, maybe years–have been a series of transitions. First there were the purges, then turning in the keys to my house, and now a new phase of kinda-on-the-road but mostly still-in-the-office. My personal life has been … [Read more...]

Weeks 0 & 1: Goodbye Denver, Hello Boulder!

It’s been about two weeks since I turned in the keys to my adorable house on Grant Street in Denver. Packing up my entire life and downsizing to accommodate my new mobile lifestyle was a whirlwind. At first, I skimmed my belongings and clung to … [Read more...]

Celebrating 27 – City to Creek to Camp to Climb

The week approaching my 27th birthday was, frankly, a bit humdrum. I had been so busy with ‘life‘ and work that I hardly even registered it was my birthday week until someone else pointed it out. “Oh well, 27 isn’t a big … [Read more...]

Hit the Trails and Become a Weekday Warrior

I never thought I would become a weekend warrior. In fact, I spent years dedicated to a pursuit of a lifestyle where “weekend warrior” does not apply. But here I am, working 40 hours a week and regulating much of my outdoor time to the way-too-short … [Read more...]

Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the … [Read more...]

Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the … [Read more...]

I Could Call This Place Home

Anyone who's been following my blog for awhile knows of my infatuation with Colorado. In my earlier years it was skiing the dry Colorado snow that drew me here in the winter. Later it was to reconnect with friends I'd met while traveling who happen … [Read more...]

To Durango and Beyond

After hovering in Westcliffe, visiting old friends and making new ones, and enjoying some heartwarming animal encounters, it was time to shove off and continue on my journey. I couldn't leave town before visiting the Paca Peace Farm though. I went to … [Read more...]

Road Trip!

I know. You're all thinking LIFE is a road trip for me, right? It's true, but as I've mentioned many times, I can't stop at some of the most beautiful places along the way while driving "The Beast", and there are some places ya just can't get to in a … [Read more...]

Colorado… Too Much of a Good Thing???

I can't believe how far behind I am on blogging! Not that it's been all that long since I last wrote, but I have an over-abundance of stories and images to share and my days have been far too full of fun and friends and beauty and adventure and dogs … [Read more...]

Elissa Joins the Journey

I have been full time on the road for more than nine months now, and still the hardest part of the journey is being away from my daughter. For those of you who are newcomers to this blog, the idea for this journey began as my daughter, Elissa, … [Read more...]

Two Days of Rock and Roll (day 1)

Serious play on words, but I’ve never seen so many big ROCKS before in my life, and I saw them all as I was ROLLING down the road. Well, I hiked to some, but I had to roll to get there. Thus the title of this post. I saw so many amazing sights in … [Read more...]

Still High In/On the Rockies

I've been in Colorado for more than three weeks now, and it almost feels as though I've moved here.  It's strange to be away from my RV for this long, but I am glad I decided to leave it behind in Sedona. Although most of the roads have been clear, I … [Read more...]

Rocky Mountain High

I have been working my way through the mountains of Colorado for more than two weeks now, traveling over six hundred miles of scenic highways in every kind of weather. Again I find myself short of words to describe the majestic beauty I'm witnessing. … [Read more...]

The Mountains Beckon Me

I don't begin to know how to describe my feelings about the mountains. They do tug at me though, maybe even more so having spent the last 15 years living in Texas. My relationship with mountains is not intense, like that of an addicted climber, but … [Read more...]